Johnny Depp surprised everyone when he turned up to Great Ormond Street Hospital in his ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie costume. Depp has a well publicised relationship with the world famous hospital having appeared there before to visit ill patients. In 2007 his daughter Lily-Rose was admitted there for kidney failure, so when Depp returned in 2015 in Jack Sparrow costume, he described it as ‘a gift’ and the least he could do having had firsthand experience of what patients and parents have gone through.
Johnny Depp’s creation of Captain Jack Sparrow for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ was, shall we say, unexpected in its style. In a chat in front of an audience at the American Film Institute on Sunday night, Depp has discussed how it went down with Disney, the studio behind the behemoth of a franchise. As he’s said in previous interviews, he feared that his outlandish, slurring, Keith Richards-esque interpretation of the character was going to get him fired from the set of the first movie.
One’s a space pirate and captain of a legendarily fast space craft, while the other’s a sea pirate and captain of a legendarily fast ship, so when Harrison Ford and Johnny Depp met at D23 over the weekend, the internet went into meltdown. The pair were at Disney’s official fan convention in California to promote ‘Star Wars 7′ and ‘Pirates 5′, and luckily there were cameras present when Captain Solo of the Millennium Falcon embraced Captain Sparrow of the Black Pearl. We imagine they argued about whose ship was faster (it’s obviously the Falcon) or who was more adept at smuggling (probably Sparrow), or more likely, they compared paycheques (both astronomical). ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ recently finished shooting in Australia and will be released in July 2017, while ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will hit cinemas this December.
Some Australian youngsters got the surprise of their life when Johnny Depp showed up at Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane dressed as the hero from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series. - Robert Downey Jr Got A Huge Payday For Just Two Marvel Movies - Hilary Swank Turning Down Movie Roles To Care For Her Sick Father Depp arrived by helicopter – along with co-star Stephen Graham – to surprise patients wearing full Jack Sparrow regalia and speaking in his character’s English accent. The actor, currently shooting the fifth instalment in the franchise ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Down Under, posed for pictures and chatted with kids in the ward. He also demonstrated his paternal instincts by chatting with a boy called Carter, admitting he didn’t know how to spell his name before giving him some treasure. Meanwhile, he took pictures and made jokes, saying, “If there’s other people in it, why do you call it a selfie?”