So I’m at this pizza place and all there is in the bathroom is a framed picture of Willy wonka
you’ll be in a world of pure urination
Wilder was initially hesitant, but finally accepted the role under one condition:
When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself… but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.
When Stuart asked why, Wilder replied, “because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
i always have to reblog this because it’s my favorite thing ever.
A true actor with true intentions. Brilliant.
i never talk about it much but i love this man
Gene Wilder is truly incredible.
fun fact: None of the actors but Gene Wilde knew that the tunnel scene was coming
like, they had the lines and stuff, but they though it was just a boat ride. And when the lights came on and he started singing their terror was real
brb shitting bricks