American actor Timothee Chalamet visited the Busan International Film Festival Tuesday, which included a packed press conference at Shinsegae Department Store’s Culture Hall before greeting the fans at an 8 p.m. red carpet event at BIFF Theater.
The 23-year-old star is visiting the festival this year as part of the Gala presentation for Netflix’s newest acclaimed film The King directed by David Michôd.
Chalamet was accompanied by director David Michod, actor Joel Edgerton, and producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
The King tells the story of a wayward prince named Hal, who is the reluctant heir to the English throne, and has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people.
“I’m so grateful to be here, I’ve been wanting to come here for many years,” he said. “I feel like I’m on a wild ride and I’m happy to be here.”
Chalamet talked about how his love of Shakespeare and growing up in drama school in New York, praising his teachers who instilled in him to “choose the roles that are daunting.”
He also drew special praise from co-actor Joel Edgerton which drew a hug from the actor to the amusement of the press.
Chalamet is an American actor who starred in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name (2017). For this performance, he received Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award nominations.
That same year, he was seen in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird (2018), which won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and in Scott Cooper’s Hostiles. Before that, he appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014) and starred in Julia Hart’s Miss Stevens (2016).
Chalamet was most recently seen in Felix Van Groeningen’s film Beautiful Boy which was released in the fall of 2018.