Hollywood newcomer Timothée Chalamet can’t help but get a little starstruck from time to time.
The actor, 22, made an appearance Wednesday’s The Tonight Show, where he talked about his first time attending the Golden Globes on Sunday — and the A-list stars he encountered.
“I look out in the room and it’s all actors and directors I’ve admired for a long time, and then sometimes my mouth is moving, like, ‘Oh…They’re listening to me right now. This is totally surreal. This is so strange,'” he said.
And while Chalamet said it was surreal getting to meet some of his heroes, there was one encounter that really stuck out to the young star.
“We got to talk to Angelina Jolie and talk to Jennifer Aniston right after,” he said. “I was like, ‘Oh my, God! Which side are we on?!’ Look, man—I’m not [normally] hobnobbing with famous people. It’s like, ‘What the f–k is going on right now?'”
Chalamet was nominated for his role in Call Me By Your Name and took his sister as his date to the awards ceremony. The actor lost the award to Gary Oldman, but took the stage when Lady Bird — which he also appeared in — took home the prize for best motion picture, comedy or musical.
Chalamet has been receiving critical praise for his performance as a precocious 17-year-old boy who discovers desire over the course of a fateful summer in Call Me By Your Name, having already taken home the honors at the New York Film Critics and Gotham Awards.
“I’m loving it! Like, I’m loving it!” the actor added. “I feel like I’m living a form of the dream.”
Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird are now in theaters.