Why Casting Hugh Grant As An Oompa Loompa In Wonka ‘Made Perfect Sense’
The trailer for the forthcoming film “Wonka” revealed a star-studded cast, but perhaps the most exciting cameo of the bunch was a bite-sized Hugh Grant, who plays an Oompa Loompa — possibly the very first one to work at Wonka’s world-famous chocolate factory.
The film tells the origin story of the Willy Wonka we all know and love, but a big part of that story involves his little orange henchmen.
Now, not much is known about the Oompa Loompas, but we do know they have a knack for song and dance with a touch of snark and a holier-than-thou attitude.
Director Paul King immediately knew the perfect actor for the role — and they’d already worked together.Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has been adapted for film numerous times, with the quirky chocolatier famously depicted by Gene Wilder in 1971 and Johnny Depp in 2005.
But to find the true nature of the Oompa Loompa,…
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