Timothée attended the SAG-AFTRA screening of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ recently and you can see images in the gallery. There are also another new interview which you can read at Backstage.com.
What has the role of Elio in “Call Me by Your Name” added to your acting skills?
Really to just be and the confidence to just be. You know, I did this project called “Hostiles” in New Mexico two months [after “Call Me by Your Name”] with Christian Bale, and that’s an actor I’ve always admired and studied closely. And one of the amazing things I was inspired by on set with him was how little he reaches for moments or interesting behavioral things. And certainly, I would like to hope that with “Call Me by Your Name,” I was doing something similar, which is just being and keeping the artificial reaching for moments of interest to a minimum. If I learned anything to take to another set, even in projects I’ve done since or I’m going to do that are more exposition-oriented, [it is] that I’ll still be able to bring on this philosophy of just being and being faithful to the idea that an actor’s job, first and foremost—or perhaps in correlation with telling the story—is to do it believably.
In other news, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ has been nominated for several Indie Spirit awards, including an acting nod for Timmy.