Wonka
2023
8.5
Wonka

'Wonka' trivia and fun facts

Too much sugar

Timothée Chalamet got sick multiple times during filming due to how much chocolate and candy he had to eat for the movie.

Timmy's digital print

Paul King casted Timothée Chalamet based on his performance in the school project/rap video 'Lil Timmy Tim: Statistics (Ms. Lawton)' from 2013.

Oompa-Loompa origins

The design of the Oompa Loompas is taken straight out of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971), the first adaptation of the novel. The descriptions of the Oompa Loompas from the novels only specify that they have knee-length height, long hair, and speak their own language.

The Final Battle

Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet were the two finalists for the role of Willy Wonka, but ultimately Chalamet won the role.

The relationship between Slugworth and Wonka

The leader of the Chocolate Carte, Mr. Slugworth, is depicted as Wonka's biggest rival in the original 'Willy Wonka' film.

Doubts Timothée had with 'Wonka'

Timothée Chalamet admitted he was skeptical of the movie at first: "Like many people, when there are remakes, I feel very protective over the original character and versions you love. Your eyebrows go up with skepticism about [whether] this is a legitimate, worthwhile story or a cynical money grab."

A little trauma

Hugh Grant said director Paul King sent him a mock-up of the Oompa Loompa stark naked. And his little children were a little alarmed at that: "It was one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen in my life. If it ever leaks out, a generation of children will be scarred.", Grant said.

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