Timothée Chalamet, the hero of the movie Dune, revealed on the press tour for the film that he had his own YouTube channel dedicated to bespoke Xbox 360 controllers.
In a new interview with YouTuber Nate Hill, the actor, who plays Paul Atreides in the film, and his co-star Zendaya, who plays Chani, discussed their experiences with video games. Chalamet mentioned that he was “hooked” on Luigi’s Mansion and Super Smash Bros as a kid, and that he enjoyed playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Chalamet said during the conversation that his fans discovered his former YouTube account, “moddedcontroller360,” and went on to disclose that the mystery person behind the camera was indeed him.
“I used to paint my controllers, I did three, and I spray painted them […] I would open them up and paint them,” Chalamet said. “I would charge people $10.”
The Dune star claimed that spray painting his Xbox 360 controllers and selling them earned him “$30,” and that it took him “five hours” to paint one.
In conjunction with the debut of the new film, Fortnite recently released new Dune-inspired character skins to the game, which Nate Hill also disclosed to the co-stars during the interview, much to their surprise.
Chalamet also joked with the film’s composer, Hans Zimmer, about how he was never “that good” at Fortnite, stating that the “building” was “tough for me,” before playfully asking if “we can do a Travis Scott concert except Dune.”