Veruca Salt is one of the four bratty children to win a golden ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. She is a girl that wants everything she sees and nothing stops her from asking for things she wants. She is portrayed by Julia Winter.
Nut Room Edit
In the factory, Veruca wants a squirrel and asks her father for one. When Wonka states that they are not for sale, Veruca goes rogue and tries to steal a squirrel from the nut room. What she didn't expect was all 100 squirrels attacking her on the spot. 99 of them pinned her down on the blue and white floor. The remaining one knocked on her head to see if she was a "bad nut". Upon learning she is, they drag her to the garbage chute in the center of the room and tosses her down (which would lead to the garbage can). Outraged, her father decides to go into the nut room himself and demands the squirrels for Veruca. The squirrels simply knocked him into the garbage chute to teach him a lesson.
Since her father got a lesson on parenting from the Oompa Loompa's, Veruca's life would probably have changed forever. Her father would've gotten more strict (as shown as they leave the factory covered in garbage).
Veruca's Song Edit
Veruca's song is a 1930's Christmas-time melody (with the sitar in the background) It is sung right after she falls down the garbage chute. It describes how rotten she is (figuratively, and literally).
Veruca Salt, the little brute, has just gone down the garbage chute,
And she will meet, as she descends...
A rather different set of friends, a rather different set of friends!
A fish head, for example cut this morning from a halibut.
An oyster from an oyster stew.
A steak that no one else would chew.
And lots of other things as well, each with it's rather horrid smell!
These are Veruca's new found friends, that she will meet as she descends!
These are Veruca's new found friends!
Who went and spoiled her, who indeed?
Who pandered to her every need?
Who turned her into such a brat?
Who are the culprits, who did that?
The guilty ones, now this is sad, are dear old mum and loving Dad.
- Veruca is the only child to be absent for her Oompa Loompa song.
- Julia Winter joked that they chose her because she has an "evil spirit" inside of her.
- Veruca, along with Mike Teavee, are the only children who are not directly mean to Charlie Bucket.
- She is the only child to not directly interact with Charlie.
- The only other child she interacts with is Violet, if you don't count her shoving Mike out of the way.
- Her mansion in the movie is an actual house. It was filmed at the famous Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, U.K.
- Veruca has one pony, two dogs, four cats, six bunny rabbits, two parakeets, three canaries, one green parrot, one turtle, and one silly old hamster.
- She has a girly-girl personality.
- According to Tim Burton, Veruca talking about her "marvellous pets" is actually a dialouge error.
- She is the youngest child of the tour.