‘Wonka’ Director on How Many Sweets Were Eaten on Set, Creating a Massive Vat of Chocolate for Timothée Chalamet.
In an interview with People magazine, director Paul King discussed the “great deal” of chocolate that was consumed on set, joking that he was one of the taste testers and hopes to lose some of the 50 pounds he gained during production ahead of the movie’s December release.
“We had this incredible chocolatier,” he told the publication. “She made these incredible concoctions, and we would taste them.”
The Paddington helmer noted that the sweets tasted even better than they needed to. “Obviously, actors are good at pretending things,” he added, “but the miracle was they tasted every bit as good as they looked.”
“We actually made an enormous vat of hot chocolate — not scalding, just warm hot chocolate for them to immerse themselves in,” King said. “So there was a lot of chocolate around.”