Johnny Depp on Being Jack Sparrow

Hollywood a-lister Johnny Depp was a recent guest at the AFI festival in Los Angeles, where he spoke about some of the difficulties he has faced in his career. Our favourite actor Johnny commented on how Disney didn’t seem to understand what the actor was trying to accomplish with his Keith Richards-inspired portrayal of Captain Jack, and they were afraid he was going to sink the movie! Crazy in hindsight!

It trickled back to me that Michael Eisner went on some sort of bent about how ‘Goddamnit, Johnny Depp’s ruining the film! Is it drunk? Is it gay?’ And so I fully expected to be fired, and I got a call from the upper echelon at Disney who were courageous enough to ask me, ‘What the **** are you doing?’…They were actually gonna put subtitles under my character, they couldn’t understand Captain Jack. (Vanity)