Johnny Depp has finally confirmed what many of us have long suspected: his fey, mascara-clad Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean
series is gay.
In fact, he's gone one step further, claiming in a new interview with the Guardian
that ALL the characters he plays are gay.
The bold claim actually came as a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to concerned Disney bosses, as Depp recounted that he was almost fired from the first instalment of the Pirates
series when bosses were apparently concerned about his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow.
“It trickled back to me somehow that, ‘Goddammit, Johnny Depp’s ruining the film! What is that thing? Is it drunk, is it gay?” Depp told the Guardian
. He ultimately had to meet with a top executive who asked him what was going on. “When they asked if it was gay, I said: ‘Didn’t you know all my characters are gay?’”
Back in 2013, the actor spoke to the Metro
about the confusion caused by his flamboyant performance.
"I’m very happy to explore all possibilities of a character and really, you know, dive into the role,’ he said.
"They couldn’t understand what I was doing. You know? To the point where Disney wanted to... wanted to fire me. They didn’t understand the character. They were actually contemplating subtitling the film."
So there you have it: Depp's been playing gay his whole career. We'll never watch Edward Scissorhands
the same way again...
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