Pauline Chalamet was cast in a lead role on HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls 

By Benjamin VanHoose
October 15, 2020 09:57 AM
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Timothée Chalamet and Pauline Chalamet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball in March 2018.
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Timothée Chalamet's older sister Pauline Chalamet just scored a major TV role.

On Wednesday, Deadline reported that Pauline was cast in Mindy Kaling's upcoming HBO Max comedy series, The Sex Lives of College Girls, playing a student at the New England Essex College. Amrit Kaur, Renée Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott and Pauline will play college roommates on the show.

Pauline, 28, will star as Kimberly in the new series, who enters college as the valedictorian of her small Arizona high school. The actress most recently appeared in the Pete Davidson comedy movie The King of Staten Island.

Timothée, 24, celebrated his sister's casting after the news broke, sharing a screenshot of the Deadline article on his Instagram Story, tagging Pauline and adding a series of applauding emojis: "👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉"

On Twitter, Kaling, 41, shared the announcement as well, writing that she is "so excited about this one."

"Can't wait to show off these talented young women in The Sex Lives of College Girls. ❤️," she added.

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Timothée also celebrated his own major casting news yesterday. Netflix, on Wednesday, revealed the A-list cast for its upcoming comedy from director Adam McKay, Don't Look Up, with Timothée set to share the screen with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprioAriana GrandeMeryl StreepJonah Hill and Jennifer Lawrence.

The streaming service confirmed the news by sharing a tweet with photos of the star-studded lineup, which also includes Cate BlanchettKid CudiMatthew Perry, Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel and Tomer Sisley.

"The cast of Adam McKay's DON'T LOOK UP is absolutely iconic," Netflix wrote.

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Don't Look Up follows the story of two subordinate astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn the whole world of impending destruction from an asteroid headed Earth's way, according to Variety.

McKay, 52, previously directed Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step BrothersThe writer also worked on more dramatic fare including 2018’s Vice and 2015’s The Big Short, for which he won the best adapted screenplay Oscar in 2016.