Hugh Grant ‘Hated’ Filming Wonka And The Process Sounds Intense

As critics share their Wonka takes of both the sweet and sour variety, Hugh Grant has opened up about his own sour experience making the film. The actor plays an Oompa Loompa in the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory prequel, and he’s essentially all CGI. It turns out that the process of motion capture and playing a computer-generated character wasn’t exactly his cup of tea as he explained why he “hated” filming the movie. Honestly,  it sounds pretty intense. 

Ever since the first Wonka trailer dropped, we’ve known that the Willy Wonka prequel would feature Hugh Grant as a tiny orange singing and dancing Oompa Loompa. Now, as the promotional tour has begun for the musical Paul King flick, the Notting Hill star has not been shy about how much he didn’t like playing the Oompa Loompa Lofty. Saying during a press conference (via that it was “drivel,” the performer spoke about why he didn’t love the process:

It was like a crown of thorns, very uncomfortable.

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