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Timothée Chalamet got stomach cramps from eating too much chocolate while filming Wonka

Timothée Chalamet got stomach cramps from eating too much chocolate while filming Wonka

The actor says he even got to swim through chocolate as he played Willy Wonka.

Timothée Chalamet has revealed there is some truth in the phrase 'too much of a good thing'.

While some people would sign up to be in a Willy Wonka film just to be surrounded by sweet treats all day, it seems like there can be a downside to this reality.

The actor has been cast as the iconic chocolatier from Roald Dahl's legendary book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

He's spoken at CinemaCon about the role as well as what things were like on set.

According to Variety, he said he ate 'too much chocolate' and suffered stomach cramps as a result.

He even got to swim through chocolate in one particular scene.

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The movie will serve as a prequel to the story we know and love and will explore Wonka's journey to becoming the best sweet tooth in the world.

A trailer for the film was played at CinemaCon and it reveals Wonka will be facing off 'against a chocolate cartel that wants to prevent him from practicing his craft', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He will be joined on screen by the likes of Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Colin O’Brien, Matt Lucas, Simon Farnaby, Natasha Rothwell, and Rufus Jones.

Hugh Grant will play an Oompa Loompa and a part of his interaction with Wonka was shown at the big event.

Chalamet says it's been spellbinding to work with such an incredible cast.

"Working with Hugh to begin with, what a dream come true," Chalemet said (via Entertainment Weekly).

"Also, as you guys saw there's [actors] Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, and Keegan-Michael Key.

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"It's just a dream as an American actor to be working with this dream of British actors, but that's the first time people saw Hugh as an Oompa Loompa, right?

"It was a trip and for those that [saw it]. And obviously, Hugh and [director] Paul King have an extraordinary collaborative relationship. And Hugh Grant's one of our greats, so it was a dream."

Chalamet has previously revealed he will have more than half a dozen musical numbers in the film.

He told British Vogue that the theme that runs through all the songs is joy and sincerity.

The actor is bringing a certain happiness to the character, which was lacking in Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp's performances as Willy Wonka.

"This is a Willy that’s full of joy and hope and desire to become the greatest chocolatier," he said.

Wonka is set to release in cinemas on December 15.

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV