In my mind, traveling to Italy and consumption of peaches has skyrocketed since Call Me By Your Name, the movie where Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet spent a summer frolicking around an Italian mansion while wet humping and demonstrating how dancing was not taught in the Hammer household. Director Luca Guadagnino indicated he was looking into doing a line of sequels. Even André Aciman, the author of the novel of the same name, said he was down with more movies and was even writing a sequel to book. But now Armie is all, “Nah.” I guess he’s still waiting to make another go at The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Armie sat down with Vulture, and by sat down, I mean he sprawled on a couch while the poor reporter had to hear him blab on about how exhausting it is to be an actor. I’ll stop being mean since Armie has a tendency to run away from the internet when it gets too rude. Armie was asked about the sequel since things seemed to be a-go in that department. Bring on the peach boning part deux, right?! Eh, maybe not, per Armie:
“No, the truth is, there have been really loose conversations about it, but at the end of the day — I’m sort of coming around to the idea that the first one was so special for everyone who made it, and so many people who watched it felt like it really touched them, or spoke to them. And it felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment. I don’t know that anything will match up to the first, you know?”
Armie also makes it sound like Luca isn’t as far along in the script for the second movie as we all previously thought. Instead, he claims the director, “Timmy,” and him just kind of jumped on the celebratory bandwagon when everyone went peachpit, er, apeshit on the idea of a second film. Still, Armie’s in if everyone else is in.
“I haven’t had that conversation with them explicitly. But I mean, look. If we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy’s in, and Luca’s in, I’d be an asshole to say no. But at the same time, I’m like, That was such a special thing, why don’t we just leave that alone?”
Sigh, good for you, Armie. It took two Sex & The City turds before someone was smart enough to wave the white flag on that!