In a shocking revelation, Hugh Grant opens up about his role as an Oompa-Loompa in the upcoming Wonka movie, confessing, ‘I hated the whole thing more.’ Speaking at a press conference, Grant expressed discomfort with the motion-capture process, revealing, ‘It was like a crown of thorns.’ This candid insight into Grant’s Oompa-Loompa experience adds a dark twist to the highly anticipated Wonka film.
Renowned actor Hugh Grant, known for his unfiltered remarks, recently opened up about his unexpected role as an Oompa-Loompa in the upcoming Wonka movie. During a press conference, he didn’t sugarcoat his feelings about the experience.
Grant bluntly expressed, “Drivel. It was like a crown of thorns, very uncomfortable.” The actor, not accustomed to the complex technology involved, particularly disliked having multiple cameras focused on him simultaneously. “I made a big fuss about it. I couldn’t have hated the whole thing more,” he added.
Beyond the discomfort, Grant grappled with uncertainty about how to approach his performance – whether to engage his entire body or just his face. This uncertainty lingered throughout filming. “I never received a satisfactory answer,” he stated. “And frankly, what I did with my body was terrible, and it’s all been replaced with an animator.”
Despite Grant’s challenging experience, the Wonka movie, serving as a prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” promises a fresh perspective. Timothée Chalamet takes on the role of Willy Wonka, with Grant unexpectedly portraying an Oompa-Loompa.
Film director Paul King, who envisioned Grant as a perfect fit for the character, praised the actor’s sense of humor. “Because he’s the funniest, most sarcastic [expletive] I’ve ever met,” King shared in an earlier interview.
While Grant may not cherish his Oompa-Loompa days, critics are already applauding Chalamet’s performance as Willy Wonka. The film is scheduled to hit screens on December 9, 2023, in the USA, UK, and India, promising an engaging blend of fantasy and unforeseen revelations.