TikTok Star Khaby Lame Wants to Star in Movies


In our Q&A series Last Call, we get down to the bottom of every last thing with some of our favorite celebs — from the last time they were starstruck to the last song they listened to. This week, Khaby Lame takes our call.

At 22, Khaby Lame is a Global sensation. With an audience of more than 152 million followers, Lame is the most-followed TikTok star in the world, but he hasn’t let his rapid climb to success stop him from striving for more. Famous for his silent videos mocking overcomplicated life hacks, Lame broke his silence and spoke with POPSUGAR, answering some of our most pressing questions about who he is off camera and how TikTok fame has inundated his life with unexpected — and unparalleled — opportunities.

“I would like to be a well-rounded actor.”

Most recently, Lame starred alongside Jason Sudeikis, EA sports Twitch streamer Edwin Castro, and other familiar faces in McDonald’s FIFA World Cup “Wanna Go to McDonald’s?” campaign. Not only did Lame get to share his love of Big Macs with the world, but the ad, which gave him a speaking role, was also one of his first ventures into the acting world.

“I would like to be a well-rounded actor,” says Lame, who began his TikTok career after he was laid off from his job as a factory worker in Italy at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’d like to play a role where I can make people laugh.” While Lame loves comedies, he says he would also like to take on more serious roles, similar to what some of his favorite actors have done: Michael B. Jordan, Will Smith, and Omar Sy.

Since rising to TikTok fame, Lame has been honored as a special guest at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, integrated himself into the fashion World by partnering with Hugo Boss, met numerous celebrities, and even spent an entire day with Snoop Dogg. Keep reading to hear more about Lame’s experience with the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper, his current favorite songs and movies, and more.

What was the last movie you watched?

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” I loved being a part of the London premiere, because Black Panther is one of my favorite movie franchises.

What was the last book you read?

My book, “Super Easy”!

What was the last song you listened to?

“Circo Loco” by Drake.

What is the last photo or video on your phone?

Footage from the fireman video I filmed for “Black Panther.”

When was the last time you were starstruck?

When I met Snoop Dogg. I have always listened to his music. We spent a nice day together playing basketball, shooting a video together, eating together — a whole day. The advice that Snoop gave was to always be myself, keep working really hard, and keep trying new things.

What is the last thing you did for self-care?

I showered this morning.

What was the last trip you took?

London to Milan for the “Black Panther” premiere.

What was the last gift you received?

Some T-shirts for Halloween — typical Halloween T-shirts with pumpkins and witches.

Last piece of advice you received that changed your life?

Always be good to other people.

See Lame’s new McDonald’s commercial ahead.

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