Phillip Weigratz was the fat kid from the Charlie and the Chocolate factory remake starring Johnny Depp. However, you might be surprised to know that Phillip Weigratz wasn’t fat at all. He had to wear a fat-suit in order to better fit the role as he was cast for his acting skills. Phillip did his own stunts for the movie and is known to be a complete adrenaline junkie.
After his huge success on an International level, Phillip returned back to his home country Germany where he continues his career as an actor. His most famous project in Germany was titled “Wild Chicks”. The movie was not as successful as his first movie, but was a critical success with many critics. During the filming of the movie, Phillip was rumored to be seeing his co-star Paula Riemann.
His speculated relationship with co-star Paula always saw him in high spirits. He was very happy and was seen taking Paula to well-known restaurants in and around Berlin. The rumored couples were spotted holding hands on their holiday in Amsterdam.
Phillip, who has always kept his personal life clandestine, has kept this incident out of the media and criticized the media for trying to harass them on their holiday. Paula, on the other hand, did not make any comment when asked about her involvement with Phillip.
In any case Phillip and Paula’s rumored relationship did not last long as the actor was seen going around with an unknown female in Munich in the fall of 2011. According to fans, they looked like they were in love and were very much on a date. Phillip once again asked the media to keep out of his private business, when asked about the alleged incident.
Phillip, other than the fore mentioned speculations, hasn’t been linked to any other person and is known to spend his time with his siblings doing crazy things such as base jumping , cliff diving , sky diving etc. After all, he is an adrenaline junkie!
In 2012 Phillip featured in the Historical drama Lore, which garnered huge critical success, and was seen bagging awards in major film festivals around the world. His involvement in this movie gave a boost to his career, helping him land roles for other acclaimed independent movies.
Phillip, at such an early age of 22, has managed to grab the attention of many prominent film makers in the world and is currently working in multiple projects. When asked about his return to studio movies he answered back saying not anytime soon. He said he was too busy making art to do anything commercial.
Philip has confirmed that his sexual preference is straight and not gay as there was a rumor going on about it in mid 2014. The actor is not active on any social networking platforms like twitter or Instagram and is rather known for his reclusive attitude toward society.