Timothee Chalamet reveals he's ready to slow down his hectic schedule and take a break from acting
It seems like Timothée Chalamet has been everywhere in the last few years, but now he's ready for a break.
The 23–year–old Call Me By Your Name star revealed in an Entertainment Weekly profile published Thursday that he's looking forward to a hiatus from shooting films after completing work on a bevy of highly anticipated projects.
He recently completed work on his biggest film to date, a highly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel Dune.
Slowing down: Timothée Chalamet, 23, revealed in an Entertainment Weekly profile on Thursday that he's taking a hiatus after completing a bevy of highly anticipated films; shown October 10
Timothée's desire to slow down also follows his work on Wes Anderson's upcoming comedy The French Dispatch, as well as Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women and the Shakespearean adaptation The King.
'It’s the first time in almost two years I’ve gotten a breath, so I’m savoring it,' he said.
The actor and heartthrob quickly rose to stardom after making his feature theatrical debut in 2014 with Jason Reitman's critically lambasted Men, Women & Children.
Since then he's risen to the highest ranks in Hollywood, winning plum roles and securing an Oscar nomination for his heart-rending turn in Call Me By Your Name.
Busy schedule: Timothée currently appears in the Shakespearean drama The King and has finished work on Greta Gerwig's Little Women, Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch and Denis Villeneuve's Dune; still from The King
Break time: 'It’s the first time in almost two years I’ve gotten a breath, so I’m savoring it,' said the Oscar nominee, revealing he's not in a hurry for his next project; pictured October 4
Timothée revealed his slowdown in a dual profile with his former Lady Bird co-star Saoirse Ronan, 25.
The American-born Irish actress also revealed she's in no hurry to find her next film project.
'I’ll wait for the right thing to come along,' she explained.
'It’s lovely to be in a position at this moment where I can wait for the absolute right thing.'
Frequent collaborator: Timothée revealed his slowdown in a dual profile with his former Lady Bird co-star Saoirse Ronan, 25; pictured in December
Busy schedules: The Lady Bird stars will reunite in both Little Women and The French Dispatch; still from Little Women
Timothée and Saoirse will be reuniting with their Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig for her new version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, which will be the eighth film adaptation of the classic novel.
The rising stars will be joined by an all-star cast featuring Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Emma Watson and Midsommar's Florence Pugh.
Compared to Lady Bird, which was Gerwig's solo directorial debut, Little Women utilizes a much larger cast and crew.
Chalamet recounted the entire cast and crew spending time with Gerwig and producer Amy Pascal to rehearse their scenes prior to the start of filming.
'I felt very prideful... about how big it had gotten, how many people were there,' he admitted.
'On Lady Bird it was, like, 25 people hanging out in a house!'
Rising star: Timothée scored an Oscar nomination for his role in Oscar winner Call Me By Your Name, making him one of the youngest nominees in history; pictured October 1
'He keeps me on my toes — I’m never quite sure what he’s going to do next,' Saoirse admitted of her co-star.
'That only progressed more and grew more. It helped that we do have a very natural rapport with each other…. These two characters physically need to be very comfortable with one another. They’re literally intertwined for half the film.'
'In the least clichéd way possible, it really doesn’t feel like [I’m] acting sometimes [with her],' Timothée added.
Coming soon: His current film, The King, is playing in limited release in select cities, before moving to streaming on Netflix on November 1
The Beautiful Boy star also revealed that he had completed all of his scenes for Wes Anderson's newest film The French Dispatch, which also features Saoirse.
The movie follows the exploits of a group of journalists working at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional French city during the 20th Century.
His newest movie, The King, is adapted from multiple Shakespeare plays and stars Timothée as King Henry V.
The historical drama is currently playing in limited release and will be available to stream on Netflix starting on November 1.