Director Paul King has shared a delightful revelation about the production of the upcoming movie ‘Wonka.’ In an interview with PEOPLE, King disclosed that the cast and crew of the film enjoyed indulging in chocolates while on set, creating a mouthwatering atmosphere. The director, who also co-wrote the movie, playfully mentioned that he gained around 50 pounds during filming but remained optimistic about shedding the extra weight before the film’s release.
King specifically highlighted the involvement of actor Timothée Chalamet, who portrays the titular character of the fictional chocolatier in ‘Wonka.’ The director humorously remarked on Chalamet’s ability to maintain his slim and handsome physique despite the tempting treats on set. King jokingly added that he was attempting to fatten up Chalamet but found it to be quite a challenge.
Describing the chocolate consumption on set, King revealed the presence of an incredible chocolatier who crafted delectable concoctions for the cast and crew to taste. The chocolates exceeded expectations, as they not only looked appealing but also tasted exceptionally delicious. King emphasized that the actors’ talent for pretending was not necessary in this case, as the chocolates were as good as they appeared.
In addition to the chocolate-tasting sessions, the production team even prepared a large vat of warm hot chocolate for the actors to immerse themselves in, creating an even more immersive experience. The abundance of chocolate on set added an extra layer of enjoyment to the filmmaking process.
‘Wonka,’ a highly anticipated movie centered around the iconic character from Roald Dahl’s beloved story, is scheduled for release in theaters on December 15. The film explores the early life and adventures of Willy Wonka, taking audiences on a whimsical journey through his world of sweets and imagination.
With Paul King at the helm and a talented cast led by Timothée Chalamet, ‘Wonka’ promises to be a delightful cinematic experience. Fans eagerly anticipate the release of the film, which is set to bring a fresh perspective to the enchanting and delicious world of Wonka.