Back in January, the unthinkable happened. In what resembles the beginning of an awful Christmas joke, Timothée Chalamet joined Kid Cudi, Pete Davidson, and Kanye West for Cudi’s birthday dinner in Malibu.
By now, you will have seen the awkward photos (taken by none other than Kim Kardashian) from the evening, which Chalamet described as “surreal” on last night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “We’re hanging out, and then it feels like there’s an earthquake in the restaurant,” he said. “It was, like, epic. You turn around, and I was like, ‘Holy shit’.” Of course, Chalamet’s first reaction was to run into the bathroom and text his friends in a panic, naturally. The actor says he felt like “too much of a fraud”.
“I went to the bathroom. I sent a text to two friends. I was like, ‘Am I worth…does this make sense?’,” the Little Women actor continued. “They were like, ‘Man, 16-year-old you would slap the shit out of you. You go back to the table’.”
Chalamet did return to dinner, and his parting advice? “Don’t do that,” he jokingly warned. “That’s not a healthy way to deal with it.” Presumably, the interaction was a success, however, as last month, the actor took to stage to perform alongside Kid Cudi ComplexCon in Long Beach, where he recited Common’s intro from Cudi’s 2009 album Man on the Moon: The End of Day.
Does this mark the beginnings of a Chalamet hip hop show? Or perhaps a role in Kanye’s opera? Only time will tell.