'Wonka' director on How many sweets were eaten on set, creating a huge tub of chocolate for Timothée Chalamet

‘Wonka’ director on How many sweets were eaten on set, creating a huge tub of chocolate for Timothée Chalamet

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THE Wonka cast and crew had a constant supply of chocolate on the set of the upcoming Warner Bros. prequel starring Timothée Chalamet.

In an interview with People magazine, director Paul King discussed the “big deal” of chocolate that was consumed on set, joking that he was one of the taste testers and hopes to shed some of the 50 pounds he gained during production before the film’s release in December.

“We had this amazing chocolatier”, he told the publication. “She made these amazing concoctions and we were going to taste them.”

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THE Paddington helmer noted that the sweets tasted even better than necessary. “Obviously, actors are good at pretending,” she added, “but the miracle was that they tasted just as good as they looked.”

The chocolatier, who King didn’t name, also helped the cast and crew with a particular scene involving Chalamet’s Willy Wonka and his friend Noodle, played by Calah Lane, in a huge tub of chocolate.

“We actually made a huge tub of hot cocoa, not boiling, just warm hot chocolate to dip into,” King said. “So there was a lot of chocolate around.”

In a conversation with Rolling stone the one released earlier in the week, the director also explained Chalamet was his only choice to play Wonka. THE Dune the actor didn’t even have to audition for the role. King just wanted to make sure the star of him could handle the musical aspects.

“It was a direct offer because he’s amazing, and he was the only person in my mind who could do it,” the director told the magazine. “But because he’s Timothée Chalamet and his life is so absurd, his high school music performances are on YouTube and have hundreds of thousands of views. So I knew from Timmy Chalamet’s position that he could sing and dance really well.

While being fairly certain that the Call me by your name star could do it, he admitted that he is still in awe of the actor’s talent.

“When I spoke to him he was quite enthusiastic,” King said. “He had done tap dancing in high school, and he was like, ‘I’d like to show people I can do it.'”