Timothee Chalamet sent a message of support to fans on Twitter after discovering coronavirus had struck the Italian city of Crema where he filmed 2017 movie Call Me By Your Name.
The 24-year-old actor cemented his position in Hollywood with his portrayal of Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama, alongside Armie Hammer, and as the world goes into lockdown amid the spread of COVID-19, the star shared a reflective post online.
“I’m thinking of EVERYONE in hotspots right now, young and old, but CREMA – my heart is with you, I can’t believe this is happening,” he penned. “Heartbroken at these stories I‘m reading, in locations I know!! Please try to stay safe.”
More than 365 people in Italy lost their lives in a 24-hour period over the weekend, with the country’s death toll currently sitting at more than 2,500. Italian officials have banned all public gatherings and quarantined the entire population in an effort to halt the spread of the virus.
As health officials urge people to stay indoors and practice social distancing, production has halted on several movie projects, with Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World: Dominion and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman among the blockbuster flicks affected by the shutdown.
Globally, more than 198,900 cases of coronavirus have been registered, resulting in a death toll of over 7,900 since the outbreak began in December (2019).