The great thing about watching a Timothée Chalamet interview is that he always brings it to another level. Timmy is consistently full of energé and humilité, all while being very sexé. He is just *chef’s kiss* magnifique. His appearance on Monday night’s The Tonight Show was no different and his chat with Jimmy Fallon goes a mile a minute so if you want to catch all of the details and nuances, read on.
As the Little Women star tells it, he was invited to dinner with his favourite artist, hip hop musician and actor Kid Cudi, which is already mind-blowing enough, but it was upon arrival that he realized there was going to be an addition to the dinner party. “I had a sneaking suspicion, but there wasn’t enough seats for everyone, so I thought I was going to be safe . . . er, not safe!” he giggled like a nervous ball of energy. “Just . . . what it was! And we were just hanging out but then you feel like an earthquake in the restaurant. It was epic, you can feel their energy, and I turned around and was like, ‘Holy s***!’”
He goes on to say that even though he’s knee-deep in Hollywood and the celebrity life, he still has moments of feeling like an imposter. “I went to the bathroom, seriously, and sent two texts to my friends, like, ‘Am I worth this? Does this make sense?’ And they were like, ‘Man, 16-year-old you would slap the s*** outta you, go back to the table!’”
His nerves were clearly getting the best him of even in retelling the story because even Jimmy had to call him out about his salty language. “You can’t say that word! You know how much money you’re costing NBC right now?”
It was like “Call Me By Your Profane” up in there. But as Chalamet pointed out early in the interview, when he gets really nervous, sometimes he can’t control how he behaves, “Whenever I’m trying to have a good time, I also come off a bit weird… like right now!”
Nah, you’re still fine AF, mon petit ami. And he managed to win Jimmy back (and probably the NBC censor, too) by showing off the juggling skills he once bragged about on his early acting resumés. Saying he’s not good at anything else but acting (humble as ever!), he still managed to keep all his balls up in the air longer than Jimmy could and further charmed the host by coming out as a surprise super-fan of Jimmy and Drew Barrymore’s 2005 rom-com flop Fever Pitch. Who knew?
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