Johnny Depp wouldn’t mind playing ALF should someone decide to reboot the bizarre 80s sitcom.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star discussed quite a few things during his conversation with Rolling Stone magazine. At some point during their chat, Depp made a peculiar reference to the furry alien.
“What’s it all about, Alfie?” the busy actor told the publication. “Or, ‘ALF!’ Probably best to go to ‘ALF,’ actually. What’s it all about, ‘ALF?’”
He continued, “I should play ‘ALF.’ F***ing fantastic. ‘ALF.’ Yeah, it should be called ‘ALF: The Stuff You Never Saw.’”
ALF (Alien Life Form) debuted on NBC back in 1986. The show told the story of an extraterrestrial named Gordon Shumway from the planet Melmac. After he crashes into a suburban garage, the alien befriends a family who attempt to keep his existence a secret. It was odd, to say the very least.
If Johnny Depp stays in the business long enough, he may get an opportunity to play Gordon Shumway in a big-screen ALF adaptation. However, the former 21 Jump Street star revealed he doesn’t want to be acting 10 years from now. A lot of this apparently has to do with the price of fame.
“Going somewhere where you don’t have to be on the run or sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel. At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realize that, on some level, you lived a life of a fugitive,” he explained.
Despite talks of leaving Hollywood behind, Depp has quite a few movies currently on his plate. In addition to Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, the actor is also attached to star in Transcendence, Into the Woods, and the inevitable Pirates of the Caribbean 5 for Disney.
Would you like to see Johnny Depp star in a big-screen version of ALF?