We always figured that the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides must have been a pretty weird place to be, what with Johnny Depp,Keith Richards and Geoffrey Rush running around with swords and rum on an island stocked with tons of explosives. But we had no idea how strange the tides had gotten until we learned Johnny forced costar Penelope Cruz to come to the set dressed as a piece of poo after she lost a bet. What kind of bet would result in having to dress up as a piece of poo? Something tells us that we don’t want to know.
“Johnny and I are both fans of South Park and the character Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo,” the brown-eyed beauty explained to the Daily Mail. ”It’s absurd but very funny. Johnny made this outfit for me and we had a bet which I lost. And I had to wear the Poo outfit on the set. He was on the floor laughing and crying and he took a thousand pictures of me which I hope never come to light. But, of course, now that I’ve said it, I’m sure they will appear somewhere.” We’re sure they will, under the caption “Hot S—”. This definitely has to break some SAG rules.
Check out more poo-costumed celebs in the gallery below! Oh wait, we don’t have one of those…Sorry guys.
Honesty is always the best policy, unless we’re talking about a multi-million dollar film franchise resting on an honest person’s shoulders. Then somebody’s fedora is going to get outfitted with toxic nerve gas. In an interview with EW, Johnny Depp admits he didn’t understand the Pirates sequels. Apparently Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End proved to mind-bending for director Gore Verbinski as well. “They had to invent a trilogy out of nowhere,” Depp said of the increasingly involved film series. “It was plot driven and complicated. I remember talking to [Gore Verbinski, director of the first three films] at certain points during production of 2 or 3, and saying: ‘I don’t really know what this means.’ He said, ‘Neither do I, but let’s just shoot it.’ This guy is this guy’s dad, and this guy in love with this broad. It was like, “What?’”
The convoluted twists and turns of the previous Pirates films might explain why Johnny Depp’s son loves Iron Man over Jack Sparrow. No that Depp actually knows how the films turned out. “I did see the first one. I have not seen the second one or the third one,” the actor admits. Let’s just say your artistic instincts were dead on, Depp.
When you think about Johnny Depp the actor, what words come to mind? Eccentric genius? Talent of a generation? How about giggling seventh grade boy? “I guess everyone knows he has a fart machine?” asked Cruz, before discussing Johnny Depp’s fart machine during her interview on Jimmy Kimmel. “He fooled me once when we were doing Blow. I was doing a very dramatic close-up, and he kept making that sound with the machine … I was just thinking, ‘I hope they’re not thinking it’s me.’ ” So this whole time we could have been enjoying Blow for the dramatic performances AND the sounds of explosive flatulence? That Depp had vision.
If you thought maturity and his commitment to the craft would temper Depp’s childish tendencies, well, you’d be delightful wrong. “When I met him 10 years ago, he had a plastic [fart machine], and now, 10 years later, he has one with a remote control,” Cruz, co-starring with Depp in Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides, said. After fooling Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny insisted on breaking faux wind in front of director Rob Marshall, pretending to be sick…all day. Johnny Depp: the performer, the legend, the master of a tooting robot.
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