Timothée Chalamet Landed the Role of Wonka From His Viral High School Video on YouTube

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By Scarlet Witch

Following the immense buzz generated by the captivating Wonka trailer, the director of the movie Paul King has disclosed remarkable high school performances of Timothée Chalamet. The performances became a viral sensation on YouTube and played a pivotal role for Chalamet securing his role in the exuberant musical film.

In an interaction with Rolling Stone, Paul King praised Chalamet, saying his life is so absurd. The director said, “Because he is Timothée Chalamet”, He added by mentioning his high school musical performance is on YouTube which has thousands of views.

How Timothée Chalamet Got Selected for the Role of Wonka?

Timothée Chalamet as Wonka

King was always aware that Timothée can sing and dance, and he was aware about his arsenal, but he was not sure how good he was. When asked about his dancing Timothée said he has done Tap dancing and would love to show people that he can do it.

Among the notable videos is a captivating performance featuring Chalamet, adopting the moniker ‘Lil Timmy Tim,’ passionately rapping a track titled ‘Jump’ during his time at a New York high school in 2012, when he was just 17 years old. Accompanied by a troupe of talented dancers, Chalamet showcases his impressive dance skills throughout the energetic four-minute video, which has currently amassed an impressive 4.7 million views.

Timothée Chalamet as Wonka

In the movie Wonka, Chalamet is playing the younger version of infamous chocolatier Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl’s hit movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The movie cast includes Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, and Rowan