Belfast Telegraph

Johnny Depp unruffled by film flops

Johnny Depp has said he's completely unfazed by his recent film flops.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star has not enjoyed his usual success with recent films Transcendence and The Lone Ranger.

But Johnny told Details magazine: "What is really satisfying is, like Marlon [Brando], getting to that place where he just didn't give a f***.

"First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work. Then you get to where you care so f***ing much that it gets goddamn beleaguering, you know?

"But then a great thing happens. Suddenly you care enough to not give a f***, because ... that's the total liberation. Being game to try anything."

Johnny, 51, who is engaged to actress Amber Heard, compared the pressure to create hit blockbusters to " like being a dog at the track".

"They expect you to live up to some race you happened to be in and won accidentally. From that first second, you're nothing more than a commodity," he said.

"They have expectations of another Pirates. It's great if something works. Boy, that's killer... it's ugly, I think."

The actor who is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in another Pirates of the Caribbean film in 2017 - said he was "shy" and doesn't like playing the Hollywood game.

"Actors essentially have to peddle their a** to sell the movie," he said.


From Belfast Telegraph