Johnny Depp is still out promoting his latest movie, Black Mass, and that included a Q&A after an AFI screening, where he had a few things to say about his first time out as Jack Sparrow, including his fears that he was screwing it up as Jack Sparrow and was going to get fired,
The Guardian reports him as saying, “It trickled back to me somehow that, ‘Goddammit, Johnny Depp’s ruining the film! What is that thing? Is it drunk, is it gay?”
He then met on of the top studio brass who asked him, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’”
Depp then recounted, “When they asked if it was gay, I said: ‘Didn’t you know all my characters are gay?’”
To be honest with most actors it would seem like a joke, but many of Depp’s characters have been interpreted as being somewhere on the queer spectrum, from Willy Wonka to Tonto, so perhaps he’s not kidding at all.
It’s not the first time Depp has told the tale, but it is a good one.