There are couple new interviews out by Vanity Fair and Film School Rejects, so check those out. Some excerpts below, as usual. I have also updated the gallery with images from The Late Late Show with James Corden a few photoshoots.
In many ways, the depth of the film’s love story depends on Chalamet’s ability to convey an unpredictable stream of teenage emotions—restlessness, lust, sensitivity, surliness—as his relationship with Hammer’s character blooms. When Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) first heard of Chalamet—from agent Brian Swardstrom—the filmmaker had already spent seven years trying to get an adaptation off the ground. Chalamet, who was 17 when he met Guadagnino, had just wrapped a recurring role on Showtime’s Homeland as Finn Walden, the troublemaker son of the vice president (Jamey Sheridan). But it wasn’t the actor’s résumé that impressed Guadagnino when they met for breakfast.
“I saw an incredibly articulate, bright, smart, artistically ambitious young man, someone who not only had a sense of self that was completely un-narcissistic but had ambition to make sure his art as an actor was shining on-screen,” Guadagnino said. Vanity Fair
Can you please tell me about your sleepover parties with James Ivory?
He’s a giant of cinema. Howard’s End, The Remains of the Day, A Room with a View, Maurice. There was a night I stayed with him and we watched Maurice together. He kind of dissected the film for me and drew out the similarities between that film and Call Me By Your Name. It would be a treat for any actor, but especially for a young actor to be around such a pioneer of filmmaking with that Merchant/Ivory catalog. Film School Rejects