Harry Styles and Timothee Chalamet are chatting about masculinity, David Bowie and peaches in the latest issue of i-D. (And yes, the Internet is freaking out).
"I want to show that you can be whatever you want to be. There isn’t a specific notion, or jean size, or muscle shirt, or affectation, or eyebrow raise, or dissolution, or drug use that you have to take part in to be masculine," Timothee admits when Harry asks him about the new forms of masculinity taking up screen time today. "It’s a brave new world."
Harry says: "I’ve become a lot more content with who I am. I think there’s so much masculinity in being vulnerable and allowing yourself to be feminine, and I’m very comfortable with that."
Harry asked Timothee: "Sometimes my parents will come on tour and it’s always nice to have them around. The last couple of years have been nuts for you. What role have your parents played in keeping some sense of normality around you?"
Timothee says: "I think the most precious thing I get from my parents – and I try and give it back to them as much as I can – is their love and support. I hope that doesn’t sound cheesy, but it’s true. In your late teens, early twenties you suddenly realize that your parents are human. That doesn’t mean I don’t get really great advice from them, because I do. But you reach a certain age and you take control of your own life. My mum recently put this photo up of her and my dad at the LA premiere of Beautiful Boy and it's heart shattering in a great way, they’re just beaming with pride. It’s almost overwhelming."
ON DAVID BOWIE
Harry asks: "David Bowie once said that, 'Creativity is like wading out into the ocean. You wade out to the point where you can’t touch the bottom, you’re a little scared, and that’s where you do your best work.' Do you agree?"
"I do agree," Timothee says. "It reminds me of a quote – if someone tells an artist that they’re brave, they’re really telling them that they’re crazy. I think that whatever bone gets electrified when I act, there’s always a feeling that I’m a little bit out of my depth or out of control."
Regarding the famous peach scene in Call Me By Your Name, Harry asked if he could still eat peaches after making sweet love to them. Timothee says: "Umm I can, but not without thinking about it… That’s the most awkward scene to see with your parents in the whole world. My poor father…"