- Timothée Chalamet delivers an outstanding Saturday Night Live monologue, addressing the SAG-AFTRA strike’s end and promoting his upcoming movie, Wonka.
- The monologue features a spoof of Pure Imagination, highlighting shameless self-promotion in the film industry.
- Chalamet also jokingly comments on his ad campaign with Martin Scorsese for Bleu de Chanel perfume.
With the end of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes, fans were excited to see Saturday Night Live return to its former glory. In his recent opening monologue, Timothée Chalamet captivated the audience by not only spoofing his upcoming film Wonka but also hilariously addressing the recent strikes.
The actor briefly discusses the SAG-AFTRA strike and launches into a comedic rendition of “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. In the spoof, Chalamet says, “Now, the strike is over, and it’s like we’re all returning to this magical world where actors can once again talk about their projects…” He then goes on to sing, “Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of shameless self-promotion.”
As part of the monologue, Chalamet also touches on his ad campaign for Bleu de Chanel perfume, which was directed by esteemed Hollywood director Martin Scorsese. Jokingly, the actor says, “Now let me tell you, when you get that call that Martin Scorsese wants to direct you, the first thing you think is man, I really hope it’s a perfume commercial.” However, behind the scenes, Chalamet expressed his genuine excitement to work with Scorsese, calling it one of the highest honors in his career.
Timothée Chalamet’s acting career has been on the rise since his breakthrough performances in 2017’s Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name, leading him to star in films like Little Women and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune series. His upcoming film, Wonka, is set to open in theaters on Friday, December 15.