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Violet Beauregarde is one of the four main antagonists in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is played by AnnaSophia Robb.
Violet Beauregarde is the daughter of Scarlett Beauregarde and the winner of the third golden ticket. As a human she’s thin and has pale skin with short straightened blonde hair and blue eyes. She‘s mostly seen wearing a light blue tracksuit, with blue and white trainers and socks and a blue zipper heart and watch.
As a blueberry, Violet is significantly different than how she was, as she’s 10 feet tall and has a spherical-shaped body, being noticeably taller and wider than the rest of the group. All of her appendages, including her head, arms, and legs, are sucked into her body, leaving behind small divots where they should be. In Violet's arm/leg divots, only her hands and feet can be seen sticking out, and occasionally moving about fruitlessly. The largest part of her body is her belly, which has swelled to the point where her tracksuit shirt and pants cannot contain it, leaving it exposed. Her clothes have all turned blue and streched tightly around her body, except her stomach. Any of Violet's other former human bodily features have completely rounded out and fused with one another, making it impossible to tell them apart. Most notably, Violet's body has turned mostly blue because of the blueberry, aside from her lips which remain a reddish-purple, and similar pinkish discoloration around her belly button. This is a trait that is kept with her as she left the factory.
Violet's main personality trait is that she is insanely competitive, and her life mantra is win at everything no matter what. This attitude has earned her 263 trophies and medals in a variety of different activates, ranging from Kung Fu to cheer-leading, However, out of all of her achievements the one she’s the most proud off his her status as the Junior World Champion Gum Chewer, a title she earned by chewing the same piece of chewing gum for three months.
Violet's competitive nature to win the final prize was her only real interest for entering the hunt for the golden tickets. In order to accomplish this, Violet temporarily laid of her habit of chewing gum and switched to candy bars which eventually led her to find the third golden ticket just after beating two of her karate instructors unconscious. During her interview, Violet tells the press that the other winners don't matter at all and that she will be the one who will win the secret prize. It‘s also during this interview that the source of Violet's overly competitive nature is shown, as her mother is seen pushing Violet's answers and glorifying her many accomplishments in a very unhealthy way.
Her competitive nature was the cause for her fate. She ignored Wonka's cautions about chewing the gum because she falsely believed Wonka was testing her grit. She also refuses to give up chewing the gum even during the transformation. Even after she becomes a blueberry, she screams for people to help her as she nears the Inventing Room exit and calls out to Wonka in an attempt to stay on the tour, showing that she would rather stay as a blueberry forever than lose the grand prize. After she‘s juiced, she doesn't seem shocked at what had happened to her, instead enjoying her newfound flexibility. Both of this imply that she would sacrifice anything, including her health and well-being, just so she could win.
Violet is also shown to be very aloof and antisocial, which is displayed when she quickly alienates herself from Wonka by telling him in no uncertain terms that she will be the winner of the special prize at the end, as well as steal candy from Charlie while calling him a loser when he asking her an honest question. She also strikes up a rivalry with fellow brat Veruca Salt, although both attempt to hide it by pretending to be "best friends".
Getting the Ticket
Violet was the third winner of the golden ticket, and is first introduced when Mr. Bucket reads about her in the newspaper. She is first seen at a dojo where she brutally and unnecessarily attacks her masters in karate before walking off. The scene then cuts away to her home, where she introduces herself as a gum chewer who switched to chocolate when she heard about Wonka's competition. She brags about her accomplishments, specifically about gum, and boasts about how she was going to win the grand prize, because "I'm a winner a winner." After seeing her on television, Grandma Josephine calls her a "beastly little girl," and Grandma Georgina calls her "despicable."
During the scene where the children are reading the back of the ticket, she reads about Wonka's offer to tour the winners through his factory.
Arrival At The Factory
On the day of the tour, she stands between Augustus Gloop and Mike Teavee's family. She briefly glances over at Veruca Salt, her female competitor, but is otherwise shown focused on the factory, with her mother telling her to keep her "eyes on the prize." She doesn't show much excitement compared to the other competitors. When Wonka opens the door, she is the first to rush through the gate and walks ahead of the competitors. When she sees the welcome performance and its subsequent destruction, she looks at it confusingly. When Wonka first shows up, she asks who he is and looks at him awkwardly.
When Wonka welcomes them in, she’s the first to walk into the factory after Wonka, and hugs him before introducing herself. Wonka states that she seems confident, which brings about an excited look on Violet's face. Despite this, she’s next seen staring at Veruca and feigning friendship between the two.
The Chocolate Room
She is the first to enter the Chocolate Room, and blows a bubble while staring in awe. She follows right behind Wonka as he introduces the room to everyone and runs off after he tells everyone to enjoy.
She encounters Charlie Bucket for the first time when she grabs an apple he was reaching out towards and stares at him. When Charlie asks about her gum habits, she abruptly calls him a loser.
Along with the other participants, she listens to Wonka's story about the Oompa-Loompas, watches Augustus get sucked up the pipe (saying "there he goes"), and watches the Oompa-Loompas dance and sing their number.
When Charlie asks how the Oompa-Loompas would already know Augustus's name, Wonka responds by asking Violet what she likes, and she responds "gum." He then does an improvisation on the spot, stating how he hates gum, in an attempt to explain how the Oompa-Loompas seemed rehearsed.
The Boat Ride
Violet watches as the Oompa-Loompas rowed over the candy boat. She asks Wonka why they were laughing, and he states he believes it's from the cocoa beans. During the boat ride, she sits in front of Mike and behind Veruca.
When entering the tunnel, she wonders how the Oompa-Loompas knew where they going. During the ride down, the camera continuously pans towards her whenever a blue light is shown, foreshadowing her fate. She looks around the tunnel at the rooms before Wonka stops the boat in front of the Inventing Room.
The Inventing Room and Transformation
Upon entering the inventing room Violet quickly shows an interest in the everlasting gobstoppers, believing them to be similar to gum. She is, however, quickly shot down by Wonka who points out that, unlike gum, Gobstoppers are not for chewing. Wonka then leads the group to a particularly large machine that, after much huffing and puffing, produces nothing but a simple stick much to the chagrin of the others. Violet takes the piece of gum as Wonka then explains that, unlike most other chewing gums, the one just created is actually a full three course dinner all by itself.
Violet then declares that the gum is "my kind of gum" and removes her own gum. Wonka then attempts to warn Violet about the gum's side effects, however Violet ignores him, declares that she is not afraid of anything, and begins to chew the fresh gum. At first the gum works well, giving Violet the sensation of actually eating tomato soup and roast beef which deeply pleases her mother Scarlett Beauregarde, who gloats that her daughter will be the first person in the world to have a chewing gum meal and causes Veruca to stare in jealously. However things go wrong when Violet hits the dessert: blueberry pie and ice cream.
Veruca notices that something is happening to Violet's nose. All eyes turn to her as a bluish-purple stain starts to spread across her nose, much to her mother's shock. Violet was initially unable to see the change, and she touches her nose in confusion when it is pointed out to her. However, once her mother starts panicking, both turn to Wonka for an explanation. He explains that the gum always goes wrong during the dessert, and that the blueberry pie was the culprit. He then ducks behind the machinery while the group backs away from Violet in fear. Violet doesn't seem to notice, however, as she is too busy holding up her right hand and staring at it in shock and fear as she witnesses the telltale blue color stain her skin. Meanwhile the last of her face turns a rich blue, and the roots of her blonde hair can be seen changing to a light periwinkle. All the while, Violet continues to vigorously chew the gum that has been revealed to be transforming her.
Violet shakily asks her mother what is happening to her as the last of her fingertips turn purple. Then, as she continues looking at her hand fearfully, Violet's body gurgles and her waist and thighs begin to swell up. Her tracksuit, meanwhile, begins to stain to a darker shade of blue in splotches around her body, as if to match her skin. She inspects herself briefly, before yelping and turning back to the tour for help. After a moment, she curiously rests her hand on her belly as it bubbles loudly and swells up around her, and drags her fingers across its surface, leaving clear stain lines. While confused and standing helplessly before the tour, Violet's already swollen buttocks very suddenly gushes outward, sloshing and doubling in size, causing her to yelp and throwing her off balance. Violet twists herself around to inspect her inflated bottom, which she can only stare at and stammer fearfully. Grandpa Joe then notes that Violet is swelling up.
Violet, having been still looking at her large buttocks, turns to face the group, her body having become so much larger that she clearly uses a few moments to completely heft her weight around and shift on her shortening legs. At this point, her body has become too large for her tracksuit to contain, as her belly is now exposed, bulging out of her shirt and pants, and revealing a blotchy pink discoloration around her belly button. And still, she continues to swell up before everyone's eyes; her shirt slowly pushing itself up even further and her belly wobbling over the floor with each of her frightened steps. Charlie announces that Violet resembles a blueberry.
As Violet continues to witness her body's inflation, an ominous gurgling can be heard as the juice rushes upward. Violet lets out a loud moan of resistance as her cheeks and lips begin to swell up. She suddenly looks directly at the audience in panic as if for help, as her lips swell shut and her cheeks completely bulge out (showing a subtle purple blush), and her formerly greenish-brown pupils finally change into a bright sapphire blue color.
Violet continues to grow in size, but she begins to gain in height as well as width. The gurgling inside her body is even louder and her swelling is picking up speed. Violet's fattened arms hang down by her side before she picks them up and lays her hands down on her expanding belly, feeling down her body as it continues to expand at an extremely rapid rate. Unable to calm her belly, she can only let out a useless moan. Soon, as Violet looks down upon all of the rest of the tour with her new and increasing height, she begins to rock slowly back and forth, implying that her legs can no longer touch the ground. This is when Violet, seen still attempting to hold onto a bit of her large belly, begins to lose definition in her arms rapidly, as they fall uselessly to her sides, unable to move them.
Violet begins to take on her final shape of the transformation, as her arms and legs grow shorter and shorter, moving father away from her head; her limbs becoming fused with her massive torso. As she rocks back and forth, she is seen becoming so wide that she almost rolls forward onto the tour. Finally, Violet balls her hands into fists as they are completely sucked into her body. Violet's head also sinks into its own divot, only sticking out just enough to see above her nose; her neck having also become one with her torso, she is unable to move her head, and can only dart her bright blue eyes around in fear and moan once more. Finally, Violet's growth slows down and stops, leaving her bewildered and confused. She can now be seen, no longer as a human, but as a giant blue ball in the middle of the inventing room, covered by a very tight tracksuit and helplessly rocking back and forth on her pelvis.
Wonka then resurfaces and explains that the same thing has happened to the 20 Oompa Loompas he had tested it on, and that "it's just weird." Scarlett then protests that she cannot have a blueberry for a daughter, as Violet can no longer compete. Veruca recommends that Violet should be placed into a county fair due to her enormity, much to Wonka's amusement. Scarlett contemplates this idea as music starts playing.
Oompa Loompas then emerge from the smoke of the Inventing Room and start to roll Violet along, singing her titular song, mocking her over her chewing gum obsession, and jumping onto her and dancing. During the whole scene, Violet is shown groaning and screaming in fear at her fate, her voice noticeably more muffled and deeper than before, but she is shown to be calmer by the end of her trip. The Oompa Loompas then roll Violet to the door, and after seeing where she was going Violet called for help and screamed for Wonka, hoping that someone would heed to her plea to stay on the tour. Wonka orders them to take her to the juicing room at once so that the juice can be squeezed out of her like a pimple. Hearing this, Scarlett runs off to help Violet, who is stuck in the Inventing Room door and calling out for her mother. She is last seen being pushed out of the Inventing Room onto the candy boat.
During Violet's transformation, the tour group and Wonka in particular mantain a large distance from her. Although not confirmed, it is heavily implied due to her enormity that her exploding may be a possibility. However, as the Oompa Loompas roll Violet, Wonka does not make an attempt to rush them, suggesting that Violet is not in any immediate danger, if perhaps any at all, but this could be attributed to his apathy towards peoples safety.
When Veruca questions whether Violet would always be a blueberry, Wonka states his uncertainty before reinforcing his disgust towards gum. She is not seen for the rest of the tour.
Violet is last seen leaving the factory with her mother. Violet had been completely juiced, but retains both human and blueberry traits - she has newfound flexibility and is still blue. As Scarlett walks along Violet cartwheels and back-flips after her, seemingly very pleased with her new abilities, even informing her mother that she is now much more flexible. However Scarlett coldly responds "Yes but you're blue," upset that they had lost the grand prize.
Scarlett Beauregarde - Scarlett is Violet's mother. However she behaves more like a coach than a mother, constantly telling Violet to win no matter what and giving her an unhealthily amount of praise. It’s implied in several scenes that she's living vicariously through her daughter and is only really interested in Violet winning. When Violet turns into a blueberry, she became worried that she wouldn't be able to compete, but contemplated Veruca's suggestion for putting her in a county fair. She wasn't upset about Violet's fate until she left the factory, upset that Violet had lost, implying that she assumed Violet would still stay on the tour even after becoming a blueberry.
Veruca Salt - Violet and Veruca hated each other from the moment they saw each other. However they tried to cover it by pretending to be best friends. Veruca is shown to be extremely pleased with Violet's transformation, as now her competition has been removed. She even suggests placing Violet in a county fair and later asks Wonka if Violet will always be a blueberry, hoping that her life will be ruined forever.
Charlie Bucket - While the rest of the kids (except for Mike to a lesser extent and Veruca who never interacted with Charlie) treated Charlie poorly, Violet was noticeably the rudest to Charlie, even called him a loser when grabbing a candy apple. It‘s unknowing how she reacted when Charlie won the prize.
Willy Wonka - Violet is shown to be initially weirded out by Wonka's demeanor, but immediately ignores it and gives him a hug, feigning respect. Throughout the tour up until her elimination, she is shown to be close to Wonka whenever he is introducing his factory. It is strongly implied that she's acting respectful to Wonka to get his support for the grand prize.
Behind the Scenes
The transformation sequence was initially done similar to the 1971 version, with AnnaSophia Robb being placed in a suit that inflated. However, the crew was not satisfied with the final product, so they decided to scrap it in favor of CGI, with only parts of Robb's face being unaltered. Robb was given a prosthetic cheeks to simulate Violet's cheeks during the sequence, and an animatronic double was also used as well.
- Violet is the shortest member of the tour. However, following her transformation, she became the tallest.
- As the tallest person in the world is 8 feet 11 inches, Blueberry Violet technically holds the world record for the tallest person, however due to her status as a blueberry this could be disputed.
- She was named after a color in French which is another name for the color "Purple", in English.
- Throughout the movie, Violet never interacted with Augustus, Grandpa Joe, the parents of the other kids or Mike.
- Violet stores her used up gum in her right ear.
- Violet has a best friend whom she beat a record named Cornelia Prinzmetel in the book. Although her name was not stated, Violet did say, "My best friend is also a gum chewer, it used to be her record, but I beat it so now the record's MINE!" Violet also mentions Cornelia in the 1971 movie.
- She has a tomboyish, rude personality. She always interrupts people, and possibly does disrespectful things in public like shoving, pushing, and calling others inappropriate names.
- Violet's body didn’t turn entirely blue. Her lips are noticeably still red (See 1), and the area at the center of her stomach is slightly discolored (See 2).
- Violet's fate was foreshadowed a few times. She just happened to wear a blue tracksuit the day of the tour, and during the tunnel scene one of the first scenes is a blue light shining over Violet.
- There is an error during Violet's rolling scene. Near the exit, Violet is seen being rolled forwards. However, at the door, Violet was being rolled backwards. There was no sign of a change in direction.
- She and Mike Teavee are the only winners to come from North America.
- Violet's dad doesn't appear at all in the movie.
- She’s the only child in this adaptation with blonde hair.
- Despite being too wide to fit through the door, during the next scene she’s shown fitting through just perfectly.
- She’s the only tour member to not be fully human, instead being part blueberry by the end of the tour.
- Furthermore, she and Mike Teavee are the only tour members who came out permanently changed physically.
Violet Turning Violet
Violet's song is a 60's disco that talks about about how competitive she is, and how chewing gum is bad for you.
Listen close, listen hard, the tale of Violet Beauregarde. This dreadful girl she sees no wrong... Chewing, chewing, chewing, chewing, chewing, chewing all day long.
Chewing, chewing all day long Chewing, chewing all day long Chewing, chewing all day long.
She goes on chewing till at last, her chewing muscles grow so fast, And for her face a giant chin, sticks out just like a violin...
Chewing, chewing all day long Chewing, chewing all day long Chewing, chewing all day long.
For years and years she chews away, her jaws get stronger every day. And with one great tremendous chew... they bite the poor girl's tongue in two. And that is why we try so hard, to save Miss Violet Beauregarde.
Chewing, chewing all day long Chewing, chewing all day long Chewing, chewing, chewing, chewing, chewing, chewing all day long.
For Violet as a blueberry, see Violet Beauregarde/Blueberry Gallery