Johnny Depp Regrets Dressing as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland

Posted 2017/11/06 0 0

Johnny Depp didn't get the response he hoped for when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow to surprise Pirates of the Caribbean fans.


While appearing on this week's “The Graham Norton Show” with his “Murder on the Orient Express” co-stars, Depp revealed that it was a dream come true to dress as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland, but later regretted as it did not go as expected. He told Graham Norton that dressing up to appear on an animatronic ride was in fact a very bad idea. He said:

I did something that they---as soon as they did Pirates---I thought, how great would it have the opportunity to stand there as some sort of animatronic until the people come by? And then you start screaming and then, you know, scare them... All these years later I got the chance to do it so I was very excited. These boats were gonna come around the corner and they just sort of looked at me as they were coming around and I'm frozen and I went, 'Oy, what are you looking at?' Nothing back. You know what I got? All of the iPhones in the world going, 'Wow, well that's a pretty good animatronic, actually'... It was exhausting and such a bad idea.

The Pirates stunt wasn't the first time that Johnny Depp popped up in Disneyland, either. He also surprised tourists ahead of the premiere of Alice Through The Looking Glass, by live streaming into a movie poster that was placed innocuously in the park.

During the show, Depp also talked about some of his other iconic roles, including Willy Wonka in the 2005 movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his odd 1990 character in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands.

As for Willy Wonka, the three-time Oscar nominee said the character was inspired by two very different figures in society. "In my head, Willy Wonka was a combination of a rather creepy children’s show host and a very stoned George W Bush," he explained.

While Depp was all about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he confessed that he was not so sure about Edward Scissorhands at first. "When I was sent the script I thought this will never be for me," he shared. "But when I read it, it destroyed me. I had to do it."