Timothée Chalamet’s November 2023 GQ cover story, captured by photographer Cass Bird, presents a multifaceted view of the young actor. Featured on five distinct covers, each illustrating a different aspect of his personality, Chalamet showcases his wavy locks and modern style as he opens up about his experiences and perspectives in a candid interview.
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Reflecting on fame, Chalamet shares, “You start going on Instagram, seeing people from your high school getting married, friends having kids, and you start…wondering, How long till you have to change?”
Over six years of rising fame, the Wonka star admits, “I can’t say that this stuff doesn’t matter,” acknowledging the influence of his fandom. However, despite his public persona, he also desires a private life.
The cover story takes a turn as Chalamet discusses the allegations against former co-star Armie Hammer, describing the period as “disorienting.” He recounts, “I mean, what were the chances that we’re developing this thing?” about his film Bones and All, coinciding with the scandal.
Chalamet reflects on the impact of these allegations, noting how they often become sensationalized and clickbait.
A noteworthy aspect of the interview includes Chalamet’s encounter with Tom Cruise. After meeting Cruise following the first Dune, the iconic star emailed him advice and contacts for stunt training.
Chalamet recalls, “He basically said, in Old Hollywood, you would be getting dance training and fight training, and nobody is going to hold you to that standard today. So it’s up to you. The email was really like a war cry.”