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Johnny Depp Says Disney Originally Hated His Jack Sparrow Performance

Jack Sparrow is one of Johnny Depp‘s most iconic roles. He has played the character in five films and even earned an Oscar nomination for the part, but Disney was not a fan of his performance at first!

The 55-year-old actor revealed in a new interview that Disney execs tried to fire him during production and they “hated” him.

“Disney hated me. [They were] thinking of every way they could to get rid of me, to fire me. ‘Oh, we’re going to have to subtitle him.’ ‘We don’t understand Captain Jack Sparrow. What’s wrong with him?’ ‘What’s wrong with his arms?’ ‘Is he drunk?’ ‘Is he mentally fucking stupefied?’ ‘Is he gay?’” Johnny told British GQ.

He added, “They asked me, ‘Is he gay?’ and I answered the question over the phone. It was a lady called Nina Jacobson from Disney at the time and she asked me a couple of questions and then said, ‘What is it, Johnny? Is he gay?’ My tendency, of course, is to be irreverent so I said, ‘Nina, didn’t you know all my characters are gay?’ That was a pretty abrupt end to the conversation. And I just continued shaping Jack the way I believed was best.”

Nina went on to produce The Hunger Games franchise, Crazy Rich Asians, and the TV shows American Crime Story and Pose.

Pictured inside: Johnny attending the premiere of his upcoming movie Richard Says Goodbye during the 2018 Zurich Film Festival on Friday night (October 5) at Festival Centre in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Johnny Depp Attends 'A Conversation With...' Event at Zurich Film Festival 2018!

Johnny Depp is opening up!

The 55-year-old actor was in attendance at the A Conversation With… event held at the 2018 Zurich Film Festival on Friday (October 5) in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Johnny attended the festival as a guest of honor, and also attended the screening of his movie Richard Says Goodbye at the Arthouse Le Paris, followed by a Q&A with attendees.

The movie is about a college professor who lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

The 14th edition of the Zurich Film Festival presents 160 films from 48 countries.

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Amber Heard Fires Back at Johnny Depp's 'Entirely Untrue' Statements

Johnny Depp recently gave an interview to British GQ where he denied any allegations of domestic abuse and his ex wife, Amber Heard, is now firing back with a statement.

“If GQ had done even a basic investigation into Mr. Depp’s claims, it would have quickly realized that his statements are entirely untrue,” Amber‘s lawyer said in a statement (via THR). Mr. Depp has blatantly disregarded the parties’ confidentiality agreement and yet has refused to allow Ms. Heard to respond to his baseless allegations, despite repeated requests that she be allowed to do so. Mr. Depp is shamefully continuing his psychological abuse of Ms. Heard, who has attempted to put a very painful part of her life firmly in her past. One need only look at the physical evidence to draw the proper conclusion.”

Amber and Johnny settled their divorce and domestic violence case in 2016.

Johnny Depp Says It Hurt to Be Considered a Violent Man

Johnny Depp is opening up about the last three to four years of his life in an in-depth interview with British GQ for the magazine’s November 2018 issue.

Here is what the 55-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On the last three to four years: “The last three or four years has felt like a perverse situation that was inflicted on me. It hurts.”

On the Hollywood film industry: “This vile f–king circus… But did it stop all the power mongers in Hollywood who were interested in shutting me up? Big money was being thrown about. People suing me at every opportunity. I mean, it’s all so obvious. Listen, I know I was never going to be Cinderella – I know this and accept it. But it felt like within a very, very short period of time that suddenly this version – for lack of a better word – of Cinderella had been immediately turned into the beast. He’s Quasimodo. I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you. And then people start putting things in magazines: ‘He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…’ You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know. Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too. I know the truth and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then fine.”

On being considered a violent man: “The thing that hurt me is being presented as something that you’re really as far away from as you could possibly get, you know? But to…” (Long pause) “To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me. So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain’t going to get into a pissing contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest. I never went out and spoke about the shit.”

For more from Johnny, visit GQ-Magazine.co.uk. See the full feature in the November issue of British GQ, available on digital download on Wednesday, October 3 and on newsstands Thursday, October 4.

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Final New 'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer Reveals Claudia Kim's Character - Watch Here!

A new final trailer for the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released and it contains a big reveal!

The trailer finally reveals Claudia Kim‘s character and it’s major name in the Harry Potter universe. The 33-year-old South Korean actress is playing Nagini — a human “Maledictus” who eventually becomes Lord Voldemort’s trusty snake.

As we meet Nagini (Claudia), she’s a member of the traveling Circus Arcanus where she puts on a very convincing transformation act for muggles.

Also starring in the movie are Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, Carmen Ejogo, and more. The film hits theaters on November 16.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Final Trailer