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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. 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 body parts, including her head, arms, and legs, were sucked into her body, leaving behind small indents where they should be. Her biggest part of her body is her belly, which had swelled to the point where it protrudes from her shirt. The rest of her body had seemingly connected with each other, making it impossible to tell them apart. Most notably, Violet is blue, 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 (Piston Cups) 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 wanted to be the first person to try Wonka's gum. During her transformation, she continues to chew the gum. Even after she becomes a blueberry, she calls out to Wonka in an attempt to stay on the tour so she could win the final prize, ignoring the fact that she may be a blueberry forever. 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 is 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 is 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 like a charm, 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 slightly wrong when Violet hit's 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 purplish 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. 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, whose hands and hair start to turn blue.
As Violet asks her mother what is happening to her, Violet's body begins to gurgle and her stomach starts to swell up to the point that her belly bulges out of her clothes, turning her clothes purple as well. Violet's butt doubles in size, causing Violet to stare at it in shock. Grandpa Joe then notes that Violet is swelling up, and Charlie announces that it's like a blueberry as Violet's cheeks swell up, turning her pupils bright blue. Violet feels her body as it continues to expand at an extremely rapid rate, however eventually Violet's head, arms, and legs get sucked into the rest of her body, leaving her as nothing but gigantic blueberry. Violet is no longer able to move her body and can only rock back and forth.
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 the recommends that Violet be placed into a county fair 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 role 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, although she had calmed down by the end of the trip. The Oompa Loompas then roll Violet to the door, with Violet calling out Wonka's name. 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.
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 is left as a part-human, part-blueberry hybrid. As a result, she‘s thin, flexible 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 still blue," implying that she‘ll give up coaching Violet and treat her like an actual daughter.
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. However she does show some motherly instinct when she rushes to help Violet out of the door and later has seemingly decided to stop coaching Violet, being more concerned with the fact her daughter is permanently blue.
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 and 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.
- When Violet became a blueberry, she’s significantly bigger than in the original movie.
- 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.
- Violet's dad doesn't appear at all in the movie.
- She is the only child in this adaptation with blonde hair.
- Despite being too wide to fit through the door, during the next scene she is shown fitting through just perfectly.
- She is 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