“I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life,” Chalamet tells the magazine of his day with Depp. “I was on this boat all day with someone I really loved, and closing my eyes, I was like, indisputably, ‘That was great.’ And then waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob? All pale?"
The images went viral, sparking memes and lots of online commentary. Chalamet was shocked that anyone would have thought the moment was done on purpose.
"And then people are like: This is a P.R. stunt. A P.R. stunt?! Do you think I'd want to look like that in front of all of you?!” the Call Me By Your Name actor exclaims.
"I feel like, even when I was growing up, like, I don't know, there are ways to meet it halfway," he told ET at the time. "And I would way rather [have] these kinds of stresses or anxieties than what am I going to get on my PSAT or SAT or ACT or whatever."