Armie Hammer Was Bullied For Having Effeminate Features

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on Advocate.com November 13 2011 10:20 PM ET

J. Edgar star Armie Hammer discusses playing Clyde Tolson, being mistaken for a girl when he was a young boy with feminine features, and gay subtext in The Lone Ranger, and breaks into a chorus of "I'm Too Sexy,"during an interview with Rolling Stone's Peter Travers.

Hammer recalls that as a boy his effeminate features caused him to be picked on and called "girl." He even recalls a time when a man at a public men's room tried to prevent him from entering. Hammer also jokes about going from kissing his J. Edgar costar Leonardo DiCaprio to wearing ass-less chaps in his upcoming film adaptation of The Lone Ranger (opposite Johnny Depp) and even considers whether the two characters had an unrequited romance.

At the end of their conversation, Travers asks the actor to sing any song, suggesting he perform one that evokes his Tolson character. Hammer decides to sing a bit of Right Said Fred's 1992 hit "I'm Too Sexy."

Watch a portion of the interview below.

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