Timothee Chalamet has revealed he lost weight for his role as a ‘disenfranchised cannibal’ in new movie Bones and All as he posed for a stunning Variety shoot.
The Oscar nominee, 26, joined director Luca Guadagnino and co-star Taylor Russell for the shoot – with the candid interview also revealing embattled Armie Hammer could appear in a much-desired sequel to Call Me By Your Name.
Bones and All – which boasts a glittering cast including Mark Rylance and Chloe Sevigny – see Chalamet and Russell play two cannibal drifters crossing the U.S. in the 1980s, with the actor revealing how he transformed his body for the role.
Candid: Timothee Chalamet has revealed he lost weight for his role as a ‘disenfranchised cannibal’ in new movie Bones and All as he posed for a stunning Variety shoot
Elaborating on one of his first lines in the film: ‘If you weigh 140 pounds wet, you got to have an attitude — a big attitude’, Chalamet said he had lost weight, adding: ‘That look that Maren and Lee have, I think it feeds the fablelike quality of the story, and of people that are living in extremes.
‘As opposed to what the reality would be, perhaps: If you were consistently devouring entire human bodies, it would probably leave you with a bigger figure than they have.’
The project sees Chalamet reunite with director Guadagnino, who helmed the phenomenally successful 2017 romantic drama Call Me By Your Name – in which the actor starred alongside disgraced star Armie Hammer.
Hammer, 36, is currently on the outs in Hollywood after he faced accusations of sex abuse and having a cannibalism fetish.
Controversy: The candid interview also revealed embattled Armie Hammer could appear in a much-desired sequel to Call Me By Your Name.
Wow: Bones and All – sees Chalamet and Russell play two cannibal drifters crossing the U.S. in the 1980s, with the actor revealing how he transformed his body for the rol
New film: The Oscar nominee, 26, joined director Luca Guadagnino and co-star Taylor Russell for the shoot
Guadagnino said: ‘I would love to make a second and third and fourth chapter of all my movies. Why? Because I truly love the actors I work with, so I want to repeat the joy of doing what we did together.
He added there is ‘no hypothesis’ when it comes to CMBYN 2, despite there being a sequel published in 2018 by author André Aciman, entitled Find Me.
He said: ”So there is no movie. It’s a wish and a desire, and I have not made up my mind about what would be the story.’
When asked if the film could still include Hammer’s character, he said: ‘Yeah, of course.’
Transformed: Chalamet said he had lost weight, adding: ‘That look that Maren and Lee have, I think it feeds the fablelike quality of the story, and of people that are living in extremes’
Smouldering: The star looked handsome as he posed for the shoot
Guadagnino also said a potential sequel could follow Elio’s housekeeper Mafalda, played by Vanda Capriolo, saying: ‘I would be very interested in seeing what is the life of Mafalda when she’s not around the family.’
Dune star Chalamet said Bones and All ‘excited him’ as it was so different to CMBYN, saying: ‘It excited me, too, because I felt the bones of Lee (his character) – no pun intended — were there, but there was a lack of direction.
Discussing cannabalism, Guadagnino said: ‘In the history of the Oscars, cannibalism has been a gigantic plus
Bringing up multiple Oscar winner The Silence of the Lambs, he said: ‘There’s a very tough novel, the talented script and Sir Anthony Hopkins as the unforgettable cannibal.
Pose: Chalamet showcased his fashion flair in a glittering chain
Wow: Director Luca and Taylor posed for a smouldering black and white shi=ot
‘I’m not comparing myself or us to that masterpiece. But that was a love story like Bones and All. It was a fun, twisted love story between a cannibal psychoanalyst and a very stern woman who wants to save herself by saving this other girl from the lair of a serial killer.’
Chalamet also touched on his much-discussed comment at the Venice Film Festival, where he said it’s ‘tough to be alive’ in the age of social media and ‘I think societal collapse is in the air’.
He said: ‘I think what I was saying was really, “What would it be like to grow up now?”‘
‘I guess I’m still growing up. Especially in the context of my career, I’m still growing. But I think Taylor and my generation was really the level-one social media — Vine, MySpace.
‘And I think now it’s just more ingrained. But I’m definitely not the authority on the subject. And, equally, it could be a great space to find your people.’
Glamour: Taylor looked sensational as she posed in a red ballgown
Chalamet will reprise his role as Paul Atreides in 2023’s Dune: Part Two and gushed over co-stars Zendaya and Florence Pugh.
He said of the Euphoria star: ‘She hasn’t wrapped yet and it’s amazing. She’s bringing exactly what she brought to the first one — which was incredible — but in greater abundance.
‘And she’s really become a sister. I’m so grateful to count her as a partner and a sister and a friend and also to share stories about how amazing it is to work with Luca, because we worked with him back to back on wildly different projects.
The star reunited with Florence, 26, after starring in Little Women together, adding: ‘We were joking on set that we keep doing these movies, and we end up together even though we should be ending up with different people.
‘Florence is really special. She’s an incredible actor. She was incredible in Dune – seriously incredible. She brought a gravitas to the role. And I can’t believe my good fortune at this young age… between Taylor Russell in Bones and All and Zendaya in ‘Dune.’ And Austin Butler’s in that movie too.’
The Call Me By Your Name speculation comes after Hammer was dropped from his agency WME and lost a number of roles he had on tap last year, including the Jennifer Lopez film Shotgun Wedding and the Paramount Plus series The Offer.
Although rumors spread over the summer that he was selling timeshares in the Cayman Islands, he has been spotted multiple times in Los Angeles in recent weeks.
Acclaimed: When asked if CMBYN 2 could still include Hammer’s character of Oliver, Luca said: ‘Yeah, of course’
It was recently revealed that American Express is suing him over a nearly $67K unpaid balance.
Hammer appears to have been staying in the Cayman Islands over the summer, though there is some confusion as to how he was earning a living.
A viral tweet claimed that Hammer was a concierge at a resort, but both the actor’s attorney and the hotel’s director of sales denied he worked there.
However DailyMail.com obtained pictures of him walking around the resort property in an outfit similar to the staffers’ uniforms.
Reports in Variety and TMZ stated that he was indeed working for the hotel, but as a timeshare salesman rather than a concierge.
Hammer, known for his performances in films such as Call Me By Your Name, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Lone Ranger, fell into controversy in early 2021 amid multiple accusations of sex abuse and a stated penchant for cannibalism.
A rep for Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers last month spoke out after one of the actor’s accusers was critical of Chambers’ remarks about being in a ‘really great place’ with the embattled actor.
Chambers, 40, spoke with E! News last month about her relationship with the actor, who she filed for divorce from in July of 2020. Chambers said that Hammer has been ‘focused on his healing’ and she has been supportive of him.
Happier times: Hammer fell into controversy in early 2021 amid multiple accusations of sex abuse and a stated penchant for cannibalism (pictured with ex wife Elizabeth Chambers in 2018)
Effie, a woman who accused Hammer of rape, which he denied, took to Instagram Stories with screen grabs of messages she said Chambers sent her, allegedly supporting her going public with her allegations against Hammer.
A rep for Chambers explained to People the rationale the TV personality – who is mother to daughter Harper, seven, and son Ford, five with the actor – had in sending Effie messages.
‘Given the extent and nature of allegations that were made, Elizabeth sought to determine the veracity of those allegations,’ the rep said. ‘She was very sensitive to all parties involved. The safety and well-being of their children remains her priority.’
In one of the messages Chambers purportedly sent Effie, she encouraged her to remain ‘focused’ in ‘getting the stories on record’ and ‘not just the internet.’
In another alleged exchange, after Chambers questioned Effie whether she had hired an attorney, Effie responded that she was ‘feeling a tad bit suicidal’ and didn’t have time to chat. Chambers responded to her, ‘I really need custody of my precious children,’ pressing her to file a declaration of her experience with Hammer with the court.
Chambers purportedly said, ‘I don’t want to pressure you, but your insight is much more in depth than the others we have,’ adding that she would keep things under wraps.
Effie said in her recent Instagram Stories post, ‘Just some things to keep in mind before anyone else keeps wishing rapists “healing.”‘
Effie initially took to the social media site to make the allegations against Hammer over a 2017 incident, and eventually appeared alongside famed lawyer Gloria Allred to state her allegations in a news conference in which she said Hammer ‘mentally, emotionally and sexually’ abuse her.
The latest: A rep for Armie Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth recently spoke out after one of the actor’s accusers was critical of Chambers’ remarks about being in a ‘really great place’ with the embattled actor, 36. Pictured in LA in 2020
In the interview with E!, Chambers opened up about her co-parenting arrangement with Hammer.
‘We’re committed fully and wholly to our children and to being together as much as possible in a nonromantic way for our kids,’ she said. ‘Kids need their mom; kids need their dad. So there’s nothing we won’t do.’
She said of Hammer: ‘There’s the oxygen mask theory: You can’t really take care of someone until you are taken care of. There’s a reason on the plane they say, ‘Secure your own mask before helping others.
‘He has been very busy securing his own mask. My mask has been secured, [the kids’] masks are on, so right now it’s really been a lot about focusing on them, protecting them.’
Chambers said she was willing to ‘support that process’ in an effort to help Hammer be ‘the best father’ and ‘the best person he can be.’
Chambers added that, ‘Time does heal, but time alone doesn’t heal,’ as ‘You need to work through it.’
She continued: ‘People are flawed. People make horrible mistakes. People change, by the way. For me the whole time it has been about, “These are my boundaries. If you can meet them, then we can take the next step.” That’s with everyone in my life, but also with myself.’
Chambers told the outlet that she feels herself to be a feminist and remains ‘in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any sort and hope they find healing.’
She noted, ‘I’m not being here, like, “My life is amazing,” because it’s been hell for a long time.’
Effie shared excerpts of text messages she allegedly exchanged with Chambers over Hammer’s actions