Gene Wilder Shared His Thoughts On Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka In His Last Major Interview

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08.31.16 2 Comments

With the loss of Gene Wilder, everybody is in a hurry to look back on the life and career of the comedic legend. This includes the later portions of his life that weren’t as clear in the public eye. This interview from 2013 with TCM’s Robert Osborne, the star’s last major sit down chat, is making the rounds at numerous outlets and gives us a little insight on why Wilder quit acting all those years ago. It also clears up his thoughts on Tim Burton’s remake of Willy Wonka in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. As it turns out, he was not a fan and he also didn’t think much of Johnny Depp’s portrayal:

“I think it’s an insult,” Wilder went on to say. “Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor, but I don’t care for that director. He’s a talented man, but I don’t care for him doing stuff like he did.”

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