Actor Johnny Depp says he almost got fired from his 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean role for how he portrayed the character of Jack Sparrow, reports usmagazine.com.
“They wanted to fire me,” Mr Depp, 52, said at a panel.
“I fully expected to be fired, and I got a call from the upper echelon at Disney who were courageous enough to ask me, ‘What the f–k are you doing?’,” he said.
Mr Depp recalled how producers of the now-blockbuster franchise hated how he appeared to slur his words and mumble onscreen.
“The questions came up, ‘Is (the performance) drunk? Is it gay?’ All I could say was, because they set me up with a great line, I said, ‘Well, don’t you know all my characters are gay?’ I really expected to be fired, but I wasn’t for some reason. They were actually going to put subtitles under my character. They couldn’t understand Captain Jack,” he added.
But Mr Depp went on to play the pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will hit the theatres in 2017.