“I saw that 12 times in theatres in IMAX”: Timothée Chalamet Was Obsessed With Christopher Nolan’s $703M Movie That Made Him Weep For Hours

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“I saw that 12 times in theatres in IMAX”: Timothée Chalamet Was Obsessed With Christopher Nolan’s $703M Movie That Made Him Weep For Hours


  • Timothée Chalamet is a huge fan of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight
  • He was greatly touched by Nolan’s film Interstellar, which made him cry
  • Timothée Chalamet doesn’t hold a grudge against Nolan for cutting his scene in Interstellar
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Timothée Chalamet has always admired one of the industry’s biggest directors, Christopher Nolan. While accepting the Best Actor prize from the New York Film Critics Circle in 2017, Chalamet mentioned that The Dark Knight (by Nolan) was one of his favorite films.


He also credited Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, which made him get into acting. So, you can imagine his excitement when he got a play in Nolan’s Interstellar.

Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet

In the film, he played the young version of Tom, the son of Matthew McConaughey’s character, Cooper. But Chalamet thought his role wasn’t major in Nolan’s 2014 science-fiction epic. The actor even cried when he watched the film because he realized his role in the film was smaller than expected.


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Timothée Chalamet Cried for an Hour After Watching Interstellar

Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet in Interstellar (2014)

During Variety‘s Actors on Actors series with Emma Stone, Timothée Chalamet admitted feeling like a “fraud” when promoting the film alongside Nolan, Anne Hathaway, and John Lithgow. The now 27 years old said:

“When I did Interstellar, I saw it 12 times in theatres in IMAX… Christopher Nolan held a screening at Lincoln Square. I forgot about this. I really haven’t thought about this moment until right now. It was surreal because it’s a huge IMAX theatre and I really had no career at this point, so I was like the fraud a little bit in the room.”

The Call Me by Your Name star said that when he went home after watching the movie for the first time, he “wept for an hour” because his role wasn’t as grand as he thought. He added:


“I saw it, and I loved it, but I went home to my dad and wept for an hour because I just figured my part was bigger. They didn’t even cut anything. I just figured I don’t know what I figured.”

But still, he has no hard feelings against the Oppenheimer director.

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Timothée Chalamet Has No Hard Feelings Towards Christopher Nolan Who Cut His Scene in Interstellar

Oppenheimer's director Christopher Nolan
Timothée Chalamet has no grudges against Christopher Nolan for cutting out his scene in Interstellar

Chalamet shared with Stone (via Indie Wire) that he felt excited during production when he got an opportunity to perform a crucial emotional scene. This scene involved his character recording video messages for his father to watch during his space voyage.


But this footage of Chalamet was mostly cut from the film. Instead, Christopher Nolan directed a scene where the videotapes play — by zooming in on McConaughey’s reaction as he watches them. This shot has become one of the most beloved moments in Interstellar.

Of course, Chalamet holds no grudges against Nolan for reducing his role in the film. Even the young actor appreciated the McConaughey close-up scene as a standout moment in the film. Though, as a young actor, he admitted being disappointed — which makes sense.

Watch Interstellar on Prime Video.


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