TimothÃ©e Chalamet was advised by one of his heroes to avoid superhero movies.
The Oscar-nominated actor surrendered to fame in 2017 with Call Me By Your Name and followed it up with films such as Lady Bird, Little Women, The King and The French Dispatch.
Chalamet explained in a cover interview with Time magazine that he chose independent films mostly because of the advice he received from someone he respects.
“One of my heroes – I can’t say who or he would kick my ass – he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice,” he said. he declares. “No hard drugs and no superhero movies.”
It is not known when Chalamet received this advice as he revealed in 2018 that he auditioned to play the new Peter Parker / Spider-Man in 2015, adding: “I read it twice and left in a sweat in total panic. ” The role eventually went to Tom Holland.
Although he’s strayed from superhero movies, the 25-year-old can soon be seen leading the epic sci-fi blockbuster Dune and alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in Don’t Look Up by. Adam McKay.
He’s currently in the UK on the set of Wonka, an original musical that serves as a prequel to Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and he admitted to Time that he “felt out of my league” when recording the songs in the famous Abbey Road studios in London. , adding: “As if I desecrated history!”
Speaking about the attractiveness of the project, he said: “It’s not about tapping into life’s darker emotions. It’s a celebration of being off-center and being okay with it. the weirdest parts of you that don’t quite fit in. “
Chalamet plays a young Willy Wonka alongside Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Jim Carter.