VENEZIA (Nettavisen): At the age of 26, Timothée Chalamet has managed to become a girl idol and a respected actor through his roles in a number of blockbusters in recent years.
Many know him as either Paul Atreides from “Dune”, Yule from the Netflix hit “Don’t Look Up” or Elio from “Call Me by Your Name”.
Now the young American actor is present in Norwegian cinemas in the cannibal love story “Bones and All”, which brings him together with the director of the fantastic film “Call Me by Your Name”.
His new film is not for the faint of heart: in several scenes, the audience sees the main characters eating other people. We begin by asking Chalamet what such scenes are like.
– On the day of the recording itself, he was very … Let me find the right word, he says and thinks about it a little.
– Touch! It was very tactile recording these scenes (stimulating my sense of touch, editor’s note). But we didn’t go for shock effects. It is produced in a more natural way. The most important thing, he says, was conveying the emotions between the characters in these scenes.
More on the cannibal sightings later in the article.
– you are so cute
We catch up with international superstar and co-actor Taylor Russell for an exclusive interview at Venice’s elegant Hotel Cipriani, which for decades has hosted the only celebrity guest — everything from Brad Pitt to the Stordalen family. But now it was Chalamet and his retinue who occupied the exclusive island.
It is teeming with public relations people and a number of bouncers who do their best to look after the nice actors who are in town in connection with the film festival. They both look surprisingly relaxed when they are sitting on the sofa and give the impression of having their feet firmly planted on the floor.
– I learned a lot from Taylor and had good chemistry with her, he says and elaborates:
– We got a strong bond. Something magical happened with her backstage. One of the most important things I learned from her was that she was very outgoing and could make lines on her kick in front of the camera. She was confident in everything she did.
He paused and looked at her.
– I love Taylor and am forever grateful to be doing the same scenes together. He says it was love at first sight.
Russell blushes when she hears this.
Timothy gave me a lot of love on set. I felt safe and protected. If anything could go wrong, I knew you would take care of me. You are in good hands. Allowing me to work with you is the greatest gift in my life. She says you are so cute.
But if they are actually lovers, as many fans and the media speculate, they don’t answer.
Talk about cannibal sightings
Film history is full of examples of actors who went to great lengths to prepare for a role. Among them is Leonardo DiCaprio (48). He chose to eat completely raw bison — a type of beef — while working on The Revenant from 2015.
Chalamet can reassure fans that he’s not so extreme now.
– I haven’t really done much research on cannibalism. The director spoke to a pathologist and doctor before filming. They could say that it would be very difficult for a human being to eat anything other than one. So even though we’re playing cannibals, the movie is primarily a love story about vagabonds. In fact, it’s not that different from movies like Bonnie and Clyde, My Own Private Idaho, and the Badlands, he believes.
According to Chalamet, the cannibalism in the film is a metaphor for trauma.
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Sometimes it’s hard to break the vicious circle in life. This is what the movie is about. Cannibalism is not depicted in the film in a real way. We’re not including it as a shock effect, but rather as a metaphor for the main characters who grew up hard and struggle to find their way.
– It’s strange to look back
Call Me by Your Name enchanted an entire movie world and managed to deliver many iconic moments, not least thanks to the famous peach scene. The romantic holiday film also resulted in an Oscar nomination for Young Talent. In fact, he was the youngest person to receive a Best Actor nomination in nearly 80 years. He says it was weird looking back on this movie.
– I will always have a special relationship with this movie. changed my life.
Director Luca Guadagnino was like a father and brother to Chalamet.
– Luca is very protective. He discovered me at a time when I didn’t know what I wanted in my life. I was only 20 at the time and didn’t in the least know that I wanted an acting career. It’s crazy how my life has changed since then. I love what I do today and I can work with the directors I want, he smiles.
The movie “Bones and All” was shown in Norwegian cinemas.
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