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‘I just try to do as much stupid stuff as I can to make them laugh’: Johnny Depp Stays in Jack Sparrow Character Because He Wants the Sick Kids’ Parents to Stay Strong

Johnny Depp Stays in Jack Sparrow Character Because He Wants the Sick Kids’ Parents to Stay Strong

During the earlier days when no defamation trial had ever taken place, Johnny Depp was kind offamous for visiting sick children in hospitals. Portraying the character of the world-famous Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp did everything he could to make the kids laugh.

As revealed by Johnny Depp in an interview, he not only did the “stupid stuff” for the kids but also for the adults that were falling apart.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

When Johnny Depp Used To Do Stupid Stuff For Children

Back in 2016 when Salazar’s Revenge, starring Johnny Depp had not been released yet, the actor used to visit sick children in the hospitals. The actor used to show up in the titular and comedic character of Captain Jack Sparrow to entertain the kids.

Johnny Depp used to visit sick kids in his Jack Sparrow costume.
Johnny Depp used to visit sick kids in his Jack Sparrow costume.

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During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor recalled that he used to do all this “stupid stuff” not only for the kids that were diagnosed with an adult disease but also for the adults that were falling apart.

“Wherever I go, I bring Captain Jack in a box. Jack in a box,” he tells DeGeneres. “You meet all these kids who are dealing with very adult illnesses, and you see this incredible courage on their faces, and it’s the parents that are falling apart. So, I don’t break character, I just try to do as much stupid stuff as I can to make them laugh.”

Following the accusation by Amber Heard that Depp was an abusive ex-husband, Disney terminated its contract with Johnny Depp to star in any more Pirates of the Caribbean movies. There was a time when Johnny Depp used to regularly visit the patients dressed like his iconic character. It is unclear whether he still does it or not. In either case, the people indeed felt that they lost a gem of a person when the court trial took place.

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Why Did Johnny Depp Visit Sick Kids?

Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp.

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Although the answer is pretty clear that Johnny Depp wishes nothing but to cheer up the patients, and relieve them of the intense moments, there’s also a hidden layer underneath this act. As revealed by the man himself, Lily-Rose Depp was once ill. Depp recalled that it was the darkest moment of his life when he talked about it on The Graham Norton Show.

“For me, it’s a gift. They give me the gift. When my daughter was ill in Great Ormond Street it was the darkest period of my life. I’d always done these visits but after that experience, the visits became more and more important. The kids are so courageous but to be able to bring a smile or a giggle to the parents means everything in the world to me.”

Lily-Rose Depp was able to recover, but Depp continued with his visits to the sick kids. On the upside of things, Johnny Depp will be seen once again on theatre screens in 2023 when the French film La Favorite releases. The film will be allegedly picked up by Netflix after some months of theatrical release.

Source: ET

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.