'A lot of auto-tune': Timothee Chalamet jokes about singing skills in Wonka

Timothée Chalamet joked he needed "a lot of auto-tune" in 'Wonka'.

The 27-year-old actor portrays confectioner Willy Wonka in the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' prequel, and while he found learning the dance routines a "great learning experience", having to sing proved more of a challenge.

Speaking to 'Extra' at the world premiere of the movie in London on Tuesday (28.11.23), he joked about his singing: “I try. It is a lot of auto-tune… No, I’m kidding!”

And of the dancing, he added: “I loved it… My mom is a dance teacher and my grandmother was a dancer, my sister is a dancer, so I was always sort of around it but it's a big difference between being around it and having to do it... It was a great learning experience."

Timothée recalled how quickly he was "charmed" by the script for the origin story and insisted it is a valid addition to Roald Dahl's original tale.

He said: “I thought it was very clever, and I know people can be kind of cynical about Hollywood remakes and there's a fine line between it feeling warranted, but within three pages of reading the script I was so charmed by what Paul [King] had come up with for Willy's origin story and a snapshot of how Willy was before success, before becoming the man that wants to give away the chocolate factory, before being the man that has a chocolate factory.”