JOHNNY DEPP's muse for his role as WILLY WONKA in forthcoming movie CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is set to shock fans of the children's book - it's shock rocker MARILYN MANSON
The OSCAR-nominated actor is keen to give his character a darker edge and has been inspired by the self-proclaimed ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR for his performance in the TIM BURTON-directed adventure.
This is not the first time Depp has used a rock star as his inspiration - he based flamboyant pirate JACK SPARROW in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN on wildman ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS.
A source says, "He has his music and pictures in his trailer to help get in character.
"He's making Willy far more sinister than before and there's a little of Marilyn in there."