Hugh Grant on playing Oompa Loompa: I couldn't have hated it more!
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Hugh Grant on playing Oompa Loompa: I couldn't have hated it more!

Hugh Grant as an orange-skinned, green-haired Oompa Loompa
Hugh Grant as an orange-skinned, green-haired Oompa Loompa

8 Dec – It seems that Paul King really did make the right choice by casting Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa in his new movie, "Wonka", as the actor seemed to be highly annoyed of it.

The 63-year-old had everybody laughing in his recent interview, when he ranted about the motion capture he had to go through in order to play the creature in the movie.


"It was like a crown of thorns, very uncomfortable," he said about the whole process. "I made a big fuss about it. I couldn't have hated the whole thing more."

 You can't keep me in this jar
You can't keep me in this jar

Grant said that he wasn't even sure if he was supposed to act with his body or not and never received satisfactory answer, adding that it was finally replaced with an animator.

Asked if he thinks it was all worth it after he saw the final product, the actor responded, "Not really", and received a huge laughter from other cast members.

Always the grumpy old man he has become now, Grant later joked that he hates making movies, but that "I have lots of children and need money." He, however, admitted that it was quite fun messing around and trying new lines.

Hugh Grant with lead actor Timothee Chalamet
Hugh Grant with lead actor Timothee Chalamet

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