'Call Me By Your Name' Peach Scene

Timothée Chalamet on Being the ‘Straight Prince of Twinks’

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“So how does it feel to be the straight prince of twinks?”

Timothée Chalamet acknowledged his social media-given title as the “Straight Prince of Twinks.”

The 24-year-old actor, who is currently promoting his new film Little Women, recently opened up to Out about being the “Straight Prince of Twinks.” The title started after his performance in the romance drama Call Me By Your Name.

For his work in the film, Chalamet received an Academy Award for nomination for Best Actor. The nomination made him the third-youngest nominee in the history of the category and the youngest Best Actor nominee since 1939.

Elio from 'Call Me by Your Name'

“Oh, my gosh, I wanna give a super-serious answer or something like that, but what a good fortune, you know?” he replied. “I stumbled into Call Me By Your Name, and I wanted … that book inspired me, and that director inspired me.”

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“And I hoped the fans of the book would see it basically, so what it’s done in any regard like that why or that it could present a version of love that people don’t understand to be [a niche] or whatever, that isn’t prosecuted or persecuted, that it’s just a thing.

Call Me By Your Name

“Even to get to work on this in the same regard, and the message towards young girls in this movie. I’m f—g pinching myself really because that is the humble definition of an actor, is to be in service to the production, to the story, to the director.”

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Chalamet appended that the “greatest thing about Call Me By Your Name is when people are to this day, two, three years later or whatever” approach him and express their appreciation for the film.

“And it could be no words,” he continued. “It can be a silent communication, which can happen in the street. It’s the coolest thing.”

Watch the interview at Out.com.

Timothée Chalamet on Being the ‘Straight Prince of Twinks’
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