Armie Hammer Hinted In 2017 That He Was Fired From "Gossip Girl" Because It Was "A Tough Show To Film"

    "Let me just say, that was a tough show to film."

    Earlier this month, Armie Hammer publicly responded to alleged DMs that depicted sexually aggressive and potentially disturbing conversations. He also dropped out of a film with Jennifer Lopez, and since then, ex-girlfriend Paige Lorenze reportedly shared disturbing details of a relationship the actor had with her.

    Armie Hammer, wearing a coordinated jacket, vest, and pocket square, poses for photographers at the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards

    Along with the increased attention on Hammer's personal life, a 2017 interview with Andy Cohen has resurfaced in which the now–34-year-old actor suggested that 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, which aired in 2008–2009.

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

    Armie Hammer on The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Hammer, in response to co-guest Chelsea Handler's recommendation that he not pass on another question, said, "I wish I could take all of my passes back and use them all right now."

    Armie Hammer is seen outside the Today Show speaking to people seeking autographs

    He continued, "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."

    Armie Hammer smiles for a photo as he attends the premiere of the film "Bad Boys For Life"

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

    Armie Hammer, casually dressed and wearing sunglasses, leans against a railing as he poses for photos at the MDL Beast Festival Lunch

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

    Armie Hammer poses with his arms crossed at the MDL Beast Festival

    "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 about 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."