Johnny Depp was a ‘nightmare’ to work with on the set of the latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean ‘movie, it’s been claimed.
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, DJ on leading Australian breakfast radio show ‘The Kyle and Jackie O Show’, has said that she was told by crew-members on the movie, which was shot on the Gold Coast, were frequently left waiting for Depp to show up on set.
It’s said that the causes of the issues were down to his deteriorating relationship with his now-estranged wife Amber Heard.
“I remember talking to some crew members from Pirates Of The Caribbean and they just said, ‘Working on that was a nightmare’,” she told listeners.
“He would never turn up [for work] because they were always fighting.”
The remarks came as part of a discussion about recent headlines which allege that Depp cut the end of his finger off in a rage, while high on alcohol and ecstasy.
It’s also alleged that he then dipped the wounded digit in blue paint and daubed a message on a mirror, accusing 30-year-old actress Heard of having an affair with Billy Bob Thornton.
There were reports at the time that the movie’s production was delayed by four weeks due to Depp sustaining a hand injury, and that he’d flown back to the US to undergo surgery.
One story at the time claimed that he’d sustained the injury in a go-karting accident at the house of Aussie MotoGP star Mick Doohan.
“She would drive him up the wall, and he’d never turn up on-set,” added Henderson, saying that crew would ‘wait around for hours and hours’ for Depp to show.
The production of the movie, which is rumoured to have cost a staggering $320 million to make, was also hit with more headline-making controversy when it emerged that Heard had smuggled the couple’s Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into the country on a private jet, circumventing Australia’s strict bio-security laws.
Heard was fined for the offence, after which the pair made a bizarre apology video over the infraction.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’, the fifth movie in the series, is due out in May, 2017, also also stars Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario.
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