A rising figure in cinema. In 2017, Esther Garrel starred in Call Me By Your Name directed by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino. Adapted from the book by André Aciman, this film revealed the young actress alongside Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, forming a love triangle that set the hearts of millions of fans on fire around the world.
Originally, the actress Esther Garrel did not know the work of the writer André Aciman. “I didn’t even know it was an adaptation,” she admitted in an interview for Les Inrockuptibles published in 2018. The opportunity for the Frenchwoman to reveal how she was approached to play Marzia, Elio’s girlfriend played by the Franco-British actor.
“Luca Guadagnino called me one day to tell me that he would be in Paris for the promotion of A Bigger Splash. He wanted me to see his film and especially read the script of another that he had the project to realize. It was his casting director Stella Savino who told him about me. I loved the script“, she told our colleagues. Thanks to their meeting, Esther Garrel shone on the screen alongside her partner Timothée Chalamet.
Invited for the promotion of the film in Daily, the ex-companion of Lily-Rose Depp admitted to having established a certain complicity with the French actors in the casting of the film. “Especially with Esther, it was a great joy”, he confided, dropping a joke about his sister Pauline Chalamet who would have had a crush on someone close to Esther Garrel in her youth. “The Zac Efron for my sister was Louis Garrel”.
Coming from a famous family of artists, Esther Garrel is the little sister of the famous actor who is none other than the husband of Laetitia Casta. The two actors are the children of director Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte, as well as the grandchildren of actor Maurice Garrel. Here are pictures of their family album through our slideshow.