Armie Hammer’s 2017 Interview On Leaving Gossip Girl

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“Let me just say that was a tough show to film.”

Along with the increased attention on Hammer’s personal life, a 2017 interview with Andy Cohen has resurfaced in which the 34-year-old actor suggests he was fired from the TV show Gossip Girl.

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Hammer played Serena van der Woodsen’s love interest, Gabriel Edwards, during the show’s second season that aired in 2008-2009.

In the clip, taken from a special episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, an audience member asks Hammer, “On Gossip Girl, who was the biggest diva on set?”

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“I wish I could take all of my ‘pass’es back and use them right now,” Hammer began while wishing he could skip the question entirely.

“Let me just say, that was a tough show to film — and I didn’t end up actually filming all the episodes I was supposed to, because it was so tough.”

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“Really?” Cohen asked. “Literally, you said ‘Get me out of this’?” Hammer then replied, “It was also like, ‘Get him out of here.’”

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After Hammer mentioned that Blake Lively played his love interest on the show, co-guest Chelsea Handler replied, “Sounds like she was the problem,” to which Cohen said, “It sure does!”

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“No, no, that’s not what I’m saying,” Hammer quickly replied. “Don’t put words in his mouth,” Handler joked, to which Hammer said, “Because my foot is already there.”

As previously reported, Hammer released a statement while dropping out of the forthcoming J.Lo film Shotgun Wedding: “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”

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