All Hail Our King, Timothée Chalamet.

Moments before Timothée came over to us.

Waiting Game.

5:30am on a Thursday morning is not how the typical day begins, but this was not a typical day.

It was a day that teenage girls had waited on for months, since the star had been announced in mid-August.

There were hundreds of rushing girls heading to Leicester Square to claim their space in the queue to wait for the chance to meet the teen heart throb; Timothée Chalamet.

The 23-year-old actor came to fame in early 2017 when the independent film; Call Me By Your Name captured the heart of many young girls as it travels back to the 1980s in Northern Italian.

All Hail The King.

The indie film shows a young gay couple who fight to hide their love for one another until it is too hard to resist.

Teenagers on Twitter took a certain love for the film and helped to boost Timothée to stardom.

Waiting around in Leicester Square for a glimpse of the young man was a tiring day to say the least, being sat in a numbered queue from 6am until 4pm until the red carpet was finally open for business.

The premiere was in celebration of the 2019 London Film Festival and the UK premiere for the Netflix film, The King.

After securing barrier at the red carpet the waiting game continued and a couple of card games later and the star of the show arrived.

But it was far from over yet…

The Star of the Show.

Moments before Timothée came over to us.

Finally it was 5:45pm and Timothée had arrived, flashes started appearing from the start of the carpet and glimmers of black sequins could be seen through the busy strip of red.

The star wore a limited edition Louis Vuitton Swarovski sequined hoodie to the carpet, captivating the eye of everybody there.

A member of security mumbled to his colleague “yeah that jacket is insane”, and the climax was brewing as our eyes were on the young actor.


He walked the carpet and greeted everybody in sight with a smile and the occasional peace sign.

We watched from afar and patiently stood to the side allowing everybody to have their special moment with him.


Finally the moment I had waited for.

The moment I had waited all day for.

“Hello, do you want me to sign it?” he asked pointing towards my magazine, is how I am greeted by the young actor.

There was a moment of pure shock whilst he signed the I-D Magazine that he featured on in 2018. 

He signed the magazine and took my phone to take a picture so I could remember the moment.

In a rush of adrenaline I asked the star if he would be seeing Harry Styles after being interviewed by him for the magazine… which he said he will be keeping an eye out for him and joked that he should have brought him as a plus one.

After thanking Timothée for his time he gracefully waltzed away and promised that he would be back.

Soon later, Lily-Rose Depp walks past in a stunning Chanel gown which was seen on the catwalk for the AW19 collection.

Lily-Rose Depp stopping for fans.

The model greeted everybody with a smile and offered out hugs to her fans whilst taking photographs for their memories.

Next, was Tom Glynn-Carney who has previously featured in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film, Dunkirk.

I said his name and he walked straight over to me, ignoring his publicist who has different intentions for him.

“Well hello, you look freezing!” He stated as he hugged me to warm me up.

I spoke to him about how I loved him in Dunkirk and that I wrote my EPQ essay on him which amused him and caused him to ask what I am up to since leaving college.

The young actor wished me luck and gave me another hug before his publicist rushed him on again, which he apologised for.


Timothée was nice enough to sign a magazine and gift us tickets to the screening.

An outburst of screams interrupted our conversation and we were shocked when we looked up to see Chalamet marching over to us, committing to his promise of returning.

“So do you have tickets for the film premiere?” he asked me with the most intense eye contact I have ever held.

Flustered, I tell him that I couldn’t manage to get one for myself but I got one for my friend instead.

“Well, I have a surprise for you…” he stated as he reached into his pocket and tugged out three tickets for me and my friends.

“I have three spare tickets for you and your friends, you need to go there now as we’re already late. I’ll see you in 15 minutes.”

And with that the star turned around to greet the rest of the fans there to see him, ensuring that everybody was happy.


The main event.

Leicester Square IMAX lit up in celebration.

Timothée’s security guard told us where to go and to take a seat in the Odeon Luxe Theatre in Leicester Square, a place that I never thought I would see.

We had just taken our seats when the lights dimmed and the cast entered the theatre. 

Timothée looked directly over to us, almost as if he had been checking if we made it.

He stood on the stage and thanked everybody for going to see the film and spoke about how nervous he was to play the King of England as he is an American man.

As the stars were leaving through the stage exit, he turned to us and mouthed a quick ‘thank you’ for supporting him and told us to enjoy the film.

The verdict.

After the craziest day of my life, I was sat in a movie premiere surrounded by the cast and crew of a brand new Netflix film. 

I don’t think I will ever believe that it was a real experience and I will forever be thankful for the ticket to see the film before it had even been released.

The cast and crew smashed the film and it is now up there in my ranks of historical dramas, shortly followed by Mary Queen of Scots.

The film follows King Henry V and his deadly journey to the throne and the treacherous realities of battle in 1413.

The blockbuster premiered at the annual London Film Festival in Leicester Square on the 3rd of October this year.

Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp and Tom Glynne Carney star in the new Netflix film, The King and is available now.

By Morgan Fotheringham.


About the Author

Morgan Fotheringham
Student journalist as London South Bank University.