Timothee Chalamet slam the effects of social media on society.
Academy Award nominations opened Friday at the Venice Film Festival about feeling “intensely judged” for the immense pressure on the platform.
“Being young now, and being young whenever – I can only speak for my generation – must be judged intensely,” he said at a press conference at the Venice Film Festival, according to E! News.
The “Bones and All” actor, who starred in the film set in the 1980s before the rise of social media, said it was a “relief to play a character” that grew long before platforms like Instagram and TikTok existed.
“I can’t imagine what it would be like to grow up without the onslaught of social media,” added the 26-year-old. “And it’s a relief to play a character grappling with an internal dilemma without the ability to go to Reddit or Twitter, Instagram or TikTok and find out where they fit in.”
The New York star went on to claim that social media can cause “society collapse.”
“Without judging that, you can find your tribe there, but I think it’s hard to live now,” Chalamet said. “I think the collapse of society is in the air – or it smells like it – and, without being pretentious, that’s why hopefully movies matter, because that’s the role of the artist … to shine a light on what’s going on.”
In “Bones and All” directed by Luca Guadagino, Chalamet and Taylor Russell describes two cannibalistic lovers who “join together for an odyssey of thousands of miles, which leads them through the back roads, hidden alleys and trapdoors of Ronald Reagan’s America.”
On Friday, the film received almost 10 minutes big applause after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
The upcoming romantic horror film will hit theaters on November 23.