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Armie Hammer: I'm too tall to spy

Published 10/08/2015

Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer doesn't rate his skills as a spy as he thinks he would get drunk and reveal the truth if he really were a secret agent.

The US star might make a good actor, but his powers of deception on the big screen don't necessarily mean he's a sleuth in the making.

In fact Armie, who's getting ready for the release of new spy movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E., thinks he'd be caught instantly if he had to go under cover.

"I'd make a terrible spy. I'm not the world's best secret keeper and I'm way too tall to blend into a crowd," he laughed to People magazine.

"I'd have a few drinks and then be like, 'Hey, guess what? I'm a spy!' Then I'd get killed."

In Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Armie plays KGB operative Illya and had to master a Russian accent.

The 28-year-old got so into his new twang, he often forgot he was doing the pronunciation.

"After a couple weeks, you stop thinking about it. You walk into a store for milk and accidentally ask for it in a Russian accent. Then you'll be like, 'Oh, I'm so sorry!' in an American accent and they look at you like you're crazy," he recalled.

The film also stars Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant and Alicia Vikander. Luckily for the cast Superman star Henry managed to keep his emotions in check, unlike on the set of TV show The Tudors.

"It's only happened to me once," Henry told Men's Fitness of getting excited on set. "A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts and I hadn't rearranged my stuff into a harmless position. She's basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard.

"It's not great when you're in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a b***r is it? No, not acceptable."

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