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Donald Glover Reacts to News That He's In Running to Play Willy Wonka

Donald Glover Reacts to News That He's In Running to Play Willy Wonka

Donald Glover was flat out asked about the rumor that he’s one of three actors on a short list to play Willy Wonka in an upcoming reboot.

About growing up watching the original Willy Wonka film, Donald told ET, “It kind of terrified me as a child a little bit. It was a really scary movie to me. I mean, I watched it a lot but I was kind of terrified by it. I mean, you know, it’s a classic.”

When asked if he would take on the role, Donald responded, “There’s been a lot of Willy Wonkas (Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp), so I would have to think about it on some level. But it’s cool that people are thinking about me.”

And of course, he said, “I’ll leave that to Twitter” when asked about how he should interpret the iconic role.

Be sure to check out which other actors are reportedly in consideration for the role, and vote for your choice!

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