Timothée Chalamet is one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood. Chalamet gave one of the most raw and vulnerable performances of last year in Call Me By Your Name, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor at just 22 years old. During awards season, hosts of award shows and talk show personalities focused a lot on Chalamet, praising his performance but also poking fun at one very provocative scene from the film involving a peach. Chalamet took every joke and every compliment with sheer dignity and humility, but also as an awards season newcomer with unfathomable appreciation for all the notoriety.
Stand-up star John Mulaney came after Chalamet on the Netflix comedy special Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity. The comedian seemed to be annoyed with his wife’s infatuation with Chalamet, aka “The Boy,” as Mulaney called him.
The young Oscar nominee, of course, was made aware of the clip and gave the most perfect response.
The Call Me By Your Name star is referring to jokes about his wardrobe that were cracked at the Independent Spirit Awards, which was hosted by Mulaney and Nick Kroll. Kroll said during the awards show, “Timothée, thanks for taking a break from the gas station.” Mulaney also referred to his wife’s obsession with the young actor at the event, as well, which Timothée took in stride.
Mulaney responded in turn to Chalamet’s acknowledgement, apologizing and saying he is an “enormous fan,” and would love to partake in The Amazing Race with the actor.
You can read our review of Hilarity for Charity, which is streaming on Netflix now, and learn more about the special here. Be sure to catch Chalamet in the forthcoming drama Beautiful Boy, out later this year.