Actor at Willy Wonka Disaster Says Even the Script Was AI-Generated

Over the weekend, organizers of what was described as a “Willy Wonka Experience” in Scotland duped unsuspecting parents into bringing their kids to a truly dmsial event using clearly AI-generated marketing materials. The $44-a-ticket experience turned out to fall well short of the fantastical landscapes dreamed up by an AI, with cheap-looking props sparsely populating a dirty warehouse near downtown Glasgow. And as more details come to light, the more the event’s failure sounds inextricably tied to AI. In fact, insiders are now saying, even the scripts for the character actors were AI-generated. Local actor and comedian Paul Connell explained on TikTok how he was hired to be one of the three — not just one — Willy Wonkas tasked to entertain children at the event. “Instead of getting Timothée Chalamet,” Connell said, referring to the actor who recently starred in a movie adaptation “Wonka,” “they got Timothée Charlatan.” Connell says his script appeared to be made up “pretty much of AI-generated gibberish,” he said in his video. “One of my favorite lines was, ‘There is a man who lives here, his name is not known so we call him the Unknown,'” he recalled. “‘The Unknown is an evil chocolate maker who lives in the walls.'” Even more bafflingly, the AI predicted in the script that visitors would react rapturously to the wonders around them. A different script shared by author Séamas O’Reilly on Bluesky is just as baffling, with stage directions dictating “in detail, precisely how delighted the audience…Actor at Willy Wonka Disaster Says Even the Script Was AI-Generated

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