As early voting rolls out across the United States, people are showing up in record numbers to cast their vote in one of the most important elections of all time. Joining the queue of thousands was none other than Call Me By Your Name star, Timothée Chalamet, who shared his voting experience in New York City on a livestream with his friend, and former co-star, Selena Gomez.
“Right now, I'm literally voting at my early voting station in New York at Madison Square Garden, which feels particularly metaphorical because I've seen many great things happen here. So I'm hoping another great thing happens today,” shared Chalamet during the live chat.
The actor went on to share footage of the long line of people – his "line buddies" as he affectionately refers to them – who were also waiting to cast their vote, telling Selena, "It's really moving to see this many people show up. It feels like people are motivated."
"Everyone's telling young people to vote, but it feels kind of condescending, 'Duh, we're gonna vote. Duh," he continued.
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The pair also discussed the topical issue of the delegitimisation of postal voting, to which Chalamet responded, "All that mail voting, they delegitimise it, or they tried to delegitimise it, so that's why I wanted to go in person. I just want to, like, see it done."
Chalamet took a moment during the livestream to praise Gomez for her own efforts in raising awareness and encouraging voter-turnout this election. The singer-songwriter has been extremely vocal leading up to the November 3 date, using her platform to breakdown and discuss the importance and intricacies of participating in the election. She even shared her own 'I voted' selfie to Instagram a few days ago.
“I'm really proud of you,” the Little Women star told the singer. “You've been all over this stuff and I know it's making a difference. I feel like you're really on the curve…and it's really important. I'm inspired.”
“Selena for President, 2024."