Armie Hammer admits it 'would be foolish' to not acknowledge he's benefited from white privilege

Mail Online | 2/5/2019 | Roxy Simons For Mailonline
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He's made a name for himself in critically acclaimed films like Call Me By Your Name and the Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic On The Basis Of Sex.

And Armie Hammer admitted that, while he's worked hard to get where he is, it would be wrong of him to not think he's benefited from having white privilege.

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The actor, 32, spoke candidly in an interview for the March issue of British GQ on Tuesday, as he explained: 'There are white people who exercise their white privilege with or without knowing it and I would be foolish to sit here and say, "Well, that has nothing to do with my career." I can't sit here and say that.

'But also, people must be aware of the work ethic it takes. I get it. Guys like me have got a lot from being guys like me.'

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Armie then added: 'Even if white privilege does have anything to do with it, there is a lot of work I put into this.'

When he started out, the actor decided he'd 'rather not' rely on his parents' money while building his acting career, as he explained: 'It wasn't about cutting ties or bonds with my parents or anything like that. It was about strengthening myself.'

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Armie went on to discuss how he feels disconnected from millennials, even if he 'can't say [he is] not a millennial', because it 'doesn't resonate' with him.

Speaking candidly, he admitted: 'I don't know why millennials will go to a wedding and take a picture of themselves on the dance floor and then post it on social media and be like, "Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff, so happy for you guys!" Just what the **** is that? That just doesn't make any sense to me.'

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