- Title: "Chalamania" as Timothee Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp hit London red carpet
- Date: 3rd October 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 3, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, TIMOTHEE CHALAMET, ON DOING MORE SHAKESPEARE, SAYING: "Yeah, I'd done a little bit in high school and I certainly want to do more. I don't know what that would be but this isn't exactly Shakespeare, this is obviously an adaptation but no, I mean, that's the Holy Grail for actors. Although it seems like the Joker is kind of becoming that way too. I was talking about this with a friend, with Josh Safdie, the director, that that's kind of becoming the Hamlet in some ways of this day and age." CHALAMET TAKING SELFIES WITH FANS (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, LILY-ROSE DEPP, ON STARRING OPPOSITE TIMOTHEE CHALAMET, SAYING: "I mean, his talent is really, I feel like it's kind of unexplainable, his very gifted, he's amazing at what he does and I think he took on the role with a vulnerable approach that I don't know if anybody else could've mastered in the way that he did. Yeah, it's always amazing to work with somebody who is giving so much of themselves to a role, so, it was great." DEPP POSING FOR PHOTOS (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, LILY-ROSE DEPP, ON WHAT SHE WATCHES ON NETFLIX, SAYING: "Oh my god, I've been watching so many things lately. I'm just happy that Netflix still has 'Friends', I watch 'Friends' all the time." CHALAMET HUGGING DIRECTOR DAVID MICHOD / CHALAMET, MICHOD AND EDGERTON POSING FOR PHOTOS ON RED CARPET ACTOR BEN MENDELSOHN SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS EDGERTON AND DEPP SPEAKING TO REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, WRITER AND PRODUCER, JOEL EDGERTON, ON THE CAST AND MAKING THE FILM, SAYING: "You know, this guy, Ben Mendelsohn here, I did my first ever job on-screen with him. It's our sixth movie together. New friends like Lily-Rose and Timmy. Sean Harris, getting to work with the incredible Sean Harris. We are like about three seconds from hugging each other, hold on. (HUGS MENDELSOHN AND SAYS "You were talking about me while I was talking about you") So, look, it's a great gang to be rolling around with and we had fun doing it. It was actually a really blessed shoot. You know, it was hard work but nothing went wrong." CHALAMET SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND HANDING GIFTS GIVEN BY FANS TO HIS HANDLERS DEPP POSING FOR SELFIE WITH FAN AND HUGGING ANOTHER FAN MICHOD IN INTERVIEW (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, DAVID MICHOD, ON HIS YOUNG STARS CHALAMET, DEPP AND ROBERT PATTINSON, SAYING: "I look at them now and go 'oh man, these guys feel like, they feel like the hottest young actors in the moment. But it never felt like that when I was casting them. It felt like I was casting the right people for the right roles. I just think they are incredible talented, you know, and I think that the world is crying out for a new generation of great...a lot of the biggest movie stars in the world are actually getting old, you know what I mean?" RED CARPET ARRIVALS
- Embargoed: 17th October 2019 21:33
- Keywords: Timothee Chalamet Lily-Rose Depp Joel Edgerton David Michod The King Netflix movie London Film Festival London premiere
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM AND VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM AND VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA003AZJLW0D
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: "Chalamania" took over London's Leicester Square on Thursday (October 3) as young superstars Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp appeared on the red carpet for the London Film Festival premiere of their new Netflix film "The King".
Chalamet arrived early, taking his time to greet fans, hugging many of them as he posed for selfies and signed autographs.
The actor, who reportedly brought bagels for his fans at the New York premiere of the "The King" on Tuesday (October 1) told Reuters his fan-friendly approach came naturally.
"It's all good. I think I got lucky too, everyone that comes to these things has like really good energy, you see, they've got really good energy so...no, I appreciate it, I really appreciate, and no, I enjoy it," he said.
In the movie, a mediaeval coming-of-age tale loosely based on William Shakespeare's plays about Prince Hal and his transformation into England's King Henry V, Chalamet plays an unwilling heir who inherits the throne.
The 23-year-old "Call Me by Your Name" and "Beautiful Boy" actor stars alongside Joel Edgerton, who plays Hal's hard-drinking friend and mentor Sir John Falstaff and Depp, who portrays Catherine, daughter of France's King Charles, an outspoken and confident woman.
Asked about the women she looks up to and is inspired by in her personal life, Depp paid tribute to her mother, singer and model Vanessa Paradis.
"There's so many women, honestly. I'm just so lucky to be surrounded in my personal life by so many incredible women. I mean, my mum is like my absolute idol, she is really the kind of woman I'd love to be. And also just all of my friends and everybody that I grew up around, I'm really lucky to be surrounded by so many incredible women," she said.
The film also stars "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson as the French heir, Ben Mendelsohn, who features as Hal's father, Henry IV, and Sean Harris who plays his chief adviser William Cascoigne.
The film is due to have a limited release in the United States on October 11 before launching on Netflix on November 1.
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