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Indulging in Chocolate Delights: Inside the Making of ‘Wonka’ with Timothée Chalamet

Behind The Scenes Of 'Wonka' By Paul King

This Warner Bros. prequel ‘Wonka’ takes us back in time to discover the early days of Willy Wonka, the beloved character. The film brings to life the magical and exciting story inspired by Roald Dahl’s timeless tale. The cast and crew of this upcoming film ‘Wonka’ starring the talented Timothée Chalamet, experienced a sweet delight on set with a steady supply of chocolate.

Director Paul King Shares Chocolate Extravaganza on the Set of ‘Wonka’

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Director Paul King shared in an interview the indulgence of chocolate on the set of ‘Wonka.’ He humorously mentioned his desire to shed the 50 pounds gained during production before the movie’s December release.

In one scene, a massive tub of warm chocolate was prepared for Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka and Calah Lane’s character Noodle to immerse themselves in, adding to the chocolate-filled atmosphere on set.


“We had this incredible chocolatier. She made these incredible concoctions, and we would taste them.”

Paul King

Timothée Chalamet Lands ‘Wonka’ Role Without Audition

Director Paul King shared in an interview with Rolling Stone that Timothée Chalamet was offered the role of Wonka without the need for an audition. King explained that he had Chalamet in mind from the start, considering him the perfect fit for the character.

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Despite not having to audition, Chalamet’s musical abilities were assessed to ensure his suitability for the role. King was impressed by Chalamet’s talent and was particularly struck by his high school musical performances, which showcased his singing and dancing skills.