December 16, 2023


Timothée Chalamet's vocal coach from Wonka lauds actor's singing skills

Timothee Chalamet sang and acted in film, Wonka released earlier this month

By Javeria Shahid December 16, 2023
Timothee Chalamets musical fantasy film Wonka was released on December 8, 2023
Timothee Chalamet's musical fantasy film Wonka was released on December 8, 2023

Timothée Chalamet garnered praise from his vocal coach from Wonka as he nailed the challenge to follow in the footsteps of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in his latest film.

The 27-year-old American French actor did an impressive job in bringing the iconic song, Pure Imagination, to life from the 1971 hit film.

Vocal coach, Eric Vetro, who trained Chalamet for the titular role in Wonka, that hit theaters on Friday, December 8, recently opened up about the actor's vocal talent.

Vetro, who had worked with some big names from the music industry including Ariana Grande and the cast of La La Land, shared, “The thing about him is that he's very, very naturally musical. He has a lot of music in him”.

Gushing over The King actor’s vocals, he continued, "But what's really special about him, he's such a brilliant actor that he brings that side of his talent into the singing." 

Vetro, 67, added, “So, he's really singing as a character and bringing those songs alive."

Vocal coach, Eric Vetro
Vocal coach, Eric Vetro

Chalamet, who has taken up roles in popular films including, Dune and Call Me By Your Name, also featured in musicals like Cabaret and Sweet Charity during his time in Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City.

Vetro in his statement admired Chalamet's versatility, saying, "Someone can sound really good singing. Someone can also act a song really well”.

"It almost becomes mesmerizing, because you forget it's Timothée Chalamet, and you just start going along with him as the character."

“I think that's what people are going to be really, really impressed by," he added. 

In an Interview with Rolling Stone earlier, the director of the film, Paul King also revealed that he casted the Lady Bird actor without any audition.

He shared that after watching Youtiube videos of his high school musical performances’ soaring views in thousands, “It was a straight offer because he’s great and he was the only person in my mind who could do it”.