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Troye Sivan wishes he'd played Timothée Chalamet's character in 'Call Me By Your Name'

The 'My My My!' singer says Elio Perlman the first film character he can "100 per cent relate to."

2018-02-25

Troye Sivan might be set to return to the big screen later this year in upcoming coming-of-age drama Boy, Erased, but there's another high-profile queer role the young actor, singer and YouTube star wishes he'd played.

Speaking to PopCrush, the 22-year-old pop star revealed that he'd have loved to have tackled the role of Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino's Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name.

Asked what roles he'd seen recently that he wished he could play, the 'My My My!' singer replied: "I think that it 100 percent was made for Timothée Chalamet, but I would have at least auditioned for Call Me by Your Name.

"That would've been fun to have a go at that. It was such a beautiful book and movie."

Troye, who made his movie debut aged just 13 in 2009's  X-Men Origins: Wolverine, went on: "I really feel like that was the first time, pretty much ever, that I've looked at a character and been like, 'I 100 per cent relate to that person'.

"Like every single thing, even down to his body type and the way that he looks. It's so strange. I look at his body and I'm like, 'That's my body.'"

He added: "Like skinny, small little nipples, pale. Like everything down to the nipples, it's me."

Troye will next be seen on screen alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in Joel Edgerton's upcoming gay drama Boy, Erased, which is set to be released this September.

Based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family, the film tells the story of teenage pastor's son Jared (played by Manchester by the Sea's Lucas Hedges), who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe)e before being forced to undergo gay conversion therapy.

Sivan admits he leapt at the chance to appear in the film after being bowled over by the strength of the writing.

"I read the script and I was just floored. I find scripts kinda hard to read, but I just blasted through it and read it in like an hour or something," he explained.

"And I saw the cast that was attached and saw that Joel Edgerton was directing, and just really, really fell in love and became obsessed with the idea of becoming a part of this project.

"So I did an audition and sent it off, and just kind of hoped for the best."

The 'Wild' singer continued: "I don’t want to give anything away, but he's a very exciting character for me to play. It’s a small role, 100 percent a small role.

"I don't want anyone to think I'm the lead in the movie or anything like that. I'm not.

"But I play one of the boys at the gay conversion therapy camp, and my character kind of becomes a catalyst for change later in the film."