Charlie Plummer for Issue 13

13 November 2017

Photographer HANNAH SIDER
Fashion VON FORD

“That speaks volumes for this generation - the potential that technology gives us to be able to make these connections and get a better understanding of the globe and being a global citizen.”

I write this intro to Charlie Plummer's feature in our Autumn Winter ’17 issue ’Tales of a new generation’, shortly after I’ve been to see ‘Lean on Pete’, his latest film, at the London Film Festival. I cried. But the good kind of tears, when you’ve just been taken through an emotional journey, made connections to your own life and feel so invested in the character that only tears can release it. Charlie was breathtaking in his role in this film written and directed by Andrew Haigh, and he definitely earned the award for 'best newcomer' at the Venice Film Festival for his role as Charley. Later this year, he will appear in Ridley Scott's kidnap thriller ‘All the Money in the World’, where he plays real life kidnap victim John Paul Getty III alongside Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

We brought in photographer Hannah Sider capture Charlie in his home town of New York, and Von Ford added the accompanying fashion. It’s exciting when a new actor comes along with such a rare gift, and it’s not surprising that he’s been labelled ‘the new Leonardo DiCaprio’ quite a few times. Charlie himself is all chill though, and my chat with him brings me closer to understanding his world and ways. With his head firmly planted in the clouds, it’s great to be Charlie. He talks about what spirituality means to him, his love of long hair, being in touch with your emotions and what it’s like growing up within Generation Z. Charlie is very much a dreamer, and by the end of our chat I wish I was in the same world as he is - it sounds like a wonderful place.

“My parents started practising Buddhism before I was born, so I’ve always grown up in this environment. It’s all about what makes you happy and how can you make yourself happy - because at the end of the day I’m the only one who can make myself happy. I think there are people in my life who bring me happiness - immense happiness, but it’s up to me if I can make myself happy. “

To experience the full feature, beyond the few teasers here, please get a copy of our new Autumn Winter ’17 print issue ‘Tales of a new Generation’, which is now available to buy in stores or via our website.

Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View The pink is a cacophony against the emptiness - a melody line paced in a second-hand birthday suit, easily hemmed... View And we are wild to make it stop: stuck in an empty booth, bold colours warming us up, no microphones... View He is light as a feather. Leather weighs heavy on him, adds ballast to his reality, suddenly makes it terrifying... View In the safety of a white suit, he blows himself about the empty space, spinning between instruments like a bird... View Like a hawk or an old hero, staring down the back of his future’s head, this boy takes to empty... View If change doesn’t arrive obediently, it will be chased down and hunted by the hungry. Peace is not prop for... View Falling apart at the seams and dripping onto the carpet of grass beneath bruised feet as the race for the... View Forget figuring out the bus routes, forge new passports with model mugshots and sprint for the border closing in around... View The traffic is stalled in the streets, halted by a punishing red light at every crossroads in every direction. City... View Tommy traces graffiti scrawled along paint, cement, and brick swirling in patterns denoting names and connoting beliefs while stylist Kayleigh... View Quitting a town named Stagnation in favour of an unfamiliar map revealing the temptation of breaking out into the unknown... View Rendezvous at the confidential hotspot for meaningful action. Setting the wheels in motion for an alternative living and imposing a... View Pushing through the crowd and negotiating the battlefield of elbows and toes, the commotion expands to a deafening silence. Chants... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Standstill’ featuring Tommy Harragan at IMG models. Photographer Amber Grace Dixon captures Tommy’s standout... View A Renaissance man in every sense, @kalamaepstein writes/directs as well as acts and has a couple of shorts currently in... View View @kalamaepstein is photographed around Venice Beach, California - incidentally the location for one of his earliest projects, the short film... View View View Like a moth to a flame, some souls are drawn towards the light. Others seek solace dancing amongst the shadows...