A new Hollywood star is set to grace Madame Tussaud’s Hall of Fame next Spring, choosing the man of the moment as the newest addition to their star-studded waxwork lineup. The wax museum has announced that Timothée Chalamet will be immortalised on Baker Street as they reveal work on the first stage of the figure’s creation has begun. A behind the scenes sneak peek of the sculptor Dave Burks expertly crafting Chalamet’s trademark cheekbones in clay has been released showing the intricate creative process behind the sculptures.
Charismatic, playful and talented, it’s no surprise that Chalamet is being given the waxwork treatment after a glittering filmography at only 27 years old. The announcement comes ahead of the highly anticipated launch of Wonka, which sees Chalamet take on the leading role of the much-loved eccentric chocolatier in the reimagined classic.
Chalamet’s other credits include his breakthrough role in Hostiles (2017) and Lady Bird (2017) along with his boundary-pushing performance in Call Me By Your Name (2017) earning him multiple Golden Globe, Academy Award and BAFTA nominations.
Breaking into blockbusters he then appeared in historical drama The King (2019), Greta Gerwig’s modern take on Little Women (2019), Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (2021), Netflix’s Don’t Look Up (2021) and the lead in the adaptation of the sci-fi novel, Dune (2021), collecting an enviable body of work.
It will be interesting to see what outfit will be chosen for Chalamet’s figure, as if it wasn’t enough to be Hollywood royalty, the actor has also been trailblazing the fashion world. With an impeccable sense of style, GQ has named him the ‘best-dressed man in the world’, earned the role of co-chair at the 2021 Met Gala, and made history as the first solo male cover in British Vogue’s history in 2022, the team at Madame Tussauds will have ample choice for outfits.
Jo Kinsey, Studio Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “Timothee Chalamet is the new type of Hollywood leading man and we’re working closely with him on every detail of his upcoming figure. A firm fan favourite, he shines as brightly on screen as he does on the front cover of Vogue or GQ, never compromising who he is or what he stands for, captivating not only hearts but minds too.
“We can’t wait for fans to see his first ever Madame Tussauds figure. The team here are having a lot of fun combing through his fashion back catalogue to choose the perfect outfit and will be spending a lot of time perfecting those trademark chiselled cheekbones – they may even be the most distinctive we’ve worked on yet!”