No one is above a fangirl moment. Not even movie stars and musicians.
Deep down, we’re all the same squealing uncontrollably at meeting our idol. Celebrity status goes out of the window.
Actor Timothee Chalamet was interviewed by Frank Ocean for Vman.com, and the transcript of the call between the two is an absolute thing of beauty.
Frank was there as interviewer, and Timothee the talent being cross-examined over his film Call Me By Your Name. But the 22-year-old was so clearly trying to keep it together and be professional while chatting to his idol that it has warmed our little hearts. This is the rarest kind of interview you’ll ever read.
Frank goes in deep on Timothee’s acting skills, and clearly wants to get to know the young actor. Timothee? He ends up singing Frank Ocean at Frank Ocean.
And he promptly gets shut down.
TC: ‘Dreaming a thought that could dream about a thought. / That could think of the dreamer that thought. / That could think of dreaming and getting a glimmer of God.’
FO: [Laughs.] ‘Don’t do that.’
And the world is so here for this right now.
i will now dedicate my life to the moment that timothee chalamet sang frank ocean to frank ocean, and frank ocean responded, "dont do that." pic.twitter.com/3VCogiQz6Z
— Andrew Gruttadaro (@andrewgrutt) February 6, 2018
Timothée Chamalet is LITERALLY me if I ever got to speak to Frank Ocean. Pure stanning out mixed with a desperation to act normal. Even pulled out the Seigfried reference. pic.twitter.com/nijzUhpyu3
— Kay-gan (@kaegann) February 6, 2018
And there was the moment Frank Ocean let his super fan know he had seen his high school rapping video.
FO: ‘Tell me about growing up in New York. I’m assuming this is you in high school, the statistics rapper Timmy T.’
TC: ‘Oh, fuck. [Laughs.] I can’t believe you saw the statistics video. That’s embarrassing.’
FO: [Laughs.] ‘I saw it on Ellen. I figured if Ellen’s talking about it, then it’s fair game. Tell me about that time.’
The pair bonded over Timothee’s ability to act in other languages and his dedication to researching for the roles he plays, but ultimately, it came down to Timothee stanning all over the legend.
At the end of the interview, when it’s usually the interviewer’s chance to gush over the talent and thank them for taking the time to chat, Timothee told Frank: ‘Thank you so much for this. It’s been such an experience, sharing personal thoughts about artistry and acting with someone that’s influenced me in many ways. This means the world to me.’
LOVE. HIM. If only there was a video of this. Read the full interview here.