Timothée Chalamet has mentioned that he didn’t attain out to Johnny Depp for recommendation earlier than enjoying Wonka.
Depp starred because the eccentric chocolatier in 2005’s Charlie And The Chocolate Manufacturing facility, which was directed by Tim Burton and served because the second movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved youngsters’s novel, following 1971’s musical Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Manufacturing facility, starring the late Gene Wilder.
On Tuesday (November 28), at London premiere of Wonka, Chalamet was requested by E! Information if he spoke to Depp concerning the function. And whereas he mentioned he didn’t, the 27-year-old actor did supply some reward to Burton’s tackle the story.
“[Charlie and the Chocolate Factory] got here out after I was about 10 or 11 years outdated. And I simply thought it was very daring,” mentioned Chalamet, who beforehand dated Depp’s daughter, actress Lily-Rose Depp, for a 12 months and a half earlier than reportedly breaking apart in April 2020.
Chalamet was additionally filled with reward for Wilder’s film, which he mentioned he “loves” and “noticed first, technically — that’s the one I grew up on.”
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Created by Paul King, the filmmaker behind Paddington and Paddington 2, Wonka sees Chalamet forged as a youthful model of the world-famous chocolatier and follows him as he tries to open his first store.
The musical prequel has been well-recieved in intital opinions, with critics describing it “infinitely charming” and “intoxicating”.
Movie author Perri Nemiroff wrote: “Wonka is tremendous charming delight powered by an distinctive & pitch-perfect efficiency from Timothée Chalamet. It could possibly get fairly foolish and there’s just a few plot factors which can be a tad on the skinny aspect, however that couldn’t cease an impossibly candy movie with a hefty & very efficient dose of sincerity”.
Movie critic Courtney Howard agreed, describing Wonka as “a successful confection, crammed with good quantities of allure, whimsy & poignancy, powered by pure creativeness”.
Elsewhere, producer and journalist Simon Thompson mentioned that though Wonka “doesn’t fairly attain the charming and beguiling heights of the Paddington motion pictures” the completed consequence “continues to be a delightfully candy deal with”.
The primary trailer for Wonka arrived in July, nevertheless following its launch, Grant’s casting as an Oompa-Loompa drew criticism from actor George Coppen, who mentioned that “a variety of actors [with dwarfism] really feel like we’re being pushed out of the business we love.”
Wonka opens in theatres throughout the UK on December 8, adopted by a US launch on December 15.