Timothée Chalamet reveals the secrets to success: ‘No hard drugs and no superhero movies’ – In the Time cover story, the 25-year-old star revealed acting advice given to him by one of his heroes that has helped him navigate his stardom thus far.
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“One of my heroes — I can’t say who or he’d kick my a** — he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice,” Chalamet revealed. “‘No hard drugs — and no superhero movies.’”
Chalamet, who has yet to appear in superhero films, said of his fame, “It’s a combination of luck and getting good advice early in my career not to pigeonhole myself.”
He admitted, “I’m figuring it out. On my worst days, I feel a tension in figuring it out. But on my best days, I feel like I’m growing right on time.”
Though don’t call him a “movie star” — a term that makes him cringe and he describes is “like death.”
“You’re just an actor,” he said, perhaps trying to convince himself. “You’re just an actor.”
He’s an actor who’s an expert at navigating the press. Asked about his Call Me by Your Name co-star Armie Hammer facing a rape accusation, Chalamet replied, “I totally get why you’re asking me that, but it’s a question worthy of a larger conversation, and I don’t want to give you a partial response.”
While his Dune director Denis Villeneuve slammed the decision by Warner Bros. to stream the film on HBO Max at the same time it comes out in theaters, Chalamet wouldn’t.
“It’s so above my pay grade,” he said of the film, one of two he has coming out Oct. 22 (also: The French Dispatch). “Maybe I’m naive, but I trust the powers that be. I’m just grateful it’s coming out.”
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