One of the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory stars has nothing but praise for Tim Burton's new adaptation. Julia Dawn Cole, who played the spoiled brat Veruca Salt in the 1971 film, thinks "it's as good as the original" and admits that her son Barney "says it's better." Cole told Femalefirst.co.uk that author Roald Dahl didn't like the original film but she's "convinced he would have loved this version. It picks up on all of the darker elements of his story, which kids love." Burton's film, as you may already know, is not a remake of the original movie, but an adaptation of the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, after which it's named. However, Cole wouldn't say that Burton's version is better than the original, as "that will always be special" to her.

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