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‘Last thing I want to look like is…’: Johnny Depp movie rule made him forget his own accent

by Stewart Cole

Throughout his decades-long career, Johnny Depp has played more than a few outlandish characters like Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, and Jack Sparrow. And each time, the actor went the extra mile to bring out the most authentic portrayal of his roles.

Johnny Depp

But alas, after the 2015 cop drama black mass, alongside Joel Edgerton, Johnny Depp almost forgot his own accent. Trying to embody something he is not, the actor mentioned how he wishes to be a completely different person while acting. So this led to dialectical confusion in the game.

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Johnny Depp’s preparation for his film roles

Known for his role as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp often pushes his limits for his performance. In addition to transforming his body, Depp is known for going the extra mile for his roles. Trying to embody his movie characters in the most authentic way, the actor is even heard making permanent changes to his body.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

This is indeed the level of preparation that goes into Johnny Depp’s films, which is why his films often turn out to be blockbusters. But in this wild preparation process, the actor at times loses his own personality and ends up confusing his fans and co-stars. Something similar happened after his 2015 film.

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A lot goes into preparing Depp for his film roles

He appears in the crime drama Black mass, Johnny Depp played the role of American mobster Whitey Bulger, alongside Joel Edgerton’s John Connolly. And apparently while preparing for the film, Depp had a rule, which led to him being in a dialectical mess after the job was done.

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Johnny Depp almost had a dialectical confusion

Being from Kentucky, it is quite difficult to understand Johnny Depp’s ethnicity through his accent. It’s because the actor’s accent often goes from Boston, to Australian, you know what else. And apparently, that’s because of Depp’s one rule he follows while preparing for a movie.

Johnny Depp
Depp as American mobster Whitey Bulger Black mass

During his interview with Todayalongside Joel Edgerton, during promotion black mass, the actor revealed what he wants from a role. Discussing how he wants to be completely different in his films from his original self, the actor seems to lose his own personality.

Johnny Depp
Depp almost had a dialectical confusion

The last thing I want to look like is myself. Yes. I always felt it was important to get away. I always thought that if I did the same thing over and over again, not only would I bore myself, but I would bore the audience. You know.”

Thus, Depp dramatically transformed into his on-screen character. Although this led him to a dialectical confusion, the actor undoubtedly gave an amazing performance.

I’m watching Black mass in Max.

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