Sources report that Timothee Chalamet is taking on a new role of mysterious cigarette boy in recently released coming-of-age film “The Winds Over Mary’s House.”
“I feel like this role really challenged me as an actor, pushing me to dig deeply into a whole new side of myself,” shared Chalamet, who portrays Spike, Mary’s angsty, Marlboro-smoking crush. “Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name had their place, but my performance in this film felt completely new, and I’m so excited to see how fans respond to Spike.”
“I just think, as an actor, I’m ever-changing, you know?,” continued Chalamet, as Spike lit his sixteenth cigarette of the film while stargazing in the bed of a pickup truck with his young lover. “Nobody has ever seen me act like this before.”
“Playing Spike was so unexpected, so shocking, so uncomfortable at times, and just such a transformative experience,” said Chalamet, while Spike recited a melodramatic love poem between puffs of his cigarette. “I really think I might’ve redefined the coming-of-age genre with this one.”
At press time, Maya Hawke was challenging herself with the role of a quirky queer teen in an upcoming Netflix Original.