‘Wonka’ is dedicated to bringing light to a world in desperate need

Timothée Chalamet talks about his joyous role in ‘Wonka’

Timothée Chalamet is enthusiastic about being part of the upcoming movie “Wonka.” He plays the iconic character of Willy Wonka in the film. Despite the singing and dancing challenges that came with the role, Chalamet is most proud of being part of “a joyous movie, that is about bringing a light into a world that is in desperate need of it.”

“Wonka,” a prequel to the 2005 hit “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” tells the story of Willy Wonka’s younger days as he starts out as a chocolate-maker. The film is an intoxicating mix of magic, music, mayhem, and emotion, and is based on the beloved character created by Roald Dahl. It is written and directed by Paul King and produced by David Heyman.

To prepare for the role, Chalamet underwent extensive singing and vocal training, as well as dance training. He describes it as the most physically challenging project he has ever worked on.

Chalamet spoke highly of his co-star Calah Lane and the positive energy that the presence of children brought to the set. “The days when we had a lot of kids around, it brought a sincerity, an earnestness, and a joy to the set,” he said.

“Wonka” is set to open in Philippine cinemas on December 6, one week ahead of its release in the U.S.

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