Timothee Chalamet dodges questions about his Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer

His highly anticipated film Dune co-starring Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem is set to premiere later this month.

And Timothee Chalamet sat down for a interview with Time magazine ahead of the film’s release, where he revealed two rules he lives by ‘No hard drugs and no superhero movies.’

The actor, 25, also dodged questions about his Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer, who was at the center of controversy earlier this year when accounts of his alleged violent sexual fantasies were leaked online, later followed by rape allegations.

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The latest: Timothee Chalamet sat down for a interview with Time magazine ahead of the film’s release, where he revealed two rules he lives by ‘No hard drugs and no superhero movies’

He said in the Time cover that an unnamed hero of his, who he declined to name, gave him some advice as an actor.

‘One of my heroes- I can’t say who or he’d kick my a** – he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice.’

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The advice was: ‘No hard drugs. And no superhero movies.’

He did cite his role models as Jennifer Lawrence, Michael B. Jordan and Leonardo DiCaprio during his interview with Time, but it is unknown if he is speaking about Michael or Leo or someone else as the person who gave him that particular advice. 

Throwback: The actor, 25, also dodged questions about his Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer, who was at the center of controversy earlier this year when accounts of his alleged violent sexual fantasies were leaked online, later followed by rape allegations; pictured together March 4, 2018 at the 90th Annual Academy Awards

The Time writer Sam Lansky asked him about Armie, who he starred alongside in Call Me By Your Name.

Timothee said in the interview: ‘I totally get why you’re asking that but it’s a question worthy of a larger conversation, and I don’t want to give you a partial response.’

Armie’s woes began in January 2021 when he was rocked by accusations of abuse by several ex-girlfriends along with a series of leaked messages online, purported to be from the star, discussing cannibalism fetishes and rape fantasies. 

The now infamous direct messages, which were never confirmed to have been sent by the actor, were originally published by an Instagram account named House of Effie. 

After the DM leaks, several of Hammer’s former partners – including Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich – accused him of being controlling and physically abusive during the span of their relationships. 

Following the scandal, Armie, 35, left several projects including upcoming film Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez. He was replaced by Josh Duhamel. 

His response: Timothee said in the interview: ‘I totally get why you’re asking that but it’s a question worthy of a larger conversation, and I don’t want to give you a partial response;’ seen in their film together

Timothee is currently in rehearsals for the musical prequel Wonka as Willy Wonka himself.

He was in London recording music for the film on Abbey Road, something which he said made him feel ‘out of my league. Like I was desecrating history!’ he said during the Time interview.

Adding: ‘It’s not mining the darker emotions in life. It’s a celebration of being off-center and of being OK with the weirder parts of you that don’t quite fit in.’ 

First look: Timothee is currently in rehearsals for the musical prequel Wonka as Willy Wonka himself

Timothee said that the term ‘movie star’ is ‘like death:’ ‘I don’t want to say some vapid, self -effacing thing. It’s a combination of luck and getting good advice early in my career not to pigeonhole myself.’

Fame is something that he is ‘figuring’ out, and says that on his worst days, ‘I feel a tension in figuring it out,’ but on his best days, ‘I feel like I’m growing right on time.’

His first film project was the 2014 movie Interstellar with Matthew McConaughey; he plays the younger version of Casey Affleck’s character Tom.

Seeing himself on the big screen was an experience for the actor: ‘I remember seeing it and weeping. 60% because I was so moved by it, and 40% because I’d thought I was in the movie so much more than I am.’ 

Timothee’s film Dune is set to be released on October 22 to theaters and to HBO Max.

The movie is based on the 1965 sci-fi book by Franke Herbert; the $165 million budget space action film was directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Coming soon: Timothee’s film Dune is set to be released on October 22 to theaters and to HBO Max; Zendaya and Timothee in the film

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