Timothée Chalamet Hopes His ‘Wonka’ Performance Will Be Like ‘Piece of Chocolate’ for 'Uncynical Young Audience'

Timothée Chalamet is looking forward to having an "uncynical young audience" for the long-awaited prequel.

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Timothée Chalamet is looking forward to “an uncynical young audience” being awarded the opportunity to see his take on the beloved character of Willy Wonka later this year.

Speaking with Chioma Nnadi for Vogue earlier this week, the consistently great actor briefly reflected on his initial attraction to Wonka, which is directed by Paul King and serves as a prequel to the main Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story known by millions. As Chalamet explained, this story is unlike anything else in his filmography thus far. And not only that, but it’s also a uniquely positive story in these constantly trying times.

“To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy,” he told the publication in a piece published on Monday. “That's why I was drawn to it. In a time and climate of intense political rhetoric, when there’s so much bad news all the time, this is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate.”

2023 has been, and will continue to be, a rewarding year for Chalamet fans. Wonka is set to hit theaters on Dec. 15, preceded by a little over a month with the rollout of Dune: Part Two from director Denis Villeneuve.

But that's not all. Chalamet recently shared some Mario Sorrento-captured Chanel shots to his Instagram, including one which spurred a comment from his Dune: Part Two collaborator Florence Pugh, who said he had a “very boopable nose.”

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