In a recent interview with Geoffrey Rush for Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales he shared quite a bit about Johnny Depp. This interview does contain some spoilers, so read at your own risk and find out what Geoffrey Rush thinks about Johnny Depp.
What do you think of Johnny Depp?
Johnny was the king of the independent films here, great characters like Edward Scissor Hands and What’s Eating Gilbert Great and all of the things that he did.
How Johnny created Jack Sparrow according to Rush
For him to create such a unique, unpredictable pirate — there’s nothing like it in literature or cinema before. And he got nominated for a Best Actor, which is just fantastic, you know. ‘Cause that — these actual adventure films just don’t really get a look in on that territory. But I remember him telling me when we shot the first film, he said, you know, we’ve gotta — we can’t be stereotypes. We’ve gotta create really imaginative kind of people that an audience will get very engaged with.
And he said I’ve been toying with the idea of, you know, I like the British rock stars of the ‘60s ’cause the, you know, the pirates always had sort of clear-cut identities.
How was working with Johnny Depp? [SPOILER]
We always — you know, the scripts are always pretty good. They know — the relationship is — we’ve sort of decided now that the black pearl is our mutual girlfriend and we both want her, you know. Then chances are that Jack Sparrow will end up with the ship, which he does in his — but that sense of harmony’s never always gonna stay there I think that, you know, if there is any kind of sequel. I don’t know. I’m dead. Again.
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales is now in theaters.