Hugh Grant ‘played Oompa Loompa in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to avoid being offended’

Hugh Grant, 61, is said to have started filming his part at Oxford University’s Hertford College as it was decided the regular-sized stars would play the iconic Oompa Loompas

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Hugh Grant is set to play Oompa Loompa in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel as bosses desperately trying to avoid causing offense.

Execs refused to use dwarves for parts because they didn’t want to upset the little ones.

Hugh, 61 years old, looks like he’ll be co-starring Timothée Chalamet26, who plays a young version of Roald Dahl’s eccentric chocolatier in the upcoming film Willy Wonka movie.

But bosses have moved to make sure the offense is not perpetrated by common miniature workers, according to the report.

Initially, Oompa-Loompas was said to have been dropped from the film entirely, which is due out next year.

Oompa Loompas continues – but it will be different in the new Wonka movie


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Studio bosses fear they have ‘racist connotations’ – and are considering removing iconic characters from the new film.

In his 1960s children’s novel, Wonka claimed that he had ‘imported’ them from “the deepest part of the African jungle, where no white man had been before”.

But according to Sunthey will appear – but will be played by regular sized stars.

Film legend Hugh is said to have begun filming his part at Oxford University’s Hertford College.

Speaking in 1973, the legendary author defended their inclusion.

According to reports, Hugh Grant will take on the role


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“I don’t think my description of Oompa-Loompas is racist,” he said.

Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson and Sally Hawkins will also star in the film, it was announced last year.

Timothée posted a first look photo of himself as Wonka in October and was cruelly mocked.

The Call Me By Your Name actor will explore the character’s early years and back story – but fans can’t ignore the image he’s uploaded.

Timothée Chalamet will star in the movie which is scheduled to premiere next March


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“The suspense is horrible, I hope it lasts… WONKA,” he captioned the photo on social media.

The winter photo with his smart jacket and hat makes him look like another movie icon – Gonzo from The Muppets Christmas Carol!

They weren’t wrong and showcased the star with lots of side-by-side photos.

Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp have of course taken on the role, and there are some who say that Timothée is no exception.

It will be directed by Paddington’s Paul King, and fans can’t wait for the prequel.

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