Johnny Depp Was 'A Nightmare' On Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Set

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.

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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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