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Depp: Disney Hated “Gay” Pirate

Depp: Disney Hated “Gay” Pirate


In a new Vanity Fair interview, Johnny Depp says that Disney was not enthusiastic about his flamboyant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, with one person from the company even asking whether the actor was gay.

According to the Associated Press, "Depp talked about it in an interview with rocker Patti Smith for the January edition of Vanity Fair magazine. Depp said Disney 'couldn't stand' his Sparrow and one person there even asked if Sparrow was gay. Depp told the Disney executive 'all my characters are gay,' and he said that 'really made her nervous.'"

Depp's performance in the film was nominated for an Oscar. His next film, The Tourist, with Angelina Jolie, opens December 10.

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