Timothée Chalamet is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars, which means he’s had to learn to deal with being famous. Losing his anonymity is something the actor opened up about in December 2018 while speaking to Variety during a chat with fellow star Emma Stone. Addressing the fact that he’s now a recognizable character, he explained, “Honestly, it’s not really overwhelming or dramatic in any way. People saw me, but it wasn’t really crazy. … I chose ‘Spider’. Man” and those things, and I didn’t get them. They’re prepackaged, you’ll be famous after stuff like that. “Call me by your name” and “Lady Bird” they really were.” t…I think , that helps me when I’m stopped: it’s about the films.”
Of course, Chalamet’s star has continued to rise. That’s why he opened up about fame again during an October 2021 interview, telling Time, “I’ll find out. On my worst days, I feel a tension to find out. But on my best days, I feel so punctual growing.” Granted, that may or may not have accounted for the pressures that come with social media.
Though some celebs refuse to use social media and others can’t seem to stay away, Chalamet is the kind of person who participates but is wary of the impact social media can have on our lives.
Timothée Chalamet says people are judged intensely on social media
If you follow Timothée Chalamet on social media, you are certainly not alone. The actor has more than 2 million followers on Twitter alone. Of course, that’s only a fraction of the 17.7 million people who follow him on Instagram. With this kind of focus on him online, it’s no wonder the star has serious concerns about social media.
Chalamet shared his thoughts on social media during the Venice Film Festival while promoting his film Bones and All, mentioning that his character (who lived in the 1980s) would have avoided the modern problem. He explained (via E! News), “Being young now and being young whenever — I can only speak for my generation — is to be judged intensely. I can’t imagine what it’s like to grow up without the onslaught of the media. And it was a relief to play characters wrestling with an internal dilemma without the ability to go to Reddit or Twitter, Instagram or TikTok and figure out where they fit.
“Without judging, you can find your tribe there, but I think it’s hard being alive now,” Chalamet continued. “I think societal collapse is in the air — or smells like it.” Hopefully, this star’s followers will be on the kinder side and society will keep rolling.