In his recent interview with Vanity Fair, Johnny Depp reveals that Disney executives were afraid that his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean would ruin the movie. Mostly because they thought Depp’s Sparrow was a drunk homosexual with a learning disability. Daily Mail reports:
Captain Jack Sparrow has quickly become one of the best loved characters in cinema history. But the actor behind the eccentric pirate has revealed how Disney bosses initially hated his take on the character. Johnny Depp revealed: ‘They couldn’t stand him. They just couldn’t stand him. ‘I think it was Michael Eisner, the head of Disney at the time, who was quoted as saying, “He’s ruining the movie.”‘ But it appeared the actor decided to have a bit of fun with Disney executives, who were used to releasing clean-cut, family-friendly entertainment. The 47-year-old, currently promoting new film The Tourist, says he wasn’t bothered by who he calls ‘Upper-echelon Disney-ites, going, “What’s wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?” ‘And so I actually told this woman who was the Disney-ite… “But didn’t you know that all my characters are gay?” Which really made her nervous.’
You could take all the money that the Pirates franchise has made, load in an airplane, fly across America while blowing the money out with a leaf blower, and when you landed, you would still have enough money to buy every single child in Haiti and a Superbowl commercial of Katy Perry giving you a blowjob while Daniel-Day Lewis does her from behind. I don’t know, I think Michael Eisner might have been wrong on this one.