Johnny Depp doesn't want to be safe
Johnny Depp loves changing his look for movie roles because he doesn't want to ever "play it safe".
Johnny Depp changes his look for film roles because he doesn't want to play it "safe".
The Hollywood icon is famed for his radical character transformations - namely as eccentric swashbuckler Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and Native American Tonto in 'The Lone Ranger' - and claims his dedication stems from not wanting to "bore" the audience to death.
He said: "I love the idea of changing my look. I think one owes it to the audience, to go out there and give them something different each time, so as not to bore them to death.
"And I always felt that if you're not trying something different each time out of the gate, you're being safe, and you don't ever want to find that place of safety. I like that, each time, before I even go in front of the cameras, the studio's reaction will be fear."
The 50-year-old actor also revealed his physical transformations help him overcome his shyness when it comes to promoting his films.
Johnny admitted in a conversation with Iggy Pop for Interview magazine: "I've always enjoyed hiding behind these characters. It's a strange thing, you're more comfortable as a character than you are in life.
"I could stand up in front of, it doesn't matter how many people, as a character. But if I had to do it as myself and give a speech, I would be liquid."