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The one scene in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar that left 'Wonka' star Timothée Chalamet "crushed"

Timothée Chalamet, of course, plays Young Tom Cooper in 'Interstellar', which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and others

The one scene in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar that left 'Wonka' star Timothée Chalamet "crushed"
Timothee Chalamet in 'Interstellar'

Last Updated: 04.33 PM, Dec 04, 2023


Timothée Chalamet might be only 27 years old but he has already been part of five films that have been nominated for 'Best Picture' at the Oscars. His career, of course, took off in 2014 with Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children but the actor made his first strong impression as Young Tom Cooper in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar', which was only his second acting credit. 

One might find it to be a shocker that 'Interstellar' was never nominated for 'Best Picture' by the Academy but the film will potentially remain in the annals of cinematic history as a one-of-a-kind science-fiction epic. Timothée Chalamet plays the role of Matthew McConaughey's son in the film and although his role isn't prominent in terms of length, he still manages to make heads turn with his impressive performance and screen presence. 

However, Chalamet himself wasn't too pleased with the final cut of Interstellar and has even admitted that he was "crushed", as it were, after watching the film for the first time at a screening.

"That ('Interstellar') is my favourite Christopher Nolan movie, not because I am biased to be in it. There's one page in particular with a monologue - it was mine - and it was Matthew McConaughey's best acting in the movies, (with) tears rolling down his face. So, the whole scene was played on him - obviously, as it should - but at the time, I was really crushed," said the 'Wonka' actor recently while on The Graham Norton Show.

The scene in 'Interstellar' that Timothée Chalamet is referring to is the now-iconic "videotape" sequence wherein McConaughey's character Joseph Cooper watches videos of his children who are left behind on Earth. Chris Nolan has himself termed that particular scene as the "North Star" of 'Interstellar', mainly because of the emotional depth it carries and also the rawness that McConaughey brought to his performance in that particular moment. 


For Timothée Chalamet, though, the fact that his part was edited out might have seemed like a harsh call but the actor in him has surely grown leaps and bounds since then to realize that the "right" edit call had to be taken.

Chalamet, regardless, is now a bona fide leading man and will next be seen in Paul King's pre-Christmas celebration 'Wonka'. Out in theatres on December 8, 'Wonka' comes almost in the form of an origin story with the story tracing the journey of the very young and cheery Willy Wonka making his mark in the world as a chocolatier. Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Calah Lane, Sally Hawkins, Paterson Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas and several others, too, are part of the cast of 'Wonka'.

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