Khaby Lame is at the Venice Film Festival (and could soon star in a movie)

Khaby Lame is at the Venice Film Festival (and could soon star in a movie)
Khaby Lame is at the Venice Film Festival (and could soon star in a movie)

Venice Film Festival 2021

The most famous Italian tiktoker in the world is participating in the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Lame was chosen by Pietro Valsecchi (Italian producer also known for having found Checco Zalone) to shoot a film. The influencer’s desire has always been to be an actor. “Sooner or later you’ll see me in a movie with Will Smith. It’s my dream ”, he assured.

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Venice Film Festival 2021

Little is missing. Another two weeks e Khaby Lame will become (perhaps) the most followed tiktoker in the world. An important news for the 21-year-old of Senegalese origin living in Chivasso, in the province of Turin. But these days, theinfluence who has built his own success by making fun of the videos scattered around the web – too often guilty of complicating what should be simplified -, is grappling with a new experience – real it should be said – and that until recently would have could only dream. Among the many guests, this year the red carpet of the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival it can also count on its presence. It didn’t take much for the “internet man” to steal the show from the other characters who have been parading along the most famous red carpet in Italy since 1 September.

What is he doing there?

These days, there are many stories posted on his Instagram profile. They portray him happy and incredulous, dazzled by the photographers’ flashes. This excessive attention did not frighten him, so much so that he committed himself to do nice faces, light years away from the cast aplomb of the stars. The boy also got to be at the helm of a boat, intent on plowing the waters of the lagoon. An unusual activity for someone who, before landing on TikTok, was experiencing the job insecurity of his peers. There was no lack of videos and photos with leading figures: among all, Madalina Ghenea and Salvatore Esposito, alias Genny Savastano.

Although it is difficult to think, the Venice Film Festival is an opportunity that could hold great opportunities and fame even for a guy with 120 million followers. Apparently, Lame was chosen by Pietro Valsecchi (Italian manufacturer also known for having tracked down Checco Zalone) per make a movie – but relative to when everything is still shrouded in mystery. Yesterday, 5 September, the tiktoker took part in the presentation of theiTalent Factory, the first online film academy conceived by Valsecchi. It seems that the creator of the videos with subtle and edgy irony wants to be an actor. Reached by the microphones of Corriere.it, he declared that since he was a child he has always wanted to be an actor. “Sooner or later you will see me in a movie with Will Smith. Is my dream“, he assured. A goal (presumably) reachable for those who move the masses with a simple gesture of the hands, which has now become iconic.

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