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Troye Sivan Wanted to Play Elio in 'Call Me By Your Name'

Troye Sivan
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Troye Sivan arrives at the Secret Genius Awards at Vibiana on Nov. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Australian pop sensation Troye Sivan is no stranger to the big screen. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the Spud trilogy, Sivan got to flex his acting skills, and in 2018, Troye will be appearing in Joel Edgerton’s gay conversion therapy-themed film, Boy Erased.

In a recent interview with Pop Crush, Sivan was asked what part he would’ve loved to have play from a recent film or movie. His answer? Elio, the protagonist of the Oscar-nominated film Call Me By Your Name played by Timothée Chalamet.

“I think that it 100 percent was made for Timothée Chalamet, but I would have at least auditioned for Call Me by Your Name,” he said. “That would've been fun to have a go at that.”

Sivan went on to say that the role was one of the first he ever felt like he could completely relate with. “I really feel like that was the first time, pretty much ever, that I've looked at a character and been like, ‘I 100 percent relate to that person,’” he said. “Like every single thing, even down to his body type and the way that he looks … skinny, small little nipples, pale. Like everything down to the nipples, it's me.”

Troye Sivan’s sophomore album is due out later this year.


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