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5 Minutes with Johnny Depp

Startbeitrag von Uschi am 29.09.2003 15:10

5 minutes with Johnny Depp:
Reinventing the screen pirate

By Ivor Davis

SCREEN pirates will never be the same now that Johnny Depp has swapped the “swash” and the “buckle” in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in favor of the “slap” and the “stick”, as he turns in one of the most outrageous performances of his live-wire career.

Hollywood’s one-time hell-raiser plays the comic, slightly inebriated pirate Jack Sparrow opposite Oscar-winner Geof­frey Rush, Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings) and Bend it Like Beckham’s Keira Knight­ley.

While one might expect Depp’s pirate to be slightly related to those dashing Hollywood heroes of yesteryear–Errol Flynn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Burt Lancaster–the star of films like Edward Scissor­hand, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Donnie Brasco, Choco­lat and Blow has put his very own novel imprint on the genre.

Depp, on a rare visit to Hollywood from his home in the South of France where he lives with French singer Vanessa Paradis–the mother of their two children, Lily-Rose, 4; and Jack, 1–sits in the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, looking part rock star and part . . . well . . . part pirate.

When he smiles, the gold teeth he had fitted to play Sparrow glint in the harsh light. His blond-streaked hair sticks out from an oversized blue-woolen ski cap. He wears heavy-framed brown glasses and sports a black goatee and mustache. It’s a warm June afternoon, but Depp is dressed for winter: a well-worn brown suede jacket over blue-denim shirt which flops over his blue jeans and heavy black boots. On his tattooed hands he wears three gold and silver rings–all with skull emblems. In between sips of cola and brief trips outside for a quick smoke, Depp seems to enjoy talking about this 21st century brand of pirate he has created.

Question: Why are you still wearing your gold teeth?

Answer: I kept them in case we had to do some reshoots. I haven’t had time to go to a good dentist to get rid of them.

Q: How did you create Jack Sparrow?

A: Those pirates of that era were the rock ‘n’ roll stars of their time. So I modeled him on Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. It wasn’t an imitation of Keith, but a salute to him. I didn’t follow him around, but we’re friends and I’ve spent time with him and his family. I think he’s the greatest rock ‘n’ roll star of all time–an incredibly interesting man beyond the Stones. A pirate guy, yet unbelievably wise–a sage, a Buddha.

Q: What does he think of it?

A: We’ll know when he sees the film, but he’s OK with it.

Q: And isn’t there a little bit of Pepe Le Pew, the skunk from the Looney tunes cartoon in your performance also?

A: Yes. Pepe was always in a good mood whatever was going on around him, no matter what the reality of the situation. And I also added some Rastafarian to Sparrow’s look.

Q: And where did Sparrow’s slurry voice come from?

A: He’s a guy with a martini glass in his hand–the Dean Martin sort of thing. Not really drunk if you can lie on the floor and hold on. Sparrow spent too much time on the water at the mercy of the elements, so maybe his brain is seriously cooked from all that sun.

Q: Were you happy with him in the end?

A: I knew this guy so well and felt really comfortable in his skin. He was constantly changing and shaping himself into different molds. He’s a guy who is able to run between the raindrops. He tries to stay on every­one’s good side because he’s wise enough to know he might need them in the future. He also has bad breath.

Q: Is this type-casting. After all Johnny Depp has been a bit of a pirate in Hollywood all his life?

A: I never thought of myself that way. That whole rebel image thing was something they slapped on me just to be able to have a name for the product.

Q: You certainly can’t be accused to sticking to the same kind of role all the time.

A: The second you get pigeon-holed in Hollywood, you either get really rich or really successful or go over. If you do roles you’re good at, it can become a shtick and you do it each time out of the gate. That’s not particularly satisfying and not fair to audiences. It’s important to surprise audiences–and yourself.

Q: Would you have liked to be a pirate?

A: Not necessarily, although my daughter thinks I’m one.

Q: This is a PG-13 movie. Can your daughter watch it?

A: I think so. I took her on the Pirates ride in Disneyland. She then wanted to go to the princess shop to buy a dress.

Q: Has being a family man changed you?

A: The kiddies gave me everything–great strength, perspective and calm–not to mention sleep deprivation.

Q: What’s the difference now you have a son?

A: A boy is shockingly different. Lily-Rose is such a perfect, elegant little thing. Now Jack stands up, screams like some God-awful warrior and runs straight into the wall. He falls down, shakes it off and then does it again.

Q: Sparrow doesn’t get the girl in this movie–have you grown out of heartthrob roles?

A: It’s weird. I was kicking 40 and Keira was 17 at the time. It’s an odd feeling as it was in The Man Who Cried because I was supposed to do love scenes with Christina Ricci, who I’d met when she was 8.

Q: Is there any chance of you working with your wife?

A: When I’m working, she comes with me and the kids. And when she’s working I go with her and the kids. People have offered us stuff and I’d love to do something with her. We could all go to work together.

Q: You’ve just finished playing J.M. Barrie, the man who wrote Peter Pan. That’s a big jump from a pirate movie.

A: They’re pretty far away from each other. But I thought the Barrie story was a beautiful one. He was an incredibly dark, depressed and morose fellow. The guy literally stopped growing when his brother died as a child. He used to dress up as his brother in front of his Mom because she was so devastated by the loss of her son. Barrie was very comfortable with children. He could talk openly with them and was inspired by children. But around adults he was really like a stone.

Q: You were once engaged to Winona Ryder. What’s your take on what’s happened to her?

A: I think she was unfairly beaten up in the media. It was like a serial TV show and really ludicrous. But knowing her and knowing how sharp she is and how strong she is, she’ll come out of that stuff fine. She’s got a great sense of humor, too.
-- ENS

Antworten:

Q: This is a PG-13 movie. Can your daughter watch it?

A: I think so. I took her on the Pirates ride in Disneyland. She then wanted to go to the princess shop to buy a dress.


War bei meiner Tochter genau so. Ich war im selben Boot wie er. Tralala

von Sanni - am 29.09.2003 15:16
Sanni schrieb:

Zitat

Q: This is a PG-13 movie. Can your daughter watch it?

A: I think so. I took her on the Pirates ride in Disneyland.
She then wanted to go to the princess shop to buy a dress.


War bei meiner Tochter genau so. Ich war im selben Boot wie
er. Tralala


WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS ??
Wie kann man eigentlich eine PB krönen. Ich meine, du musst unsere Königin sein !!
Darf ich dir die Stiefel-Riemen putzen ??

von Uschi - am 29.09.2003 15:44
Er mogelt. Im Moment ist die Vanne nicht bei ihm. Aber er lässt sich von den Medien halt auch nicht so in die Karten schauen. Richtig so.
Und wenn die Vanne auch wieder voll arbeitet, sehen die sich ja gar nicht so viel. Was macht er da mit seiner ÜBERSCHÜSSIGEN Energie?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

von Silke - am 29.09.2003 15:48
Silke schrieb:

Zitat

Er mogelt. Im Moment ist die Vanne nicht bei ihm. Aber er
lässt sich von den Medien halt auch nicht so in die Karten
schauen. Richtig so.
Und wenn die Vanne auch wieder voll arbeitet, sehen die sich
ja gar nicht so viel. Was macht er da mit seiner
ÜBERSCHÜSSIGEN
Energie?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


Das Interview ist schon älter !!
Na, die Energie könntest DU doch abzapfen, oder ?? :D

von Uschi - am 29.09.2003 15:49
Uschi schrieb:

Zitat

Silke schrieb:


Er mogelt. Im Moment ist die Vanne nicht bei ihm. Aber er
lässt sich von den Medien halt auch nicht so in die Karten
schauen. Richtig so.
Und wenn die Vanne auch wieder voll arbeitet, sehen die sich
ja gar nicht so viel. Was macht er da mit seiner
ÜBERSCHÜSSIGEN
Energie?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


Das Interview ist schon älter !!
Na, die Energie könntest DU doch abzapfen, oder ?? :D


Willst du jetzt plötzlich verzichten!!! Tu jetzt bloß nichts BLÖDES!!!!

von Silke - am 29.09.2003 15:51
Silke schrieb:

Willst du jetzt plötzlich verzichten!!! Tu jetzt bloß nichts
BLÖDES!!!!
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Würde ja gerne. Aber Silke, ich bin realistisch. Ich bin zu alt für den Deppen. Der steht doch nicht auf Komposties !! :-(

von Uschi - am 29.09.2003 15:52
LOL, ich glaube du kämst ihm recht.

Das Interview ist wirklich noch vor der Zeit als sie wieder weg mußte. Er mogelt nicht. Ein ehrlicher Pirat :D

Ich habe diese Piratenbahn in Disneyworld geliebt!!!! Nur meine Kleine nicht, der haben wir dann ein Prinzessinnenkleid gekauft. Der Rest von uns war ganz wild auf die karibische Fahrt. Hat mir am besten gefallen. LOL

von Sanni - am 29.09.2003 16:43
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