Timothée Chalamet breaks camera on set in NYC

Timothee Chalamet is seen during a take for a commercial called 'Vertigo' on April 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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Steady on Timmy! Timothée Chalamet, the 27-year-old Hollywood heartthrob, made has made the headlines after he was caught colliding with a camera on set while shooting a Chanel Bleu fragrance commercial in New York City. 

The incident, which was captured on video by TikTok user @mickmicknyc, quickly went viral, with fans even speculating about the cause of the collision. To me, it looks like the jib was meant to be propelled backward into a wide shot, but it seems it instead bolted forward into Chalamet - ouch!

In the video, Chalamet can be seen walking out of a building with actress Stephanie Kurtzuba, before the accident occurs. As the two stars make their way toward the camera, Chalamet collides with the camera, causing a piece to break off, resembling half of a matte box.

You can see the full video below that already has over 2.5 million likes, river 10 thousand comments, and has been shared nearly 20 thousand times - so it's safe to say it's gone viral.


Timothée Chalamet just had an accident on his commercial filming set in NYC 😱

♬ original sound - New York Mickey

Despite the unexpected collision, Timothée Chalamet appeared to remain calm and collected, smiling as he picked up the broken piece of the camera. In the video, Kurtzuba can be heard apologizing and rubbing Chalamet's back, leading some viewers to speculate that she may have pushed him - allegedly.  

The incident quickly sparked a frenzy on social media, with fans debating the cause of the collision and expressing their concern for Chalamet's well-being. Some viewers suggested that the camera had "ejected towards him," while others speculated that Kurtzuba may have accidentally bumped into him.

Despite the drama, Chalamet seemed unfazed by the incident, calmly reassuring Kurtzuba that "It's all good." The star's nonchalant response apparently has only added to his mystique and charm, with fans praising him for his composure in the face of unexpected adversity. Chalamet's filmography credits include critically-acclaimed films such Dune, Little Women, The King and The French Dispatch.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.