Timothée Chalamet Promotes ‘Wonka’ on Saturday Night Live

Timothée Chalamet, the Academy Award-nominated actor, recently stole the spotlight on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ seizing the opportunity to finally promote his eagerly awaited film, ‘Wonka.’ The actor’s infectious enthusiasm was on full display as he took the stage for his monologue, marking his first official promotion of the film since the SAG strike concluded on 9th November.

Chalamet, known for his charismatic performances in films like ‘Dune’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ didn’t waste a moment in diving into the promotional extravaganza. To the tune of ‘Pure Imagination,’ he crooned, “Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of shameless self-promotion, it’s OK, I can say…” The catchy rendition reached its peak as he jubilantly declared, “My new film ‘Wonka’ is coming out in theatres on 15th December.”

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This appearance on SNL wasn’t just about ‘Wonka.’ Chalamet skillfully manoeuvred through mentions of other projects, such as Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and the much-anticipated ‘Dune: Part Two.’ It’s evident that Chalamet is on a cinematic journey, and his presence on SNL became a platform to share glimpses of this exciting trajectory.

The monologue took an unexpected turn, adding an extra layer of entertainment as Chalamet’s ‘Pure Imagination’ cover was abruptly interrupted. SNL cast member Marcello Hernandez joined the scene, engaging in a rap session with Chalamet about his distinctive baby face. 

Chalamet’s second hosting stint on SNL was not just about self-promotion; it was a chance for the audience to witness his comedic side and see him in a different light. Accompanied by musical guests Boygenius, comprising Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, the episode featured a memorable sketch where all four were dressed as Troye Sivan, parodying his ‘Got Me Started’ dance.

In recent news, Chalamet dropped another bombshell for his fans, announcing his preparation for the role of Bob Dylan in the upcoming biopic ‘A Complete Unknown.’ Inspired by Austin Butler’s commitment to his role as Elvis, Chalamet expressed the need to step up his game. “You need your ability to imagine, your ability to observe, and your ability to experience,” he emphasized, underlining the intricate process of preparing for such a transformative role.

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Now that the SAG strike has concluded, Chalamet seems unstoppable in his promotional spree, eagerly mentioning ‘Wonka’ whenever he can. The anticipation for the film is reaching new heights, especially with the strike lifting just in time for him to share exciting details about the movie on the SNL stage. 

As 15th December approaches, fans can undoubtedly expect more delightful snippets from Chalamet about his sweet adventure as the iconic chocolatier in ‘Wonka.’ 

-Britney Jones