Timothée Chalamet has reunited with his hero Kid Cudi, who he credits with saving his career after giving him some well-needed advice.
Back in 2014, Chalamet appeared in the Christopher Nolan movie Interstellar but “was broke and struggling in ways he hadn’t expected” after the role didn’t lead to as many new opportunities and roles as he’d hoped.
Speaking to GQ, the now Oscar-nominated actor said he then spent a few hours with Kid Cudi at his concert, where the musician gave him the advice that seemingly saved his career.
“The takeaway was: Are you, Timothée, the sort of person who can’t possibly live any other way? ‘Fuck yeah.’” Chalamet said. You can read the full interview here.
This week Chalamet and Cudi reunited at a GQ event in LA. See photo and video of that meeting below.
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Earlier this month, Frank Ocean interviewed the Call Me By Your Name actor for a new magazine feature, with the pair talking about the acclaimed film, fashion and music.
The ‘Blonde’ artist publicly voiced his appreciation for the Luca Guadagnino-directed film in a Tumblr post back in December, with Ocean praising actor Michael Stuhlbarg in particular for his part in the movie.
Ocean has now taken on the role of interviewer for a new V Man feature, with the musician interviewing the Oscar-nominated Chalamet over the phone for the piece. In the chat, the pair discussed Chalamet’s rising profile – with Ocean asking if anyone had called him by his character’s name, Elio, in the street – as well as breaking down the best places to hang out in New York and Los Angeles.
Other subjects covered included fashion (Chalamet at one point rapped the “please don’t touch my Raf” line from Ocean’s A$AP Mob collaboration ‘RAF’), Chalamet’s high school rapping video and movie soundtracks – with Ocean replying to Chalamet’s insistence that he should score a film by saying: “Yeah, one of these days.”