In a recent conversation with Variety, actress-director Zoe Lister-Jones spoke at length about her latest film, How It Ends. Zoe’s love and admiration for Timothee Chalamet also came up for discussion, and many interesting revelations were made.
Zoe, who directed as well as stars in How It Ends, was joined by co-director Daryl Wein and actress Cailee Spaeny as they discussed the making of the film.
The apocalyptic comedy follows a woman’s journey through Los Angeles as she tries to make it to one last party before the world comes to an end. It also stars Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Helen Hunt, Lamorne Morris, among others.
The film was shot during the pandemic. In fact, it was the pandemic that inspired the filmmakers to explore the theme of “inner child work”, which the film heavily draws upon.
“It definitely felt like the world was maybe going to be over,” Wein said as he spoke about how the pandemic influenced the film. “We were faced with so much uncertainty … we tried to face those fears head-on and that turned into this dialogue between Zoe and I about wanting to channel all those emotions into our art … while it’s not about the pandemic, there’s some crossover in terms of the feeling you have when you’re alone.”
At this point, heartthrob Timothee Chalamet slid into the conversation. Here’s what Jones said about him.
Zoe Lister-Jones could not stop gushing about her “muse” Timothee Chalamet
After Wein called her the “resident expert” for Timothee Chalamet, Jones revealed that the Dune actor is her muse, even though the two have never worked together.
“Second to Cailee Spaeny, Chalamet is my muse, though I’ve never worked with him,” she laughed.
“He’s my muse in his absence. For me personally, in ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ I found his character — and then the phenomenon of him becoming a s– symbol — so exciting just in terms of a new generation of man that was s——- fluid, that was embracing his divine feminine.”
Chalamet’s amazing red carpet choices are also one reason why Jones absolutely adores him, as she revealed. “Also in what he wears on the red carpet. He seems like a cool New York dude,” she said.
Zoe totally rounded up the pulse of the planet with this!