Johnny Depp's brotherly love

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 November 2015
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has revealed Benedict Cumberbatch has become like a "real-life brother" to him since they starred as siblings in 'Black Mass'

Johnny Depp claims Benedict Cumberbatch is like a "real-life brother" to him.

The 52-year-old actor starred alongside the 'Sherlock' star in 'Black Mass', where they played brothers James 'Whitey' Bulger and sibling Billy, and Johnny has praised his co-star's "exceptional talent".

He shared: "He is a beautiful man of exceptional talent. He became like a real-life brother. The set-up we were playing was an unusual one - one brother becomes a politician, the other is king of the underworld.

"They still meet up for family dinners and church, just from opposing sides. It takes an actor with a lot of ability, like Benedict, to make that credible."

Meanwhile, Johnny has revealed he took on the role of the real-life gangster for two reasons, his fans and his fascination towards the part.

He added to BBC News: "[I took on the role of Bulger] for the joy of the part, I was fascinated by him for years. He ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted list after informing for them. How did he evade justice for so long.

"You do things for the fans too, though I don't like that word. I like to call them my bosses, because they're the ones who employ me. So you turn up to work for them."

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