Yes, millennial Golden Globe nominees Ansel Elgort and Timothée Chalamet actually went to high school together — but they apparently have very different recollections of the experience.
MTV News’ Josh Horowitz caught up with the two rising stars on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday and asked each who was more popular in the halls of New York City’s LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (the school made famous in the movie and TV series “Fame”).
Surprisingly, each pointed the finger at the other.
“Ansel had a calendar with him in it — are you kidding me?” said Chalamet, LaGuardia class of 2013 and the breakout star of the indie “Call Me by Your Name.” (On Sunday, he lost the Best Actor – Drama prize to “Darkest Hour” veteran Gary Oldman.)
“I auditioned for ‘Guys and Dolls,’ I auditioned for ‘Hairspray’ — these were musicals we were doing,” Chalamet continued. “He was the lead, I didn’t get into them.”
Chalamet said that as a result he was forced to perform in the school talent shows instead of the official musicals — which is why there are YouTube videos of him rapping about such go-to hip-hop subjects as statistics class.
“Timothée was so popular,” countered Elgort, LaGuardia class of 2012 and a nominee for “Baby Driver.” (He lost the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy prize to James Franco for “The Disaster Artist.”)
“Nobody disliked Timmy,” Elgort said. “Some people disliked me — it’s true.”
Watch the video above.