Johnny Depp Says Goodbye to Captain Jack
Johnny Depp's portrayal as the sexually-ambiguous, booze-addled pirate Captain Jack Sparrow has catabulted the Pirates of the Caribbean into the pop-culture firmament and the box-office stratosphere. In this print interview with Ian Nathan, Depp bares his buccaneer soul.
Depp’s final moments were filmed at an old aircraft hangar in Palmdale, just north of Los Angeles, where a replica of Sparrow’s beloved ship, The Black Pearl, had been built.
One of the scenes saw Sparrow all alone and wrestling with his conscience – a suitably reflective moment on which to bow out of the role.
"He was having a good-versus-evil dialogue with himself. It was one of those moments where you are just doing anything you can to postpone it.
Gore said, “I think we’ve got everything, but do you want another take?” And I said, “Yes, let’s do another take. Let me try something else.”
But it was only because I didn’t want to face the inevitable.
I’d been that person for umpteen months. I didn’t want to say goodbye."
(Disclosure: Whilst jordan does not condone the piloting of watercraft while under the influence of alcohol, he is a big Pirates fan)