Wait…Johnny Depp Based His Willy Wonka On A Stoned Version Of Which President?


His Willy Wonka ranks pretty high on the list of Johnny Depp’s 12 Weirdest Characters. The grimacing? The top hat? The Anna Wintour bob? While the character was more likely to drew comparison to Michael Jackson when Tim Burton‘s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came out in 2005, Depp finally revealed on Ellen the source material for his weird, waxy version of the classic candy man. “Certain ingredients you add to these characters — Willy Wonka, for example, I imagined what George Bush would be like…incredible stoned,” he told her delighted audience. Now, we assume Johnny means the first Bush rather than Dubya. We can see Bush Sr. busting out the same kind of paranoid fidgeting. Bush Jr. would probably just getting really giggly and start choking on pretzels, which would be an awesome idea for the next remake!

We just wonder which president Depp will be channeling for the new Beetle Juice sequel? Okay, we know he wasn’t technically in the first film but seeing as how Tim Burton has considered making a new one, Depp will probably be in it somewhere. “I’ve gone and met with Tim Burton about it, I’ve gone and met with Michael Keaton about it. In theory everybody would be open to it if the script is good, so now it’s just my job to make sure the script is good,” Dark Shadows screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith told MTV about the proposed sequel earlier this year. Maybe Johnny could just cameo as those shrimp cocktail hands that latch onto people’s faces? Sounds like a stoned John Adams move if we’ve ever heard one!

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