Mrs. Beauregarde is the mother of Violet Beauregarde and is a surporting character in the novel and a minor antagonist in the 2005 film. She disapproved of her daughter's chewing gum habit in the novel, but in the 2005 film, she strongly encouraged it until the end of the film. .
In the Novel Mrs Beauregarde is a minor surpporting charater and Violet's long suffering mother who constantly disapporves of Violet's excesive chewing habbit. and is highly annoyed by Violet's rudeness and unlady like behaviour.
On the day of the door Mrs Beauregarde accompanies her husband and daughter to the factory but dose'net really say much until the inveting room where she and her husband show a slightly glory hungry side when they breifly encourage Violet's chewing habbit when she tests the three course meal chewing gum but this is quickly expunged when Violet turns into a blueberry and she demands that Violet be turned back. She and Mr Beauregarde then accompany Violet to the jucing room and when last seen both are leaving the factory with a now blue Violet.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Mrs Beauregarde is only breifly seen in the 1971 film trying to control Violet during her interview only to be hushed up by her daughter.
2005 film Edit
In the 2005 film, she was played by Missi Pyle and is called Scarlett Beauregarde. Unlike her novel counterpart, Beauregarde strongly encourages Violet's gum-chewing. In the film, she accompanied her overconfident and arrogant daughter to the factory, unlike in the 1971 version when Violet was accompanied by her father. It is hinted that the 2005 version is a single parent, as her husband is never mentioned and the fact that she appears to flirt with Wonka several times.
In the 2005 film Mrs Beauregarde is a textbook example of a stage mother/soccer mom, which are parents who deliberately attempt to live their dreams through their children; for instance, Mrs Beauregarde is a former Baton champion and now gains the thrill of victory through her daughter, who she even dresses like herself.
During the interview in their spacious trophey room Mrs Beauregarde is seen glorifying Violets many accomplishments all the while glaring at Violet with a sort of neurotic obession and even tells her to smile more as she is reprosenting her although this is a deleted line.
On the day of the tour Mrs Beauregarde again shows her neurosis when she tells Violet to keep her eyes on the prize just before they enter the factory and again when she give Violet a strange grin after she introduces herself to Wonka. Whilst in the chocolate room Mrs Beauregarde shows just how far she is willing to go to win when she tries to flirt with Wonka most likely to improve Violet's chances of victory.
In the inveting room after Wonka presents his new three course dinner chewing gum Mrs Beauregarde allows Violet to chew the gum with a look of smug pride she even encourages Violet to keep chewing even after Wonka protests but her pride quickly turns to shock when Violet turns into a blueberry but Mrs Beauregarde is only really concered about the fact that Violet can no longer compette and she even contemplates putting Violet in a county fair at Veruca's suggestion.
However despite this Mrs Beauregarde shows a slight hint of concern when Violet becomes stuck in the inveting room door and she rushes to help, When the two leave the factory Mrs Beauregarde's attitude has completely changed as she tells the now blue Violet that even though she is more flexable she is still blue.