Timothee Chalamet's weight loss worried his mom
"My mum was worried. First, I'm in a movie where I was having sex with a peach ('Call Me By Your Name'), and then it was like, 'I got another movie!' She said, 'Great!' And then I had to tell her what it was about," Chalamet told W Magazine.
"Beautiful Boy" is based on Sheff's acclaimed book about his battles with drug abuse and his relationship with his father.
"It was a script they'd been trying to get made for 10 years. Every guy actor my age had gone up for it. I've been lucky, but a lot of the bigger Hollywood movies like 'Spider-Man', things like that, I didn't get. So, for 'Beautiful Boy', I did a lot of research and read about drugs, and I brought the books to my first meeting with the director."
"I could see in his eyes that he was thinking, 'This kid is nuts!' But I felt this movie - the subject of drug addiction - was so important. I wanted to make an anti-glorification-of-drugs movie. And I think we did," Chalamet said.
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