Johnny Depp has pirate in his blood
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 March 2010
Johnny Depp doesn't want to stop making 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies because he loves his character Captain Jack Sparrow so much
Johnny Depp doesn't want to stop making 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies.
The actor - who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney films - is amazed he is able to work on something he loves so much and would be happy to reprise the role forever.
He said: "I can't wait to get back in costume. Some people will say, 'Aha, Depp sold out by doing the sequels.' But it was never an issue for me. I love Captain Jack so much I'd do 'Pirates 7' if they asked me."
The 46-year-old star - who is apparently earning £21 million to appear in the fourth instalment of the franchise, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' - realised he was obsessed with the character while he was shooting the first movie.
Depp - who raises two children, Lily-Rose, 10, and seven-year-old Jack, with his partner Vanessa Paradis - told Parade.com: "Sometimes you fall in love with who you're playing. As filming winds down, you hear the clock ticking because you know you're going to leave your character behind and a kind of odd separation anxiety kicks in. You get irritable and just sort of melancholy.
"That's what happened to me when we wrapped the first 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. I realised I was going to miss Captain Jack. I had felt so comfortable being him and being in that skin. Suddenly you go, 'Am I ever going to see him again?' "
Although Depp is returning to the Disney franchise his co-stars from the first three films Keira Knightley, 24, and Orlando Bloom, 33, are not coming back for the sequel.