AceShowbiz - Timothee Chalamet has brought the holiday cheers to the U.K. The actor helped spread a sprinkle of Christmas magic across the pond as he attended the world premiere of his new film "Wonka" in London.
On Tuesday, November 28, the cast of Paul King's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel stepped out for the event which was held at Royal Festival Hall. Exuding flamboyance, the titular character depicter wore a berry-colored, head-to-toe velvet suit by Tom Ford.
The Oscar nominee opted out of wearing a shirt underneath the fitted blazer, showing off his bare chest as he wore a chunky silver chain necklace as an accessory. He also added ankle-length slacks and dark brown leather boots to complete his look.
The "Dune" star reportedly spent over an hour hanging out in the sub-40-degree temperature to sign autographs and take selfies with fans. He also posed on the red carpet in front Christmas trees decorated with giant chocolate bars and wrapped gifts.
"I'm very excited! I'm very grateful for everyone that came out tonight to [see] the movie. It is exceptional," the boyfriend of Kylie Jenner told inquiring reporters. "It's a nice, chilly night. I don't know what the hell I was doing wearing this!" he added with a laugh, joking about his outfit.
Making the night merrier, other cast members, such as Hugh Grant, Calah Lane, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Matt Lucas, Jim Carter and Matthew Baynton, all came to support the event. They posed individually with the backdrop of unwrapped giant chocolate bar and also posed together as a group.
Other celebrity guests at the premiere included Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis, Matthew Banyon, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Imelda Staunton.
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Wonka" tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
The musical fantasy film is set to open in theaters and in IMAX internationally beginning in December 2023 and in North America on December 15, just in time for Christmas.