Johnny Depp has offered his fans the opportunity to gain insight into the real Depp, according to USA Today. The 52-year-old star of Pirates of the Caribbean responded to a series of personal (and not so personal) questions during a Facebook live chat.
Watch the full Q&A here.
Johnny Depp, who is currently promoting the trailer for his upcoming movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, had a Facebook chat with the director of the movie, James Bobin. Fans of the actor have been wondering for a while how Depp, who so masterfully portrays extravagant and eccentric characters on screen, appears so modest and sometimes even awkward at awards and during interviews.
Some fans are even wondering whether it’s all an act, claiming that Johnny Depp even fakes his accent. The actor, raised in Kentucky, sometimes sounds British and even Australian during his interviews. Another thing that makes Depp an enigma is that he sometimes appears on red carpets with a rather messy look.
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But Johnny Depp has finally addressed some of the most burning questions of the fans during the Facebook chat. In particular, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor revealed that his favorite song from childhood is French: “Le Mer” by Charles Trenet. He also enjoys the English cover by Bobby Darin.
Johnny Depp also revealed that he loves unexpected turns in movies, saying that it’s “far more interesting” than saying scripted lines. The actor also revealed that he always has the book Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce at hand.
Johnny Depp said that he has had dreams of most of his film roles. And moreover, the actor has repeatedly applied the things that he had seen in his dreams to his characters. Depp also revealed that his brain is “not a wonderland.”
“My brain, I can say with 1000- percent (certainty), is not a wonderland. It is a circus that’s constant. I don’t know that it’s healthy, but I do know that I don’t keep it occupied…”
The actor also said he found his own place on the planet that guarantees total anonymity and freedom. And for Johnny Depp, that’s somewhere in the Bahamas — his “wonderland.” Depp also said he’d be a white-trash sandwich when a fan asked a random question to describe what kind of sandwich he would be.
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And Johnny Depp also has a special message for all those who are not planning to watch his upcoming movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, which opens in theaters May 26 and also stars Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mia Wasikowska, and Alan Rickman, who died earlier this year.
“If you don’t watch it, I will be outside your house in a tree, and I will scare you.”
Johnny Depp is scheduled to speak at a rally of atheists and secularists later this year, according to CNS News. The Reason Rally, which organizes the gathering, has recently released a statement in which it said the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor is scheduled to speak at the upcoming rally, which will take place on June 4 in Washington, D.C.
“The Rally will be held June 4, 2016, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, along with a number of ancillary events at nearby hotels.”
The statement also said the rally will include two days of lobbying, a pre-party and after parties, a mini-conference, and a number of VIP events, which will feature Johnny Depp.
Apart from Johnny Depp, the rally will also include TV personality Bill Nye, comedians Julia Sweeney and Margaret Cho, and such musicians as Killah Priest and Mark White of the Spin Doctors.
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