Frank Ocean Interviewed Timothée Chalamet And Yep, It’s Adorable
Guess who's a massive fanboy?
It’s an objective fact that no one has had a better start to 2018 than Timothée Chalamet. He’s the star of two of this year’s big Oscar-nominated movies (Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird), and two weeks ago became the youngest person to be nominated for the Best Actor gong since 1939. And, now, he’s been interviewed by Frank motherfucking Ocean.
In a piece for V Man, Chalamet speaks with Frank Ocean about CMBYN, acting and that time he rapped about statistics. No one was more excited about the interview than Chalamet himself: “This is so exciting. It is an honour to speak to you, man. I’m such a huge fan,” he tells Frank as soon as the call is connected. “This is going to be a real test to keep my voice level and keep this as normal of a conversation as possible.”
The rest of the interview is just as adorable. Timothée quotes Ocean’s ‘Seigfried’ lyrics back at him, calls him one of the “five or six artists” he’s inspired by creatively and says that the interview “means the world” to him.
Folks, Timothée Chalamet is a huge Frank Ocean fan boy.
For his part, Frank is humble, relaxed and casually poetic. “I think it’s also good for you that this is your opening song,” he tells Timothée about Call Me By Your Name. “It’s such a proper foundation, to do roles like these that have so much heart and vulnerability in the very beginning, completely boutique or small, but on the lips of so many.”
The pair also discussed the nostalgic appeal of the film, which is set in 1983. “What a tragedy for movies now that if you want to be contemporary, phones have to be involved, with texting and FaceTime,” Chalamet says. “I don’t know if [the characters in] Call Me By Your Name would ever have that relationship if there was passive-aggressive commenting and “likes.”
“They actually had to talk, figure each other out, and struggle with their emotions.”
You can read the full interview on V Man. Did we mention that Timothée is on the cover? Cuuute.