By Stacey Leasca
February 06, 2019
Timothee Chalamet
Credit: VALERIE MACON/Getty Images

It turns out stars really are just like us. At least when it comes to travel.

Earlier this week, Twitter user Alankrutha took to social media to share her nearly unbelievable encounter with Oscar-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet. Why was it so unbelievable? Well, according to Alankrutha, Chalamet was snuggled up in economy class like a normal, non-famous person.

“Y’all nbd just sat next to @RealChalamet on a 3 hour flight and we CHATTED FOR AN HOUR NBD I AM SUPER CALM RIGHT NOW AS EVERYONE CAN TELL,” the fan tweeted about the encounter.

According to Alankrutha, she immediately recognized Chalamet but tried to play it cool for his sake. However, about 30 minutes into the flight she had to confirm her suspicions. So, she turned to her seatmate and said, “Hey, you look exactly like Timothee Chalamet” to which he smiled and replied, “I get that a lot.”

Alankrutha let it go, at least for a little while. But, after she enjoyed a sandwich, she finally turned to him and said: “I know you’re Timothee.”

The actor then laughed and confirmed his true identity, according to Alankrutha. With her suspicions confirmed, she began to grill the actor with questions like, “Why are you sitting in economy class (he laughed and said how dare you), have you met Beyoncé (he has not), how is Steve Carrell (he said he’s amazing and offered to FaceTime him!!)”

But, the best part of the journey, Alankrutha said, was just how invested the actor was in learning more about her.

“What shocks me the most is this dude wanted to know about me. He asked me what I do, what project management is about (literally who cares Timothee), where I grew up and PRONOUNCED MY NAME RIGHT,” she tweeted.

She added, “And all his questions were super sincere and genuine and he KEPT high fiving/ friendly nudging and while my heart was exploding, I also spoke to him like I would to a friend only bc he made me feel so comfortable!”

Before the two parted ways, Chalamet offered to take a selfie with his seatmate, which she posted on Twitter:

"Idk how one can be this terrible at taking selfies but look out world here I come," Alankrutha wrote at the end of her Twitter stream. "Anyway idc just look at his face, this experience has been beautiful and he’s a very nice person (and we might be friends but idkkkkk)."