Friday, May 18, 2007

Depp props Pete and Kate

Johnny Depp - who, if we understand this correctly, has abandoned acting in favour of pretending to be a pirate animatorinic from a theme ride - has called on the press to stop having a go at drug-addled social climber Pete Doherty and Kate Moss:

"I was not good for Kate. But she's a strong girl and a great girl and very smart.

"Dragging her through the mud like that - they (the newspapers) are weird and two-faced. Let her be! I have never met Pete Doherty, but I think he has talent and he and Kate could be great together. She's got a great brain on her and she's a great mummy."

Ten years ago, if he'd come across something "weird and two-faced", he'd have made a film about it. But that doesn't pay as well as romping for Disney.


Anonymous said...

this is bullshit...i remember depp on the radio last year saying he'd met PD and got on well with him

Sarah Ditum said...

Depp has always combined indie and blockbusters on his resume (and as far as I know, he's still commited to making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote with Gilliam should it ever be possible), so it's rather harsh to imply he's sold out in some way by doing Disney. And there are even some times when I'd rather watch Pirates than Dead Man.

PaulV said...

"Made a film about it"? Since when have you believed Depp to be a director?

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

Webbo... it's a fair point, but there's something especially lame about turning up to make a film that's been reverse-engineered out of a fairground ride. I'd be just as disappointed if Alyson Hannigan turned up in Dodgems II: Bumper Cars In Love

PaulV - in the interests of preciseness: would have been acting in a film about it.

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