At this moment, there is no doubting that Steve Carell is a legend. Despite having a fantastic career as a film actor, he is unquestionably best recognised for his role as the zany but endearing Michael Scott in "The Office." Nevertheless, Carell shown his versatility in movies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Foxcatcher," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Timothée Chalamet, on the other hand, made a startling entrance on the dramatic acting scene with Greta Gerwig's "Ladybird" and his sensational performance in "Call Me By Your Name." He later won fans over as Theodore Laurence in "Little Women" and tried his hand at science fiction with "Dune," according to his IMDb profile. Although his comedic aspirations are less important, he did once host "Saturday Night Live."
It seemed perfect when the two were paired as father and son in "Beautiful Boy," especially to Chalamet. The star of "French Dispatch," however, was hesitant to meet Carell for one crucial reason: "The Office."
Even though "Beautiful Boy" debuted to mixed reviews, Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell—both of whom have some profound ideas on social media—developed a genuine on-screen chemistry. But the native New Yorker, like many of us, was awestruck by Carell, who he had grown up admiring as Michael Scott in "The Office."
Chalamet admitted to W Magazine, "I first met Steve during a chemistry read. He loved "The Office," but he was reluctant to tell Carell because he "didn't want to freak him out." Then the 26-year-old joked: "When you meet a famous person you truly admire, have you ever made a mistake? Then, is it sort of an educational experience for you? You think, "Okay, I'm not going to do it that way again."" Giving the "Crazy, Stupid, Love" actress a "huge hug" while trying to retain his calm, he made sure to "keep it focused on the scenes." "The irony is that since we've been advertising the movie, it's come out that [I'm a fan]," Chalamet continued. The two have continued to hold one another in high regard ever since.
Timothee Chalamet had no idea that Steve Carell was a fan of his prior to their collaboration on "Beautiful Boy." Chalamet actually caught Carell's attention for the first time after he watched "Lady Bird." "Afterward, I told my wife, "That one guy. That person. What is happening? There's a unique quality there, "Tells The Guardian, Carell Then he said how much he enjoyed working with the younger actor and praised the "Dune" actor's skills and work ethic. Because I saw and participated in it, I actually believe that his performance in Beautiful Boy is my favourite on a selfish and personal level.
Chalamet, for his part, was equally quick to congratulate Carell and mentioned that it was tough for him to choose a favourite movie. The Big Short and "Bruce Almighty" were the New Yorker's other top picks before he singled out "Foxcatcher" as his favourite film. Bustle claims that for Chalamet, the novelty of working with Carell never really wore off. As he clarified: "Someone once said to me, "You seem like you're just thrilled to be in a picture with Steve Carell," which is my favourite thing I've heard about the poster. If you give it enough thought, it actually kind of holds true."