Kid Cudi once gave Timothée Chalamet some advice, and it’s pretty good stuff

When the Call Me By Your Name star was facing a career low, the Man on the Moon picked him up.

Kid Cudi once gave Timothée Chalamet some advice, and it’s pretty good stuff (Left) Timothee Chalamet attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon. February 5, 2018. (Right) Kid Cudi at Coachella. April 12, 2014 in Indio, California.   Left photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Right photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Timothée Chalamet is riding high with a Best Actor nomination for Call Me by Your Name at the 2018 Academy Awards, but as he described in his new GQ cover story, his career wasn't always a sure thing. When auditions weren't leading to roles and Chalamet felt "the walls were closing in," he got a pep talk from Kid Cudi, one of his musical heroes.

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Chalamet and Cudi met backstage at a concert in Montreal and talked for hours, GQ writes. "Cudi described his own lows and the single-minded determination that forced him to double down on his efforts to perform his way out of trouble." Cudi's advice, which Chalamet ran home to write down, ended with this "takeaway:" "Are you, Timothée, the sort of person who can't possibly live any other way? 'Fuck yeah.'"

Chalamet has a record of stanning for iconclastic musicians. He was knighted by Lil B when the rapper gave at a talk at NYU in 2012, thanked Cardi B after winning an award, and interviewed Frank Ocean for VMan after declaring himself Ocean's "biggest fan in the world."

Read GQ's full cover story on Timothée Chalamet here via Pitchfork.

Kid Cudi once gave Timothée Chalamet some advice, and it’s pretty good stuff