Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 28, 2020 15:47:04 GMT -8
Do you think he is going to be filming "Going Electric" before the end of the year assuming there are no COVID19 setbacks? I ask due to the electric guitar presence. Of course he may love to play just to play. I was thinking it is for the movie.
Funny you should ask (this should be in the Going Electric thread), but here is the tweet I posted earlier today from the director of Going Electric. He recently changed the header of his account, like in the past week or so. With Timmy practicing the guitar and taking it down to Mexico with him, looks like he's practicing playing it for his role.
The author makes some solid points, but I don't believe that Timmy was flaunting his privilege to travel. Let's face it, he has suffered like all of us have, (his London play 4000 Miles is postponed indefinitely, his Going Electric movie was to start about now) and he has done some notable good public deeds during this pandemic, with the Graduate Together TV special, and protesting at three events in LA (as per his IG stories on different dates in early June), so if he wanted to take a brief holiday somewhere that was deemed safe to travel, he had that right. Especially being a VIP person, surely he and the people he traveled with get tested regularly so it was ok for them to travel and hang out together. That's the only way I can see this trip being planned as it was. But he was within his rights to go on holiday. It's not like he was on a yacht with a harem (Sweet Jesus, don't let that ever happen. LOL!), but again, some valid points where made in the article and I point them out below. Click the link above to read the full article (with one pic), the article is quite scathing and calling out Timmy for his actions.
As a Timothée Chalamet stan, seeing photos of him and actress Eiza González together in Cabo San Lucas was not only sad but disappointing. Not because of their supposed relationship (which is frankly no one’s business because celebrities are not our property), but because we are still in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, and Chalamet and others have decided it’s a good time to travel internationally.
For someone who protested while wearing a mask, you’d think Chalamet would be in the crowd of mask-wearing and socially-distanced people, but no. He was spotted with González and friends, acting as if they couldn’t bring the virus back to the States like others.
Everyone misses their family, friends and the social aspects of their pre-quarantine life. Everyone wants to have a summer vacation in Cabo San Lucas — or anywhere — with their loved ones. Seventy Texas college students did just that, most likely because they wanted a regular spring break like other students, and 44 of them returned to the U.S. with the coronavirus. Other students from across the country have done the same, contracting the virus after ignoring guidelines put in place to protect everyone.
Mexico still has high rates of the virus, and considering how easily it spreads between asymptomatic people, this was just a selfish and inconsiderate move.
What does wearing a mask do when you are unnecessarily boarding a plane? It feels like virtue signaling. How could two extremely famous actors go unnoticed in one of the world’s hottest tourist spots?
Many people have lost their jobs and others, their lives. But because of these celebrities’ statuses, problems like these that affect the majority are irrelevant to them. They have house managers, personal assistants, stylists, chefs — the list goes on.
Especially with the last line, I have seen so many comments from people angry about the pap photos of Timmy's holiday from hard core fans to non-fans who just know who Timmy is, and more often than not, this anger is coming from the very people who have lost their livelihoods, or their parents have, and they've lost loved ones, and they are struggling, financially and emotionally, on top of being stuck in their dire living circumstances and no option to even go to the local theater or amusement park within driving distance because it's closed. I saw comment after comment saying that they didn't care so much about who Timmy was with, because again, it's none of our business, but it appears that many were offended by his ability to reportedly take a private jet to that destination at the height of new spikes in Covid-19 in Mexico and in Southern California.
Well, I for one consider myself to be lucky in that I have some travel plans coming up that involve flying, but it's not first-class, and it'll be commercial. One trip to home to Michigan, and the second may be Seattle which is my alternative to Toronto. But so many people don't have that luxury as they don't even have the money to pay their bills due to this pandemic. We are in unprecedented times where the haves, the used to haves, and the never haves are grappling with all that's going on these days.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2020 22:19:54 GMT -8 by Simone: added context.
I think travelling in these days is the matter of behaviour during travelling and in general. Wearing mask in most places, especially in crowds and shops, etc. Social distance. Not touch anything at all if it's not necessary. I can travel from my house to my work office (it means 70 kms/40 miles!) in such a way as not to touch anything. Except my cell phone with my clean hands. And if... I use antiseptic. It's not easy but useful. Obviously it doesn't work in shops, but does work during travelling. Viruses don't spread via air except via coughing, sneezing or even singing (when bodily fluid can spread in the air) around you (protection: mask). Being cautious during travelling is essential, and not a mission impossible case for most of the people. So if Timmy and his partners, friends can be cautious during travelling, let them travel. It's their business. Everyone is responsible for her/his own behavior. I know there're people who don't take care about these things, but we have to do what we can do. And I'm sure Timmy does his best.
“You are the only person I’d like to say goodbye to when I die, because only then will this thing I call my life make any sense." CMBYN by André Aciman
I'm not in the mood to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend this year with all the Covid-19 stuff and stay at home orders in the upswing again. However, I did treat myself to a drive to my beloved Palm Springs on Friday for some shopping and to have lunch. I feel so lucky to be able to do this, meanwhile, I'll be homebound for the rest of the weekend.
I wanted to share with you a fun purchase I made. I visited a store called Peepas and saw a wall of handmade art by a local designer of pop-culture famous people. And down in a little shelf pocket was a framed photo of Timothée Chalamet. I grabbed it and asked the store guy how much it cost and he said it was $52 and signed by the artist and it was framed. He also said that someone else was just looking at it earlier and was thinking about buying it. I told him that it's mine now. LOL!
Now it's on my wall at home! Although it's not my favorite image of Timmy, it's the fact that it's an exclusive piece of affordable art of Timothée Chalamet that the artist thought highly enough of to create this piece of art. It's lovely and I'm so glad I was able to buy it.
Isn't it funny how some things are just meant to be?
It’s almost impossible to imagine anyone advising Cimino against taking such a substantial role in a high-profile project, but Cimino said the fear around playing gay — whether the concern behind it is real or imagined — persists among actors.
“I’ve heard that before, plenty of times,” Cimino said during a recent phone interview. “I’ve heard it for years: ‘You shouldn’t take a gay role for your first big role because then people are gonna think you’re gay, or they’re gonna think you only play gay roles.’ And it’s like, what does that matter? Why does that matter?”
While this new trend can be a sometimes frustrating way to take opportunities from out gay actors, for Cimino, it was encouraging.
“They don’t pigeonhole you. Look at Timothée Chalamet: He does a whole bunch, a wide variety of roles,” Cimino said. “You have to make the conscious decision to not listen to those stereotypes and just break from the norm. Because the only way you can change the industry or change the norm is by putting your money where your mouth is, so to speak, and taking it forward.”
Cristina Costantini, who directed “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” with Kareem Tabsch, tells Variety that they asked Mercado who he wanted to play him. “I suggested Gael García Bernal and he said, ‘Too old,’” Costantini said. “So we said, ‘Well, who would you have play you?’ And he said, ‘Who is that boy from “Call Me by Your Name?”’ And we said, ‘Timothée Chalamet?’ And he said, ‘Yes, this would be a good opportunity for him.’ I just love that he picked this child.”