Mirror Mirror’s Prince Alcott Really DOES Believe in Love at First Sight!
By : Ashley
When you think of a fairytale prince, you probably think of a charming young man, as handsome as he is strong , courageous, honorable, and ready to save the day at a moment’s notice. I’m here to tell you that Armie Hammer is all of that and more in the new movie Mirror Mirror. The best part about Armie Hammer both on and off the screen? His down to earth sense of self, sense of humor, and love of the acting craft.
If you aren’t excited about Mirror Mirror yet, I’m letting you know that you should be. 😉 This is a great family movie that boys, girls, men, and women will all enjoy. In fact, the Prince (Armie) has been described as “someone men can relate to and women will fall in love with.” When asked about this description, Armie said that, “My first reaction is ‘thank you.” He continued to explain that, “When I initially took this role, I wasn’t really thinking about anything other than ‘how do we make this not just Prince Charming?’” Hammer and the film’s director, Singh Tarsem, worked very closely together and made this role more than your average Prince Charming. Part of what made Armie’s performance as the prince so authentic was his dedication to research. In fact, that’s how he says he usually prepares for any role.
“I try to take as intellectual approach as possible by learning every little thing I can about it. When it was J. Edgar… (it was about) living in that time and feeling a certain way. (For Mirror Mirror) it was about understanding the concept of royalty. How did a prince live in those days?” Through this approach, Hammer was able to realize that this prince, who usually had so much done for him, wanted to know what else was out there. "No wonder this guy was on an adventure,” Hammer says. “He wanted to get away from all of that."
Mr. Hammer definitely won all of us in the interview over when he was asked about love at first sight. As you can imagine, the concept plays an important role in Mirror Mirror. It’s always good to know if one of the major stars can support such a romantic idea. All I can say is… SWOON… Here’s what he had to say:
“I do believe in love at first sight, but I wouldn’t if I didn’t experience it. When I first met my wife, I remember everything she was wearing the first time I saw her. And that was almost six years ago at this point…So, I do believe in love at first sight, and I think that’s something that I recognized in the script… I feel like I can bring some truth to that. I have actually been through that… Lucky me."
There you have it folks! A real life Prince Charming. Stunning good looks, a down to earth personality, a great sense of humor, and passion for his craft. What more could you ask for in a prince?
To see more of Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, check out Mirror Mirror coming March 30 to theatres everywhere. Visit Mirror Mirror on Facebook
Travel and expenses were covered by Relativity Media for the Press Day.
About Ashley: Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and writes her own blog at Momicles.