Timmy has been busy lately promoting ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and as part of the promotion, he attended the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show yesterday evening. You can see a portion of his interview below. He also gave print interview for several news outlets such as IndieWire and The LA Times. You can read the full interviews at the links and some snippets below. I have also updated the gallery with several new photoshoots and some images from the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ premiere and after party.
Long before Timothée Chalamet turned 18, he was itching to be considered an adult. By age 10, he was riding the subway alone, a city kid growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. At 16, he landed a major role on Showtime’s “Homeland,” playing the vice president’s overly entitled son. A year later, he was admitted to Columbia University at 17 years old.
That was also how old Chalamet was when he was cast in his first big studio movie, “Interstellar.” The film was slated to shoot in Canada, and the teenager had no interest in bringing his parents along as his legal guardians. So he looked online and found a loophole in the California state law that said “for films made by production companies based out of the West Coast, if you have a high school degree and are over 16 then you can travel alone,” Chalamet explained. The La Times
In kindergarten, Chalamet was a lukewarm commercial actor. His “first moment of passion” for the craft came at age 12, seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker in “The Dark Knight.” “I just had no clue what was going on in his head, and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world,” said Chalamet, holding his perfect trapezoid of chin. It is a Tuesday afternoon at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, and we’re overlooking the rooftop pool.
Once enrolled at LaGuardia (alongside Ansel Elgort and Grace Van Patten), Chalamet later told Columbia University’s student newspaper, Bwog, that he no longer regarded acting as a “machine of fakeness.” Through his mom — a councillor for the Actors’ Equity Association’s governing body — teenage Chalamet caught Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman in the Broadway production of “Death of a Salesman,” directed by Mike Nichols. Last year, “Doubt” screenwriter John Patrick Shanley handpicked Chalamet to star as a younger version of himself in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of “Prodigal Son.”
Chalament said he identifies as “a theater guy.” Until that Tuesday night in October, “A film experience has never really translated to a theater experience for me,” he said. At the conclusion of “Call Me by Your Name,” a spotlight lit up the balcony. “It very much felt like, weirdly, a play,” Chalamet said. The crowd gave the actors and filmmaker a 10-minute standing ovation, the longest recorded in the festival’s 55 years. IndeWire
According to Variety, Timothée is one of the chosen actors to join ‘Actors on actors’ on PBS. You can read more at Variety’s website and relevant excerpts below.
“Actors on Actors” features exclusive, one-on-one conversations with top talent from the year’s most memorable films, who are expected to contend this awards season. Clips from the interviews will be available on variety.com at the end of November and full episodes of the new season will air from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.
The episodes will also be available to stream on pbssocal.org. PBS stations across the country will air the show in January.
The program feature pairs of acclaimed actors chatting with each other about their lives, their craft, and their careers. This season’s featured conversations will include:
Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) with Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”)
You can also read a short interview with Timmy at AFI’s website.
AFI: What does the title — CALL ME BY YOUR NAME — and the act it describes in the film mean to you?
TC: To love someone is to become them, and that love is an act of empathy, and that to take on your [lover’s] name in an expression of love is to totally reveal yourself as a human being and to offer yourself as a compassionate lover and friend.
Timothée attended the BFI London Filmestival a few days ago to promote ‘Call Me By Your Name’. You can see images from that in the gallery along with a press conference video below. Two new clips from the movie were also released yesterday and you can see those below as well.
After attending the festival, Timothée is back at work on the untitled Woody Allen movie and you can see some new set images from yesterday in the gallery.
In other news, Timothée is to be honored with a Breaktrough Actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards. Congratulations to Timmy!
Timothée attended ‘Call Me By Your Name’ related events at NYFF this past week. You can see images in the gallery and a video here.
In other news, ‘Hostiles’ has found distribution. According to EW:
The best actor Oscar race just gained another contender, as Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired Scott Cooper’s $50 million Christian Bale-fronted western Hostiles for North American distribution.
Also starring Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster, Q’orianka Kilcher, Wes Studi, and Timothée Chalamet, Hostiles — about a hardened Army captain with a bloody past tasked with escorting a Cheyenne war chief and his family through the violent plains of the American west — is looking at a December release date to qualify for the 90th Academy Awards, with expansion slated for January 2018.
Timothée and Armie Hammer are featured in the new edition of British GQ Style, on newsstands this Thursday. You can see a preview in the gallery.
Timotheé Chalamet on filming the infamous peach scene…
“I remember eating a peach maybe a week after that scene and thinking, ‘Oh, we did a scene with this fruit.’ I didn’t have it to the degree I do now but just from flicking around online, that’s the scene that’s consistently highlighted itself. It’s funny because now I’m about as aware of that as I could be. When we were shooting that scene, you know, sometimes I really would forget that the camera was there. By the time we did that scene it was almost like an out of body experience.”
As you all probably know, Timothée’s at TIFF right now promoting ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Hostiles’. I’ve added images from a couple of vents Timmy attended along with a few photoshoots and you can see them all in the gallery. More to come. You can also see a press conference for ‘Call Me By Your Name’ below.
Also, according to Variety, ‘Hot Summer Nights’ was acquired for distribution by A24 for 2018 release.
A24 and DirecTV have acquired worldwide rights to “Hot Summer Nights,” Variety has learned.
“Hot Summer Nights” will debut in 2018, and will play in theaters and on DirecTV.
Timothée gave a short interview to The New York Times accompanied by gorgeous new photoshoot images which you can see in the gallery in HQ. Sony Pictures Classics has also released new ‘Call Me By Your Name’ stills which you can also see in the gallery.
New Yorker Timothée Chalamet found his first major role not in an action movie or a comedy, but in something more nuanced — Luca Guadagnino’s ‘‘Call Me by Your Name,’’ in theaters this fall. ‘‘There were a number of things that appealed to me about the part,’’ the 21-year-old actor says of Elio, a precocious high schooler summering with his parents — and a visiting graduate student, a friend of his father’s — in their family seat in northern Italy. ‘‘One was its complexity; it’s rare to find a young character who has such a fierce inner struggle raging.’’