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Hugh Grant Says He Hated Playing an Oompa-Loompa in “Wonka”

Hugh Grant, who plays Oompa-Loompa in the new film “Wonka”, admitted at a press conference that he didn’t like the process of recording for the feature film.

“I couldn’t have hated it more,” the actor said of the motion capture filming process he had to do to play his character.

Grant explained that several cameras were facing him during recording, so that animators could render his image to form his character’s final appearance. “I made a lot of noise about it,” he says.

The actor revealed that he had doubts throughout the production of the film whether he should act with his whole body, or just his face.

“I never got a satisfactory answer and in the end everything I did was replaced by an animator. It’s very confusing with digital animation (CGI), you can’t tell what’s going on,” she declared.

Cinema classic

The film “Wonka”, prequel to the classic “Charlie and Chocolate Factory”, a work that had versions released in 1971 and 2005, opens in Brazilian cinemas on December 7th.

In the plot, the audience follows the adventures of Willy Wonka, played by Timothée Chalamet, and his journey to become the famous chocolate maker.

Directed by Paul King, from “The Adventures of Paddington”, the plot also features names like Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key and Sally Hawkins in the cast.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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