Thanks to this year’s Oscar-bait film Call Me By Your Name, America’s got a new sweetheart—and he’s half French.
Half-French, half-American, Timothée Chalamet is the adorable star of this exquisite movie, a romantic coming-of-age tale about a young American boy and an older man (played by Armie Hammer) staying in the Italian countryside. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film is a moving and seductive tribute to young love told in about eight different languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Chalamet just did his first interview on a French talk show, on Quotidien with Yann Barthès. And his French is just as charming as his enormous grin. He talks with co-star Hammer about Call Me By Your Name, representations of desire in film, and why Americans are so self-confident. It’s easy to see why he’s become so popular in the US and abroad, and why bilingual is now the new sexy.
Don’t forget to put on the subtitles for all you English speakers out there!
(Note: The discussions in this interview orient around the R-rated content of the film, so content and language may not be suitable to all ages.)