Where are they now?

I do enjoy those ‘ Where are they now? ‘ articles about child actors don’t you? It is always interesting to see how they turned out later in life.

I really enjoyed the movie Charlie and the Chocolate factory when I was a kid and all the memorable characters. It was not a politically correct show by any means as the Oompa-loompas would never get past the censors these days as I am sure someone would be offended. The main characters as I remember them were…

1 Willy Wonka
2 Charlie Bucket
3 Grandpa Joe
4 Augustus Gloop
5 Violet Beauregarde
6 Veruca Salt
7 Mike Teavee
8 Arthur Slugworth
9 Oompa-Loompas

I decided to do some research to find out what happened to some of the more memorable ones.

Augustus Gloop

Veruca Salt,

Arthur Slugworth

Oompa-Loompa number 4.



Veruca Salt

Veruca Salt is a girl who wants every, single thing: the second person to find a Golden Ticket, and the third to leave the tour. A selfish, rotten brat who shows her family no mercy and has absolutely no regard for other people’s property, Veruca frequently bullies her parents to purchase a variety of different objects for her; but when she interferes with the trained squirrels used by Willy Wonka to select the best nuts to bake into chocolate bars, she is judged as a “bad nut” by the squirrels, she is discarded into the adjacent ‘garbage chute’, and her parents follow. All three are later seen leaving the factory “covered in garbage”.


Veruca loved sugar and made her daddy buy her whatever she wanted so perhaps it will come as no surprise to anyone to discover who she became as an adult.

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