“, rising up I used to be all the time an animal lover,” Duhamel defined to ET. “I used to be all the time a nature lover and I believe as I’ve gotten older, it is grow to be extra concerning the planet and the way valuable and distinctive it’s and a few of the animals — these lovely animals we now have on this planet. I believe typically we take them as a right, and to assume we’re killing elephants and rhinos and tigers and all these animals for no good motive … it simply form of ticks me off, so I try to do what I can to assist.”
“Our essential goal right here is simply to get folks to cease shopping for merchandise from wildlife which are endangered,” he continued. “There is not any good motive why 33,000 elephants are killed a 12 months or 73 million sharks. There is not any motive to kill tigers — tigers usually are not an aphrodisiac — there is not any motive to kill them. It is all of that — it is elephants, it is rhinos, it is tigers, it is all these animals.”
Clearly, Duhamel’s ardour for animals is stronger than ever.
“Think about you are an alien coming from one other planet to Earth, this superb planet that sits in the midst of this galaxy with all this life, and if you concentrate on a few of these superb animals from giraffes to tigers to, you recognize, every thing — essentially the most superb creatures right here — and I believe typically we take that as a right,” he stated. “I believe it is essential that we stop the extinction of an animal as lovely as an elephant.”
As for his movie profession, Duhamel is starring within the extremely anticipated Love, Simon, which is a couple of 17-year-old closeted homosexual highschool pupil who does not know who the nameless classmate is that he is fallen for on-line. Duhamel and Jennifer Garner play Simon’s dad and mom, Jack and Emily Spier.
“I simply noticed it actually earlier this week,” Duhamel stated of the movie, which is ready to hit theaters subsequent March. “And it is [directed by] Greg Berlanti, who I believe is good. I labored with him on a film known as Life as We Know It years in the past, and he requested me to play the daddy of this child who’s closeted. He is within the closet and is frightened of popping out. And I believe that that is, you recognize, a topical factor. But it surely’s not a heavy film. It is extra of a comedy than it’s anything. And I simply had a blast. I had a blast working with Jen.”
“She’s nice. She’s every thing you’ll assume,” he continued about Garner. “She’s a really candy woman. … very good.”
Duhamel later talked concerning the significance of the film given the present political local weather.
“I believe it is very related,” he stated of Love, Simon. “Inclusion, I believe, is essential. And it does not matter who you might be, what your sexual choice is, for those who’re male, feminine, no matter. You deserve the essential human respect. And I believe that this film actually speaks to that. It speaks to this child’s braveness. And my character is absolutely about kind of altering his perspective on how he sees homosexual folks.”