Timothée Chalamet is having a well-deserved moment, thanks to his starring role in Call Me By Your Name and his appearance in critical darling Lady Bird, but the 22-year-old actor apparently isn’t afraid to revisit moments when things didn’t work in his favour.
Accepting the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor Award for Call Me By Your Name on the weekend, Chalamet reminded attendees he auditioned for Spider-Man: Homecoming – and that he apparently flunked the big-time opportunity.
“I read twice and I left sweating in a total panic,” Chalamet told the crowd.
“I called my agent, Brian Swardstrom, and I said, ‘Brian, I thought about this a lot and I have to go back and knock on that door and read again,’ and he told me the story of Sean Young and how in an attempt to become Catwoman had scared everyone away when she showed up at the studio gates in costume.”
Yes, even someone was monstrously talented as Chalamet can miss out on what may have been a career-defining break. Not like it turned out so bad for the bloke though, as the awards season buzz bodes well for the upcoming Academy Awards.
Besides, it would have been a nightmare fitting all of that hair into the Spidey suit. Tom Holland’s sensible cut is probably what did it, tbh.
The closest Chalamet has come to actually playing the Big Webby Boi occurred one Halloween, when he cheekily decided to dress as Spider-Man: Broadway edition.
Speaking to W Magazine, Chalamet said “I did Spider-Man on Broadway one year, which is good because all of the Spider-Man guys were getting injured on Broadway, so I got a Spider-Man costume and crutches, too.”
Chuck him in the upcoming Venom film, tbh.Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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