Mirror Mirror actor Armie Hammer, who is set to play Prince Alcott in the upcoming, Tarsem Singh directed, Snow White movie, has revealed how he had to give up being rich to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Armie’s father is Michael Armand Hammer, the owner of Knoedler Publishing and film and television company Armand Hammer Productions.
Hammer explained to Chicago Sun-Times, "That's because when I decided to do this and decided to get into it, I had to give up one of those things that you mentioned, which was being rich. It was a very difficult decision for my parents to accept, for me to drop out of high school to start acting.
He added, "They thought, 'You're dropping out of high school? No Hammer man has even dropped out of college without getting an MBA or a PhD', or this and that. They wanted me to go to Columbia. That was the goal.”
Armie continued, "'You're going to go to Columbia! There's a building there!' 'No, I'm really not. Sorry. I'm glad that works for you but I've got to do this'."
Mirror Mirror is out now in the US and is released in the UK on April 2.