Timothée gave an interview for ‘Awards Chatter’, The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast. You can hear the whole thing here.
“It’s a dream come true in many ways,” says the 22-year-old actor Timothee Chalamet as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of the ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast and begin discussing the last year in his life. During that time, he has appeared in three widely acclaimed films — Scott Cooper’s Hostiles, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name — two of which are nominated for the best picture Oscar (Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name). Moreover, for his portrayal of Elio, a young man who falls in love while on summer holiday in Italy, in Call Me by Your Name, he recently became the youngest best actor Oscar nominee in 78 years (since Mickey Rooney was nominated for Babes in Arms) and the first person born in the 1990s to receive a nomination for that award. On March 4, he could become the youngest person ever to win it. The specialness of what Chalamet is experiencing does not escape him: “This is a great moment,” he says with a smile.
Timothée attended the BAFTA awards yesterday, where he was up for Best Actor and Rising Star awards. Unfortunately he didn’t win either. He also attended some other BAFTA related events the day before. You can see images from all of these in the gallery and interview videos below.
According to Deadline, Timothées upcoming movie ‘Beautiful Boy’ will be released on October 12, 2018.
Amazon Studios will release Felix van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, on October 12.
Pic is based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David (Carell) and Nic Sheff (Chalamet), which chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with meth addiction over many years. The film also stars Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan and Timothy Hutton.
Groeningen and Luke Davies (Lion) wrote the screenplay, and Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner produce.
Beautiful Boy will receive a limited release. The pic sounds like another Amazon title destined for awards. Carell was nominated for a best actor Oscar for 2015’s Foxcatcher, while Chalamet received his first Oscar nom for best actor this season for Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me by Your Name.
Timothée graces the cover of the March issue of GQ. You can read the interview here, see images in the gallery in HQ and read a few excerpts below as well.
His is a brimming exuberance that’s reined in by a sober conscientiousness. Often there seem to be two competing forces pulling at either arm: the desire to let everything in, to not take any of this good fortune for granted, while also contending with a constant low-level fear of losing the thing he’s only just grabbed hold of. “Fuck yeah, while it’s going on, I’m going to enjoy every second of this—it sounds cheesy, but I think of myself as an actor third, an artist second, and a fan first,” he said. “But I have genuine fear of having the inability to replicate this moment again.”
He’s self-critical and cautious. He’s skeptical of “the artificial maturity that can accompany young actors.” He repeats often “that the male brain doesn’t fully develop until 25.” He’s wary of the pitfalls of early success and thinks constantly about fucking it up. It’s imperative to him that he not be “a flash in the pan, or do anything to encourage the idea that this is a moment, and a flavor of the month.… I look at the road map for young male actors, for young actors, and it’s not particularly healthy.” One way to protect himself, he knows, is to show up and make it clear how entirely appreciative he is of everything that’s happened this fall and winter, but then to disappear as quickly as possible back into a new project, back into the work.
Accoring to Deadline, Timothée is set to star in Netflix’ ‘The King’ as young Henry V.
Chalamet will star as the title character in The King, a Plan B-produced drama helmed by David Michôd. Production will start in June. Joel Edgerton and Michôd wrote the script.
Chalamet will play the young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.
Timothée attended two events yesterday, the Oscars Luncheon and The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night. You can see images from both in the gallery. He also gave two short interviews to VMan magazine. First he answered questions for Xavier Dolan and then had a chat with Frank Ocean. You can read some excerpts from both below. The interviews were accompanied by a new photoshoot which you can also see in the gallery along with another photoshoot for a French magazine Les Inrockuptibles (the interview is behind a paywall unfortunately for those who speak French).
XD Oh, everybody has spoiled that already! Thank you, you’re very sweet. So, what kind of artist are you? What are you looking for in your experiences with directors?
TC I look for a certain feeling, and I wouldn’t know how to describe it, but I know I’m always chasing it. I don’t quite know what it is that I’m after. I always like to think that the art doesn’t take place on screen, but in the audience member’s head. At a certain point I was able to come to grips with the idea to just “be.” That’s why I’m so impressed with your films, because you’re doing an incredible job just “being,” which is all I’m focused on while working. But you’re also weaving and keeping the story synchronized.
FO It seems like a good change of pace sometimes to do physically demanding films—the space, superhero, aggressive, big-budget action films.
TC Exactly. The project I’m jumping into is exactly that. I’m going to put on 25 pounds—I’m like a skinny little shit right now. Listen, I saw that one of your favorite films is The Master.
Timothée presented the Santa Barbara award for Saoirse Ronan at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival yesterday evening and you can see some images of that in the gallery along with a video below.