Hammer: 'Birth of a Nation's Nate Parker "had one incident—which was heinous & atrocious—but his entire life is affected in the worst possible way. [Casey Affleck] won the highest award you can get as an actor. It just doesn't make sense" https://t.co/GLxN1IDlKq pic.twitter.com/ntGECTXDMq— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 20, 2017
- He insists he's been told by several people that rival studios leaked all the court documents about Nate Parker
- Nate had the stuff in his past, which is heinous and tough to get beyond. I get that but that was when he was 18, and now he's in directors jail. At the same time, the guy who went and won an Academy Award has three cases of sexual assault against him.
- I'm not saying Nate should not have been in trouble. I'm saying that they got in different levels of trouble. And that's the disparity. It's like there are two standards for how to deal with someone who has this kind of issue in their past, you know?
- Thinks that the age disparity in Call Me By Your Name is okay because the age of consent in Italy is 14 and it's the younger boy pursuing the older man
- He also talks about growing up in the top 1%, the fact that he was cast as Batman by George Miller when he was 19, and that his dad moved his family to the Cayman islands because he watched the Tom Cruise movie The Firm