Timothée Chalamet is no longer the new kid on the awards-season block – but a year after his peachy turn in Call Me by Your Name, he remains, indisputably, the most charming. Not even veteran Hollywood thespians are immune, including (but certainly not limited to) Glenn Close, who continued her newfound best friendship with Chalamet at the BAFTAs on Sunday, where the oft-nominated pair (she for The Wife, he for Beautiful Boy) posed for selfies backstage.
“Glennothée,” as they’ve been dubbed, also bonded in January at the Critics’ Choice Awards, where Close – no fool, of course-once again lived her best awards-season life by palling around with the chiseled young actor.
While Chalamet is failing to win as many awards and nominations as last year (he was notably snubbed by the Academy), he has won the hearts of a great many legendary actresses along the way, which is, we’d like to remind you, certainly not nothing. Recall (as if anyone could forget) that Chalamet also enchanted Meryl Streep and Laura Dern at the 2018 Oscar nominees luncheon, where Streep was reportedly “introducing [Chalamet] to people like she was his mum.”
Is it any wonder that this transcendent trio is now set to costar in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women remake? Speaking of which, legendary actress in the making Saoirse Ronan, Chalamet’s costar in that forthcoming film as well as in Gerwig’s Lady Bird, is not only a big T.C. fan and confidante but a lucky recipient of his cuddles. Her nickname for Chalamet, as she told The New York Times “Pony . . . because he’ll come up to Greta and me and nuzzle us.” Even the dog from A Dog’s Purpose has nothing on this man.
Rounding out the esteemed group of Hollywood heavyweights who have fallen prey to Chala-mania: Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who declared her crush on him to Entertainment Tonight, before promptly making sure he was legal. “He’s old enough to say that, right? He’s over 18?” Lawrence joked. “I’m waiting for him to get a little bit older, you know? [I’m] buttering him up like a pig for slaughter, and then I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30.” Jen, take a number.
This article was originally published on Vogue.com