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‘Yes, this is real’: LA recreates Glasgow’s Willy Wonka disaster – sad Oompa Loompa included | Los Angeles

‘Yes, this is real’: LA recreates Glasgow’s Willy Wonka disaster – sad Oompa Loompa included | Los Angeles

She was the sad Oompa Loompa seen around the world. Inside a bleak warehouse in Glasgow, a supposed celebration of Wonka’s delectable world of chocolate left children crying and parents calling the police. Attendees paid £35 to visit a bleak warehouse with a handful of props and posters; inside, they were treated to two jellybeans each and a few poorly costumed actors. Images of the event went extremely viral, making international news and inspiring a horror film and an hour-long documentary. Two months later, I found myself walking toward another grim-looking warehouse, this time in downtown Los Angeles. I was here for Willy’s Chocolate Experience LA, a tribute to the Glasgow disaster promising live entertainment, a red carpet-style photo op and a rare chance to meet the celebrity Oompa Loompa herself. An early description of the LA event, which had no official links with the Glasgow event, touted “an immersive journey” into a whimsical world featuring the Oompa Loompa, Kirsty Paterson, “maybe” in conversation with the comedian Nathan Fielder. Also included would be performances by …

The Meth Lab Oompa Loompa Is Selling Cameo Videos Now

The Meth Lab Oompa Loompa Is Selling Cameo Videos Now

It’s been a wild week for the obviously over-it Oompa Loompa from that wonky “Wonka Experience” in Scotland — and now, she’s capitalizing upon her newfound fame. For just $25 USD, anyone can get a pep talk or send birthday wishes on Cameo from Kirsty Paterson, the actress who played “your favorite Scottish Oompa Loompa,” as she calls herself in one of her videos. Since the internet first learned about the “experience” organized by a company literally called “House of Illuminati” — which featured AI-generated visuals, an AI-generated script, pissed-off parents calling the cops, and an actor who has since been milkshake-ducked — Paterson has stood out as the star of this Glaswegian nightmare. A photo of her manning what looks like a “meth lab” went viral, catapulting her into the middle of the conversation surrounding the disastrous event. Soon, people were referring to Paterson as the “Oompa Loompa queen,” creating fan art of her, and claiming she was a “mood.”   As photos from the event continued to go more and more viral, however, Paterson, …

Hugh Grant Delivers Hilarious Oompa Loompa Callback At The Baftas

Hugh Grant Delivers Hilarious Oompa Loompa Callback At The Baftas

Hugh Grant well and truly stole the show on Baftas night, when he showed up to present the award for Best Director. Last year, the former Bafta winner played an Oompa Loompa opposite Timothée Chalamet in the musical Willy Wonka origin story Wonka – and has made no secret of the fact that it wasn’t exactly a high-point of his lengthy film career. During Sunday night’s Bafta ceremony, Hugh introduced the Best Director award while simultaneously sending up his grumpy media persona and his recent big-screen role. “Oompa Loompa doompity-dee, now the best director categor–y,” a deadpan Hugh began. “Oompa Loompa doompity-dong, most of these films were frankly too long. Oompa Loompa doompity-dah, but for some reason the nominees are…” The moment sparked a big reaction on social media: Hugh Grant winning the night by presenting Director with Oompa Loompa song lyrics, adapted for the award: “Oompa Loompa, doompety dong, most of these films were frankly too long.” #EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/hYpxAzHoCs — Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) February 18, 2024 #BAFTAs Hugh Grant perfectly encapsulates the great British …

Hugh Grant ‘Just Won Awards Season’ With Hilarious Oompa Loompa Callback At The Baftas

Hugh Grant ‘Just Won Awards Season’ With Hilarious Oompa Loompa Callback At The Baftas

Hugh Grant at the 2024 Baftas Hugh Grant at the 2024 Baftas Hugh Grant well and truly stole the show on Baftas night, when he showed up to present the award for Best Director. Last year, the former Bafta winner played an Oompa Loompa opposite Timothée Chalamet in the musical Willy Wonka origin story Wonka – and has made no secret of the fact that it wasn’t exactly a high-point of his lengthy film career. During Sunday night’s Bafta ceremony, Hugh introduced the Best Director award while simultaneously sending up his grumpy media persona and his recent big-screen role. “Oompa Loompa doompity-dee, now the best director categor–y,” a deadpan Hugh began. “Oompa Loompa doompity-dong, most of these films were frankly too long. Oompa Loompa doompity-dah, but for some reason the nominees are…” The moment sparked a big reaction on social media: Hugh Grant winning the night by presenting Director with Oompa Loompa song lyrics, adapted for the award: “Oompa Loompa, doompety dong, most of these films were frankly too long.” #EEBAFTAspic.twitter.com/hYpxAzHoCs — Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) …

Hugh Grant Gets Candid About How He Came To Play An Oompa Loompa

Hugh Grant Gets Candid About How He Came To Play An Oompa Loompa

Hugh Grant has made no secret of the fact that filming his role as an Oompa Loompa in the new film Wonka wasn’t exactly his favourite experience. And in a new interview with Access Hollywoood, the Bafta winner spoke candidly about exactly how he ended up taking on the part. “This is what I get offered these days,” he said. “I’m in the freak show phase of my career. I do baddies, psychopaths, weirdos, perverts and now Oompa Loompas.” “I’ve just been offered the part of an orangutan as well,” Hugh then joked. Reflecting on his past reputation as the king of rom-coms, Hugh explained: “I love those films. I love the fact that people still like them, but I never felt comfortable really doing them.” “I got too old and fat and ugly to do romantic comedies obviously,” he then remarked, claiming that since saying farewell to romantic comedies he’s been “offered more interesting things” that have made his career more varied. Hugh went on to claim he’d become “a bit better” in his …