The image of Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa in the latest "Wonka" trailer didn’t go over so well with some members of the dwarf community, according to one actor.
George Coppen spoke with the BBC on Wednesday, where he discussed the film’s first trailer, which debuted a few weeks prior. The trailer to the movie, which is described as a prequel to Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," featured a version of the "Love Actually star digitally altered to resemble a classic Oompa Loompa character.
"They’ve enlarged his head so his head looks bigger. [I thought] what the hell have you done to him?" Coppen remarked.
The actor also commented about the growing habit of casting non-dwarf actors for traditional dwarf roles, such as actor James Nesbitt portraying a dwarf in "The Hobbit" films.