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On Music: Timothée Chalamet and How That Fireplace Scene Happened

Timothée Chalamet, this year s acting sensation with a fresh Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his starring role in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is extremely enthusiastic about how music helps him with his craft:

“Music plays a really, really, really big role in all of the acting I do.  For the fireplace scene in this film (Call Me By Your Name) I had a little earpiece, that’s playing the song (Sufjan Stevens’ “Visions of Gideon”) the entire time so it kind of it gave sort of the mechanism or barometer by which to know okay, how is this song going, where are the arcs of the song here. I wouldn’t know how to act if I didn’t have music.  It relates again to LaGuardia High, where I studied acting, – for my freshman scene there when I was 13 years old I was listening to the soundtrack of The Hurt Locker outside the stage before I went in there. So to me acting doesn’t exist without some sort of soundtrack underneath, whether heard or internalized or whatever.”