Timothée Chalamet admits it’s “tough to be alive” in an era defined by social media.
“To be young now, and to be young whenever — I can only speak for my generation — is to be intensely judged,” the actor, 26, said during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival, per E! News.
Chalamet – who was promoting his upcoming “Bones and All” film – told reporters that “it was a relief” to play a character named Lee, who grew up in a time long before platforms like Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok existed.
“Without casting judgment on that, you can find your tribe there, but I think it’s tough to be alive now,” he explained.
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