Timothée Chalamet is easily one of the sexiest young actors in Hollywood. He’s got serious bedroom eyes, his lush hair begs you to curl your fingers around it, his smirk could inspire a dozen Taylor Swift songs. . . wait, what were we talking about?
The certified dreamboat is known for his blessed follicles so we all got a bit of a shock this summer when the promotional photos for Timmy’s latest film, The King, were shared with the world. People instantly honed in on his rather odd haircut for the medieval period piece and were devastated to see his gorgeous thick locks ruthlessly cut into the shape of a bowl. (TBH he looked more like a Franciscan monk than a King.) Thursday night, he stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about the cut heard round the world.
“A lot of people have commented on your haircut in the movie,” Seth mentioned, holding up a picture of the coiffure from hell. “That’s not a wig, right? That’s the real deal? Very appropriate for the film. Are you happy it’s grown out?”
“Yeah, very happy to be done with it!” Chlalamet giggled. “You know the big lesson is nobody cares. You know that’s the big lesson of life. For things like hair or personality, no one cares.”
We’re not sure we agree with that, Timothée. If we ever meet you, we will want you to Call Us By Your Mane. The actor added that he amassed “an extraordinary hat collection” during filming to wear off-set. Thankfully, his hair has since grown back and he left the hat at home Thursday so we could all enjoy his luxurious locks again. The universe has realigned itself nicely.
Hairy styles aside, Timmy went on to talk about his upcoming turn in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women opposite Emma Watson, and as it turns out, for once, he was the giggling stan in the room.
“I will say, I grew up on Harry Potter in some way, I grew up on those movies, so the first time seeing Emma Watson—this is gonna be weird for her to see now—but that was definitely a weird moment. I had to work past that.”
Oh Timothée, Emma Watson is the living embodiment of perfection. We would ALL have a weird moment if we met her—you’re just human.