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Actor behind viral ‘The Unknown’ at ‘shambles’ Willy Wonka experience finally revealed

Actor behind viral ‘The Unknown’ at ‘shambles’ Willy Wonka experience finally revealed

The teen said 'most people didn't really know' what she was there for.

The actor who played viral character ‘The Unknown’ in the ‘shambles’ Willy Wonka-inspired event has finally been revealed.

Last month's Willy Wonka experience in Glasgow was cancelled as customers called the event an absolute 'shambles'.

The £35-per-head event was supposed to based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and was scheduled to take place over Saturday and Sunday.

However, as hundreds of kids attended the venue with their families, they were shocked to walk into an 'abandoned, empty warehouse'.

Children were left in tears while police were also called to the venue.

In one of the viral videos from last month, it showed the mysterious 'The Unknown' figure appear from behind a mirror to scare whimpering children.

While the kids seemed far from impressed, The Unknown was an instant hit with internet users, with someone creating an action figure of the bizarre villain, who later seemed to join Kylie Minogue on stage at the Brits.

The actor has now finally revealed her identity as Glaswegian teenager Felicia in what was her first paid acting job.

The 16-year-old took to TikTok to identify herself, calling the whole thing 'so ridiculous it was actually funny'.

The actor who played the viral ‘The Unknown’ character in the ‘shambles’ Willy Wonka-inspired event has finally been revealed.

The teenager told BBC: "There weren't any rehearsals. I got there early to practise but it hadn't been set up.

"The actors came up later and it still hadn't been set up.

"We were all saying it was a mess and there hadn't been any organisation, but we were just hoping that together it wouldn't be that bad. But it was."

According to the abandoned script for the event, which many believe was written by AI, The Unknown is an evil rival chocolate maker determined to steal Willy's 'Anti-Graffiti Gobstopper'. They end up getting sucked into a giant vacuum cleaner.

Attendees of the car-crash event didn't know any of this, of course, so may have been surprised to see the unexplained creepy figure, who is totally absent from Roald Dahl's novel, emerge from behind a mirror.

The terrifying Unknown is actually a 16-year-old called Felicia.

Felicia continued: "My character didn't make any sense without the Wonka explaining who I was, that I was The Unknown, an evil chocolate maker who lives in the walls.

"So I was just sitting behind the mirror trying to act creepy because that was the only direction I was given.

"It was definitely a mixed bag of reactions. Some people loved it, some people were terrified of it.

"But I think most people didn't really know what I was there for - which was the same for me."

Felicia said 45 minutes after the doors opened panic started to set in.

She recalled: "The first few runs were actually working quite well because there was order in it.

"But people were straggling in and then it was just all going wrong.

"In the room next to the mirror, one of the Wonkas had been in there for like an hour straight and he hadn't left and the other two Wonkas had just disappeared.

"During that time more people were coming along and it would build up and build up.

"I was sitting behind the mirror texting my mum saying it was going so wrong."

The creator of Willy's Chocolate Experience has since apologised and blamed the failure on 'technical issues'.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Maryanne McCormack/TikTok/@felicia.wishes

Topics: UK News, Viral