Steve Carell praises 'special' Timothee Chalamet

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 October 2018
Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Steve Carell admitted that his 22-year-old co-star is "a special young man" and is incredibly "talented" during the film's UK premiere at Saturday's (13.10.18) 62nd BFI London Film Festival

Steve Carell loved working with Timothee Chalamet on 'Beautiful Boy' and has described him as a "special young man".

The 56-year-old actor and his 22-year-old co-star play a drug-addicted son and his long-suffering journalist father in the new movie, which is based on the memoir of David Sheff, entitled 'Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction' and Carell was very impressed with Chalamet's acting talents.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival, Carell said: "I think it was helpful, and it was helpful that we got along and cared about one another. He's a really special young man, he's smart and he's funny and obviously really talented but we connected almost instantly from his first audition and it was nice. I think there was a really nice sense of trust between us."

The 'Big Short' actor confessed that playing "real-life" character Sheff brought with it a set of unique challenges because there is an "obligation to get it right".

He added:" There's a responsibility, I think, when you're playing somebody who is a real person and trying to do justice to a story, it's a very intimate story and I think Timothee and I both felt an obligation to get it as right as we could."

Timothee – who portrays drug addict Nic Sheff – previously revealed that he felt "protected" by Carell because he felt like he already knew him from being a fan of his films over the years.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "I've been watching Steve for seven years on TV. I had to audition a couple times for this, and the last time I went in was with Steve. Obviously I play his son in this film, but immediately I felt like I was in the protection of a paternal figure."

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