At the age of just 23, Timothée Chalamet’s resumé is already pretty impressive.
Last year, he received an Oscar nomination for his role in “Beautiful Boy” and now he crowns his young career by playing King Henry V in the historical drama, “The King”.
Based on plays by William Shakespeare, the film also stars Robert Pattinson, who portrays the Prince of France.
While catching up with ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante in New York City, Chalamet reveals what it was like to work alongside RPatz, saying it’s nothing fans would expect from the actor.
“It was a real honour working with Robert,” Chalamet says. “I mean, I grew up with him as the young male actor in big movies like ‘Twilight’, but also in really great smart movies like ‘The Rover’ that he did with David [Michôd].”
He continues, “The last couple years he’s done extraordinary work so, a big honour and we’ll see, maybe there’s something else we can work together on.”
“You know I cast Rob really early. He agreed to do it really early,” director David Michôd explains. “When Joel [Edgerton] and I were writing cause I just knew he would have fun with that character. I just wanted him to go nuts and he did.”
Taking on a lead role comes with great responsibilities, which Chalamet is very aware of, and when asked about his dramatic pre-battle speech in the film, he reveals if he felt any pressure to make it memorable.
“I almost feel that’s the anti-war speech and certainly it hits both in volume and in rallying up the troops hopefully to an audience member it rings true,” he says. “But it’s the anti-speech in that in how he doesn’t necessarily believe in the initiative of why they’re all there.”
“He’s younger than what the circumstance would normally be of someone giving that kind of speech. So, I think there’s a lot of mechanisms within the speech that are playing against it or at least in circumstance,” adds Chalamet.
Check out our full interview with Chalamet and Michôd below.