Actor Timothée Chalamet by Mario Sorrenti for i-D Winter 2018
Oscar-nominated teen heartthrob Timothée Chalamet (@tchalamet) stars on the cover of our Superstar issue!
Hit the link down below to read his interview with award-winning musician Harry Styles (@harrystyles), where they discuss Timothée’s new film Beautiful Boy – plus how they navigate fame, social media and modern masculinity in 2018.
For the cover and editorial, Timothée wears all clothing and necklace @gucci Cruise 19 for the cover, but also he’s using Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.
Mad about the boy
In conversation with Harry Styles, the actor affirms that he is a very tactile actor, certainly on a film like Call Me By Your Name, when we were shooting in a house there were lots of nooks and crannies where I felt safer. I have little things for myself in each role and little things I try to take with me when I wrap.”
Harry includes secret messages in his music videos
“Whenever I’ve done stuff in film or music videos, I often put secret messages in for friends,” Harry admits. He tells Timothée (and yes, now the rest of the world) that he’ll often wear necklaces made by his friend’s children, or include the name of a loved one in his videos. What a softie.
“We made the first movie in the humble hope that fans of the books would go and see it. I would love to do a sequel, that challenge is really exciting to me.”
Global fame must be exhausting, and Harry asks Timothée if they share the same method of self-care –– keeping a journal to help him slow down and take in each. “I always find it helps with writing songs,” says Harry. “Even if it’s just bullet points to make me stop and keep track of what’s happening.” Timothée agrees: “I keep a journal and I’ll jot down thoughts on the notes app on my phone too. Being grateful and appreciative is very important to me.”
Yes, they did talk about that peach scene
“Can you still eat peaches?” asks Harry Styles in perhaps the most ‘we were all thinking it’ moment of the entire interview. And the answer? “Um, I can, but not without thinking about it.” After which Harry muses that he’s “had a hard time…” Same.
They discussed the importance of self-reflection
“It’s great to step back and think this isn’t real life, this is just a really incredible job that I do…” Harry says, when Timothée asks how he stays grounded. For Harry it’s all about moments of self-reflection: “I find they just happen when they happen. I get them a lot when I’m driving. I’ll be listening to something, and I’ll go back to when I was 12 or something and I’ll think ‘Shit if my 12-year-old self could see me now.’ I think it’s really important to have those moments because if you don’t, then there’s an expectation that life is supposed to be this great and I think that’s super dangerous.”
Harry asked Timothée about the meaning of life
Big question. Timothée’s answer? “We’re only here for so long. Live and let live. Love deeply. Love openly. And know that the wise man knows he’s ignorant but cultivates more understanding.”
“It’s almost a high to be vulnerable. I really get that. I think it can be achieved in art, but also in intimacy.” – Timothée Chalamet
When Timothée Chalamet shot onto our screens in Call Me by Your Name in 2017, the world fell hard and fast in love with his delicate face and foppish hair. Despite his beauty, it was Timothée’s skill and power in the role of trilingual, precocious, Elio, that was most revelatory. It was a role that deservedly earned him the youngest Best Actor Oscar nomination in 80 years, and his star has been on an upward trajectory since.
This article originally appeared on i-D UK @i-d.
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