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'wonka' Was a Thorny Nightmare

Hugh Grant's Candid Confession
Hugh Grant plays an Oompa Loompa in the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' prequel.
Hugh Grant, 63, expressed his dislike for playing an Oompa Loompa in the new Wonka film due to the discomfort and technical challenges during production.
He described the experience as 'like a crown of thorns' and expressed frustration with the use of multiple cameras and apparatuses for animators.
Hugh Grant also mentioned uncertainty about whether he had to 'act with my body or not' and expressed dissatisfaction with his performance, which was replaced by an animator.
When asked if the final product was worth it, he replied 'not really' and humorously commented on the dancing being done by the animator.
Despite the challenges, he also admitted to having some fun and trying new lines during the filming.
Other familiar faces in the Wonka film include Timothee Chalamet, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, and Olivia Coleman. Director Paul King praised Hugh Grant's casting as the Oompa Loompa, citing his sarcasm and humor as fitting for the character.