Meet the Timothée Chalamet Fan Who Leaked Footage: ‘A Young Wonka’s Gonna End Up Being a Twink’

The Timothée Chalamet fan who leaked images from the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory prequel was uncovered by Vulture: Wonka, the prequel musical directed by Paul King, is currently filming its gritty origin story in the seaside town of Lyme Regis, United Kingdom, where Art Doherty, @_ARTSARTSARTS on Twitter, is reporting live for fellow stans. The 21-year-old (who uses any pronoun) inadvertently became a Warner Bros. “leak” on Tuesday, iconically tweeting, “theydies and gentlethems, without further ado, the main event … THEE timothée chalamet on my doorstep recording a musical number for wonka!” along with the first official (unofficial) glimpse of the film. And, no, it wasn’t an emotionally stirring rendition of “Pure Imagination” or a “Statistics” reprise.

This led to Chalamet revealing the costume on Sunday.

Doherty told Vulture on Tuesday over Zoom. “And now it’s like, 100,000 views and I’m like, Am I about to lose my whole account?” Below, we spoke to the 21-year-old about providing the Timothée Chalamet Twonka (twink Wonka) footage the internet needs and get the very first review of Wonka (2023).

Do you like it?
Oh, getting ready to wade into the discourse. Um, yeah, I think it’s really cute. I don’t know if that is going to be the final version. It’s so nice to see him skipping around with his little cane and his hat. Like, the body language was so good. Even just from his walk I was like, “He’s got this down.”

It’s really fun to see him lean into theater-kid roots again. We love theater kids.

You’ve claimed Wonka Timothée Chalamet as a twink.
He is. I’m sorry. I’m not attaching any other labels other than twink. I think you can’t disagree with that.

Can you describe some of the qualities that make him a twink?
It’s just the walk. If you’re gonna do a young Willy Wonka, he’s gonna end up being a twink by nature. But the joie de vivre from the walk and the way he’s just bouncing along with a little top hat and tails, it’s just twinky behavior. There’s no other way to put it. I’m sorry.