Johnny Depp Stays in Character for Pirates Press Junket

By Richard Horgan Comment

At the top of the Hollywood entertainment journalist food chain are individuals invited to the occasional overseas junket or set visit for a big Hollywood production. Things like the December 1st-2nd junket in Paris for The Tourist and a pre-Thanksgiving drop-in at Pinewood Studios near London to promoteĀ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Coverage of the latter excursion started hitting the web this week. Stephen Weintraub at shares a Jerry Bruckheimer interview, but it’s this tidbit via Laura Prudom at that really caught our attention:

When the group of visiting journalists caught him on the Pirates set at Pinewood, Johnny Depp was still in Jack Sparrow’s costume and, method actor that he is, kept his character’s cockney accent throughout the brief interview. When asked what was new for Jack this time around, Depp joked, “Well, there was a sex change …”

How cool is that? Depp doing the interview as Captain Jack. Here’s a memo to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: hire the Captain to host next year’s Golden Globes. He’s already at the appropriate blood-alcohol threshold.