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Let Timothée Chalamet Explain the Differences Between Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon

Perhaps no one had as much of a breakout year than Timothée Chalamet The 22-year-old actor starred in not one, but two of the year's buzziest films—'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Lady Bird'—and thanks to some leaked high school projects, quickly became one of the Internet's most beloved figures. Hard to believe it was not long ago that the actor was just a kid obsessed with Yu-Gi-Oh. Here, Chalamet recalls his senior prom, his favorite New Year's Eve, and more.

Released on 1/8/2018

Credits

Timothée wears Gucci sweater.

Transcript

00:00
I was big Power Ranger guy growing up.
00:02
That probably stopped at like nine or ten.
00:03
Nothing wrong with the fandom that continues
00:07
into later years but that wasn't what it was for me.
00:09
But yeah, like around seven, eight, nine,
00:11
if you walked into a nine-year-old Timmy
00:13
takin' a bath it woulda been Power Rangers everywhere.
00:17
Favorite Halloween costume in general?
00:18
I did Yu-Gi from Yu-Gi-Oh one year when I was 10 or 11.
00:22
Yu-Gi-Oh was a animated series.
00:24
Not a direct spin-off but it sits
00:26
in the same ecosystem as Pokemon
00:28
and the lead character's a guy named Yu-Gi
00:30
and he has an incredible haircut
00:31
and he wears a cool necklace.
00:33
So when I was 10 or 11, I did that.
00:35
Also, I did Spider-Man on Broadway one year
00:37
which is good cause all the Spider-Man guys
00:39
were getting injured on Broadway
00:40
so I got a Spider-Man costume and I got crutches, too.
00:43
First record I got was at Tower Records in New York.
00:47
I was like seven or eight, we were in there
00:49
cause my sister was getting a record
00:51
and my mom went in there with me
00:52
and I picked up 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'
00:55
and it had the parental advisory sticker on it
00:57
and it was the explicit one.
00:58
I remember my sister chastizing my mom saying,
01:00
you're gonna let him get the explicit version?
01:02
And to this day (claps) thank you, Mom
01:04
because there were explicit, explicit
01:08
50 Cent records playing in my bedroom
01:11
from the ages of seven to nine.
01:14
The best, the best, I have the best mom
01:16
in the world, I really mean it.
01:17
(woman laughs)
01:18
So I was out here for the SAG Awards
01:19
and there was like some random In Style event
01:22
or something, I don't know,
01:23
and I was gonna go in sweatpants.
01:24
You cannot come in sweatpants, ya know,
01:25
this is like a formal thing.
01:27
Shiny black leather pants.
01:29
Shoes I'd probably worn to prom the year before.
01:32
This rose-colored tie.
01:33
You should see a picture online.
01:34
It's like halfway off, the top button I think
01:37
was non-functional and there's tomato sauce right here.
01:41
If you see pictures.
01:42
The lesson, as always, is nobody cares.
01:46
No one's looking at these pictures anyway.
01:48
Or those that are, what're you doing
01:49
looking at those pictures?
01:51
But lesson learned.
01:53
Urtle, still my pet.
01:54
Urtle the turtle.
01:56
Growing up was 43rd and 9th.
01:58
I was on 43rd, it's Hell's Kitchen.
02:00
[Interviewer] So you're porno name is Yurtle 43rd.
02:03
Oh my God.
02:05
Wait so yeah, I know that.
02:06
It's your name of your first pet
02:07
followed by the street.
02:09
Urtle 43?
02:10
Ooh, Urtle 43.
02:11
Urtle 43, yeah, I like that a lot.
02:14
If I showed up for Urtle 43, it wouldn't be
02:18
like too surprising.
02:19
And what's so cool is going to some
02:20
of these events like last night
02:22
and seeing people that I've really admired
02:24
and gettin' to work with but nobody's bothering me
02:26
in the street or it's very rare
02:28
that anybody says anything to me.
02:29
And even like last night, I tried
02:31
to get a drink at the bar before everybody was going in.
02:33
I had been waiting in line and they closed it
02:35
and this woman was like let me see your ID,
02:37
are you even 21, like do you even have a ticket,
02:39
are you even supposed to be here?
02:40
(laughs) So it was very much like a ...
02:41
Ya know which is not normal which is good.
02:45
So uh ... yeah, no idea, I don't have an answer to that.
02:50
(both laugh)
02:51
I could be a good mascot.
02:53
I was a mascot for the middle school basketball team
02:55
cause I couldn't make it so.
02:56
Throw a thing on me and I could physicalize it
02:59
to a good degree.
03:00
It is hot, yeah, but at halftime you could take it off
03:02
and just relax, so if this whole acting thing
03:06
doesn't work out, I'll call the Knicks or something.
03:10
Although the Knicks don't have a mascot, so.
03:12
[Interviewer] You could be the first.
03:14
(Timothee laughs)