Ansel Elgort of Baby Driver is kind of a dickwad, as evidenced by the many misogynistic and oblivious remarks he has made in the press over the years. So it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that Elgort’s fellow students at the famed LaGuardia High School disliked him more than they did Timothee Chalamet.
“No one disliked Timmy,” Elgort recently told MTV. “Some people disliked me. Everyone loves Timmy.”
And naturally, the remarkably self-aware Elgort is correct. Timothee Chalamet is extremely likeable, and talented, and decidedly unmisogynistic. He also doesn’t act like he attended a hyper-privileged performing arts school that is known for its bumper crop of inherently self-centered showoffs.
Elgort, however, super acts like that. At one point, Billboard decribed him as having the “easy charm of someone who’s used to things working out in his favor,” before reporting on Elgort’s secondary career as a DJ who goes by the name Ansolo. (Get it?)
Chalemet, on the other hand, is shy and unassuming in most of his interviews, and overall just happy to be there. Oh, and he also has an Oscar nomination, which should be considered proof that he’s inherently better than Elgort at, like, everything.
Anyway, this all started because MTV asked Chalamet and Elgort which one of them was more popular in high school, which sounds like the type of thing MTV would ask. Elgort, to his credit, was a gentleman, and instantly said that Timothee was more popular. Then he made a fart noise with his armpit, we’re assuming.
(By the way, LaGuardia High School is the school that Fame is based on, so now we are stuck with the image of Timothee Chalamet jumping onto a lunch table in the middle of the day and singing, “Call me by my name, Fame! I’m gonna live forever …”)