Chalamet is having a moment. Between his Oscar love for Call Me By Your Name and his terrifyingly on-point portrayal of a young douchebag in Lady Bird, he's already been called a "young Leonardo DiCaprio," "young Christian Bale," and "young Daniel Day-Lewis." But this marks the first time anyone has called him a "young Snoke."
The massive wave of attention does not seem to phase Chalamet. When asked by GQ if he could enjoy the pleasure of being adored by millions while knowing it could all go away in a heartbeat, the actor gave a gun-ho, "Fuck yeah!"
"While it's going on, I'm going to enjoy every second of this -- it sounds cheesy, but I think of myself as an actor third, an artist second, and a fan first," he said. "But I have genuine fear of having the inability to replicate this moment again."
Like so many heartthrobs, internet chatter is swirling over what Chalamet will do next. Already on the slate are Beautiful Boy, a drug addiction drama based on the memoir by David Sheff; co-starring alongside Selena Gomez in Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York (which, after sparking controversy, convinced Chalamet to donate his entire salary to Time's Up initiative); and a role as Henry V in the upcoming Netflix original movie, The King.
But this is Hollywood, and after losing out to Tom Holland for the role of Peter Parker in Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, it seems only logical that Chalamet would find a blockbuster worthy of his talent. Enter: Supreme Leader Snoke.
In anticipation of The Last Jedi's home-video premiere in March, legendary special-effects company Industrial Light & Magic released a exemplary look at the making-of the fully CGI villain, brought to life using performance-capture technology by actor Andy Serkis. The modeling and detailing that went in to animating the wicked Force-wielder is, simply put, stunning. There was also a bonus: The video gave fans their first crystal clear look at Snoke, and the revelations came flooding in.