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Hugh Grant's Reluctant Oompa Loompa Stint
Hugh Grant, 63, appears as an Oompa Loompa in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel, Wonka, which hits theaters later this month.
Grant found filming the movie uncomfortable due to the motion capture used to portray his pint-sized body and expressed his dissatisfaction, stating that he couldn't have hated the whole thing more.
Grant noted that his character's dancing scenes in the film should have been a fun experience but were done by an animator, and he expressed his disapproval of the use of CGI in the entertainment industry.
Director Paul King found Grant's biting demeanor perfect for his role in the fantasy adventure film as a grumpy Oompa Loompa opposite Timothée Chalamet's ever-optimistic and mischievous Willy Wonka.
King announced that Wonka follows the eccentric chocolatier on one of his earliest adventures where he meets his first Oompa Loompa, and multiple musical numbers are included in the film.
Timothée Chalamet felt more optimistic than Grant about the performance in Wonka despite the use of auto-tune on his vocals, expressing his love for the experience.