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It’s not too much longer until we get to see Timothée Chalamet showing off his singing skills on the big screen.

The 27-year-old actor is starring in Wonka and the Bob Dylan biopic The Complete Unknown.

But it isn’t exactly the first time his musical ability as appeared on camera.

And because of this, he didn’t even need to audition to play the chocolate maker in the upcoming third version of Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Well, actually, no one had to audition apparently.

Lil Timmy Tim had bars.
Youtube / Timothée Chalamet Fan

But thanks to Chalamet’s rapping in high school, he secured the Wonka role. Yes, rapping.

Director Paul King told Rolling Stone: “It was a straight offer because he's great, and he was the only person in my mind who could do it.”

King said this after seeing videos of him performing whilst studying at New York City's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, as he knew he had the ability to sing and dance.

Yeah, there’s videos of singing in musicals like Sweet Charity but his alter ego, Lil Timmy Tim, is a real show-stealer.

With over 11million views, a video of Chalamet’s school assignment rap named ‘Statistics’ was brought to viral fame by Ellen Degeneres.

The talk show host got us talking about it when the actor appeared on her show back in 2017.

Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka.
Warner Bros

In Lil Timmy Tim’s video, raps lyrics such as: “Look at me it’s Timmy Tim, Botta hit ‘em with a Z-T-E-S-T. Let’s do a problem, let us see the probability you seeing me on TV.”

King said to Rolling Stone he ‘knew from stanning’ for the actor ‘he could sing and dance really well’.

He added: “I knew that was in his arsenal, but I didn’t know how good he was.”

The first trailer for the new Wonka movie dropped earlier this week and features the one and only Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa.

Chalamet, who recorded the music for the film at London’s Abbey Road Studios, previously revealed he has no fewer than seven musical numbers in Wonka.

He told Vogue that they were ‘so sincere’ and ‘so joyous’.

The all-star cast also features the likes of Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman and Jim Carter.

Wonka hits cinemas on 15 December 2023.

Featured Image Credit: The Graham Norton Show / Warner Bros

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Music, Viral