It’s difficult to find an A-list actor or actress who hasn’t appeared in a superhero film these days. What’s up, Brad Pitt? Deadpool 2 is a sequel to Deadpool. Will Smith be in it? Suicide Squad is a group of people who have committed suicide. Isn’t it Natalie Portman? Thor. However, there are outliers, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep (though if you want to argue that Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a superhero film, I’ll listen). Timothée Chalamet, who will achieve new heights of stardom this month with the simultaneous release of The French Dispatch and Dune, wants to be an exception.
Chalamet shared tips from one of his “heroes” about managing Hollywood in a cover story with Time.
“One of my heroes — I can’t say who or he’d kick my ass — he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice,” he says. What was it, I ask?
“No hard drugs,” Chalamet says, “and no superhero movies.”
I’m going to spend the rest of the day trying to figure out who told Chalamet to stay away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe or they’d beat him up. He doesn’t mention “one of my acting idols,” merely “heroes,” implying that the individual may be from any field. However, let’s imagine they’re in the entertainment sector and have a history of drug usage.