'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 's Armie Hammer Reveals Why He 'Would Make a Terrible Spy' in Real Life

"I'm not the world's best secret keeper," Armie Hammer tells PEOPLE

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It sure is hard to blend in when you’re basically a giant.

While Armie Hammer plays a convincing KGB operative in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the 28-year-old actor doesn’t think he would fare so well in real life.

“I know for a fact I would make a terrible spy,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Everything that I have works against me.”

“Everything” being his height, of course (which is even joked about in the movie). Standing at a staggering 6’5″, Hammer thinks he might be “way too tall to blend into a crowd.”

Even if he could go unnoticed, the Social Network actor claims he has a total inability to sit still for long periods of time – not to mention his habit of being a little too honest.

“I’m not the world’s best secret keeper,” he explains. “I would have a few drinks and then be like, ‘Hey guess what, I’m a spy!’ Then I would probably get killed.”

Hammer stars as KGB agent Illya Kuryakin alongside Henry Cavill, who plays CIA agent Napoleon Solo. The two must put aside their longstanding hostilities to stop a mysterious international criminal organization and prevent worldwide catastrophe.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters Aug. 14.

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