‘The King’ promotion continued today with the Australian premiere in Sydney. You can see images from the event in the gallery along with some recent photoshoot images.
‘The King’ premiered yesterday at the Venice Film Festival. You can see images from the premiere and photocall in the gallery and the press conference video below. Some reviews have also surfaced from Variety, Vanity Fair and many others.
Handsome is the wrong word for this actor. He’s beautiful, and the camera drinks him in. “The King” gives Chalamet one of the choicest roles he’s had, but when you take an actor who looks like this and cast him as a young king, it’s not just about how fascinating the role is — the film is capturing the elevation of his stardom. And Timothée Chalemet, I predict, could be the biggest movie star of his generation. As he demonstrates in “The King,” he’s got it — not just the talent (though he’s a superb actor), but the ability to fix an audience with his stare, so that even when he’s doing nothing much at all, what he’s looking at or thinking about becomes the story the movie is telling.
I think what works about the performance, really, is the earnestness. Chalamet is eager to do a good job, just as Henry is when he finally decides to shape up and reign over the land blessed by St. George.
The movies to screen at the Venice Film Festival have been announced and ‘The King’ is one of them. Read more at Variety.
“Seberg,” starring Kristen Stewart as actress Jean Seberg, will screen out of competition, as will David Michod’s Netflix title “The King,” an adaptation of several Shakespeare plays with an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose Depp.
Timothée will be on the Graham Norton Show tonight. I’ve added some episode stills to the gallery. When the video becomes available, it will be added to this post. Timmy also gave an interview for W Magazine that features two new images from the first photoshoot of the year. They, too, have been added to the gallery.
How did Beautiful Boy come to you?
Beautiful Boy came to me in an audition two years ago and I was aware of the books. The movies based on two books, Beautiful Boy and Tweak. One’s by David Sheff, who’s the father in this story, and other is by Nic Sheff, who’s the son and was addicted to methamphetamine. I auditioned many, many, many times. I auditioned for the first time in December , and there was a call back process through January and February. Fun fact: I am quite close to Kiernan Shipka, who I did a movie with called One & Two a number of years ago, and her family has always been really, really kind to me. I didn’t really know a lot people on the West Coast when I first started coming out here, so they always took me and really made me feel like one of their own. Her mom drove me to that last call back with Steve Carell.