Watch this fan's clip of Timothée Chalamet singing while filming 'Wonka'
Anthony Behar

Watch this fan's clip of Timothée Chalamet singing while filming 'Wonka'

Timothée Chalamet set hearts aflutter by sharing the first look at him as a young Willie Wonka on Sunday:

But the 25-year-old movie star was upstaged Tuesday when a fan named Art Doherty shared a video of Chalamet singing on the set of Wonka:

Doherty explained to Vulture how he came into position to leak Wonka's first unofficial clip:

"It was, honestly, totally bizarre. I live in a really, really quiet place in the southwest of England. Genuinely nothing happens here. I can’t describe how quiet it is. There’s like a really nice beach 10 minutes from us, which we always go for walks on. Then, it turned out that there was some kind of filming going on. I was like, 'Oh, Mom, what’s going on on the beach?' And she was like, 'Oh, they’re filming that film called Wonka. I think it’s got Rowan Atkinson in.' And I was like, 'You mean the film with Timothée Chalamet?' And she was like, “Who’s that?” I’m back the following day and then he shot yesterday and today. It was just the coolest thing ever. He looked like he was having a really good fun time and the crew was super lovely."

Wonka, directed by Paul King, is a prequel film exploring Willy Wonka "and his adventures prior to opening the world's most famous chocolate factory." Chalamet was linked to the leading role in May, and he will be the third Wonka after Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) in 1971 and Johnny Depp (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in 2005—all based upon Roald Dahl's novel.

The supporting cast includes the likes of Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Keegan Michael-Key and Natasha Rothwell. King co-penned the screenplay with Simon Farnaby.

Elsewhere, Chalamet is covering the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly alongside his Dune co-star Zendaya:

Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve and adapted from Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi novel by the same name, will hit theaters Oct. 22. Wonka is scheduled for a March 2023 release.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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