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    People Are Calling Out Hugh Grant For His Role In "Wonka", But This Has Happened At Least 4 Times Before

    "I guess, Hugh Grant, you're now identifying as a little person".

    Now Barbenheimer is over with, Wonka – starring Timothée Chalamet as the titular chocolatier – has arguably shifted to become 2023's most anticipated film release.

    Another well known actor who has also made his way into the film is none other than British icon and grumpy red carpet interviewee, Hugh Grant.

    You can watch Hugh in the trailer here... He pops up at 02:05.

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    Hugh's casting as an Oompa-Loompa has angered members of the little people community, including Jackass performer Jason Acuña (also known as known "Wee Man") and actor George Coppen, who is best known for appearing in Netflix's The School for Good and Evil.


    Jackass star Wee Man criticizes the casting of Hugh Grant in Wonka

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    As seen in a recent viral TikTok, Jason, who has dwarfism, criticised Hugh for "now identifying as a little person".

    Similarly, George recently made comments to the BBC about doors being closed for little people in the entertainment industry, with regards to Wonka. "A lot of actors [with dwarfism] feel like we are being pushed out of the industry we love", he told the outlet.

    Of course, this isn't the first time someone who is not a little person has played a little person. Here are four times actors who aren't little people played characters that were..

    1. Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan

    2. John Rhys-Davies in The Lord of the Rings movies

    3. Pretty much anyone in The Hobbit films

    4. John Lithgow in Shrek

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    Did we miss anyone out? What are your thoughts on this topic? Sound off in the comments below!