Calah Lane (Noodle) Interview for Wonka Blu-ray, DVD & Digital

By 2/28/2024 05:07:00 PM ,

Now that the WONKA film has released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD, I was able to interview Calah Lane, who plays Noodle, and get the movie details!

Note: I was invited as media for cast interview. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

In WONKA Noodle is described by Paul King (Director / Screen and Story Writer) as "a wise old head on a young person’s shoulders." While Calah plays her role well, in real life she's vibrant and a fun interview.

So I wanted to ask her about going on her own personal quest like Wonka did.

Going on a Personal Quest

Calah Lane: Oh, on a quest. What would it be for? I would love to get a quest to find something. I love to go on a scavenger hunt.

Probably something like that, where I'd find the big prize at the end, like the chest of gold, at the end of the rainbow, probably something like that.

Enjoying Chocolate on Set

Calah Lane: I definitely liked all the chocolates. The only one that I really got chance to eat, was the silver lining. That's the one that I ate over and over again. It's so good.

But there was also a teacup, at the end of the song a world of your own, me and Timmy are eating like a teacup and drinking out of it. But it's like crazy because that taste so good also.

Calah Lane: And we had a Chocolatier on set. She made all the chocolate, she like handcrafted them. They tasted absolutely incredible. And they looked beautiful too.

Becoming Her Noodle Character

Calah Lane: I definitely love how strong she is. She's a very strong character and she knows what she wants. I feel like her and Willie's relationship is really cool because she's like, the parent.

She's like, okay, you do this, you do that and Wonka is kind like the child. She teaches him how to read and all of that stuff. I definitely like that about her and I loved playing her.

Calah Lane: It was very cool being an original character. I had that flexibility, so I got to make it my own.

To get me into that mindset, I watched Annie a couple times, and that's actually one of my favorite movies also. So I kind of got to like feel how it felt and all that.

Training for Musical Scenes

Calah Lane: We first started off with 10 weeks of no filming, just rehearsing. I didn't have a lot of dancing to do, but I did have a lot of singing to do, definitely. So, I would do a bunch of vocal things all the time.

And I used to be kind of nervous, because I was singing. I had never done anything this big before. But I remember walking into the rehearsal rooms and seeing everybody rehearse their numbers and it's just so cool to see.

Peek into Noodle's Future

Calah Lane: Definitely gonna have a lot of books. She's a big fan of books, she's definitely gonna be reading.

She's definitely not going to be in those clothes anymore. She definitely gonna have better clothes. Some better clothes, better hairstyle. I mean, she's gonna have it all.

I think we'll see an older version of her and a more sophisticated version. She's now got what she's been wanting for a long time. So she's happy now.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “WONKA” tells the wondrous story of a young chocolate-maker, armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time.

WONKA is currently available for Digitally purchase and rental and on February 27 will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD from online and physical retailers from Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures.


Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

The film is an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor.

Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, with Oscar winner Olivia Colman, and Hugh Grant.


  • Unwrapping Wonka: Paul King’s Vision - Revered director Paul King takes you on a deep dive into his experience adapting the beloved story of Wonka.
  • The Whimsical Music of Wonka - Composer Joby Talbot and songwriter Neil Hannon take you into the studio to illuminate the craft behind the wondrous songs of the film.
  • Welcome to Wonka Land - Production designer Nathan Crowley and the rest of the “Wonka” crew discuss creating the magical sets that transport audiences to the worlds of the film.
  • Hats Off to Wonka - Costume designer Lindy Hemming breaks down the inspiration and intention behind each of the character’s wonderful costumes.
  • Wonka’s Chocolatier - Chocolatier Gabriella Cugno provides an in-depth look at the creatin of the beautiful chocolates seen in “Wonka.”

From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Barbie” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical”).

Simon Farnaby (“Paddington 2”) & Paul King wrote the screenplay, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are executive producers.

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