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.
Interviews about ‘Call Me By Your Name’ continue to make their way in print and video. You can read a new one at GQ and see the images in HQ in the gallery (along with some new movie stills). Timothée also did a DP/30 interview which you can view below.
Timothée and the rest of the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ cast attended the Times Talks recently. You can see images in the gallery along with some older event stuff (like the ‘Lady Bird’ press conference) and the video below.
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
Timothée attended several events these past few days for both ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘Hostiles’ and you can see images from those in the gallery along with some new photoshoot images and magazine scans.
And according to Desert Sun, Timothée will also be awarded the Rising Star award at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 2.
Chalamet, who turns 22 on Dec. 26, is primarily receiving his award for his acclaimed performance in “Call Me By Your Name,” a Luca Guadagnino film with an adapted screenplay by James Ivory.
Chalamet also is featured in two other films receiving awards buzz. He plays an army private helping to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through a dangerous part of the Old West in Scott Cooper’s “Hostile,” starring Rosamund Pike and Christian Bale. He plays a boy giving Saoirse Ronan’s lead character her first sexual experience in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” The latter was nominated for audience awards at the Mill Valley and Gotham Independent Film Awards festivals while “Hostile” was the opening night film of the recent AFI Fest.
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.
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