With leading turns in Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal coming-of-age story “Bones and All” and Denis Villeneuve’s fantasy epic “Dune: Part Two,” Timothée Chalamet is wearing many hats.
Next December, he will literally wear a top hat in Paul King’s movie musical “Wonka,” an origin story about Roald Dahl’s sugary anti-hero. While details about the pic are limited, paparazzi photos leaked from the set ignited a social media frenzy, as fans were quick to turn Chalamet’s Wonka into a meme. (In a viral tweet, Ben Schwartz wrote, “In this one, Wonka fucks.”)
In an interview with British Vogue, Chalamet teased the upcoming movie and reacted to the internet jokes. “You know what’s really funny about that is it’s so misleading. The movie is so sincere, it’s so joyous,” he said, adding that he has seven musical numbers.
Chalamet also noted that shooting the movie helped him escape: “I hate to say it, but the dream as an artist is to throw whatever the fuck you want at the wall, you know? And I guess what I’m realizing is that one’s personal life, one’s adult life, can be quite boring, and the artist’s life can still be extraordinary.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Chalamet revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio gave him some memorable career advice: “No hard drugs and no superhero movies.”
DiCaprio and Chalamet shared the screen in Adam McKay’s 2021 satirical comedy “Don’t Look Up,” which premiered in limited theaters and on Netflix last December, and was nominated for a best picture Oscar.