‘I Will Never See Him Again’: Why Johnny Depp Said Not Getting to Play Beloved Role of Jack Sparrow May Drive Him Into Depression

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Johnny Depp is known for playing the drunk and notorious pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. But during his recent trouble with ex-wife Amber Heard, a defamation case was filed which led to the removal of the former actor from The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise which is owned by Disney. In a later statement, he stated that he would not join the franchise again even if a deal of $300 million was offered.


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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in On Stranger Tides (2011).
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in On Stranger Tides (2011).

Johnny Depp was in depression for leaving Captain Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp performing at a concert (Yes, he indeed plays well).
Johnny Depp performing at a concert

Johnny Depp was last seen taking the role of Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge/Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film came out in 2017 and saw the pirates banding together to fight a curse. After leaving the role of Jack Sparrow, here’s what happened to Johnny Depp.


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In an interview, he stated the following:

“At the end of the film, when they wrapped the end of the film – and this has happened to me before – you go through a sort of decompression, and a depression. You feel like, ‘God, I’ve just been this other guy for six months or seven months. I’ll never see him again. It’s very strange“.


The actor continued, I’m not real spooky about that whole, ‘you become the character,’ that’s not it at all. Just, knowing someone so well and having played them, having them be second nature, it just happens naturally. It’s very foreign to the body to stop doing it.

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Will we see the return of Captain Jack Sparrow?

Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindlewald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (2018).
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindlewald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (2018).

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s infamous trial took a toll on both the actors’ professional careers. The Captain Jack Sparrow actor was removed from the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Fantastic Beasts franchise while petitions were filed against Amber Heard to be removed from Aquaman 2. This hurt the Edward Scissorhands actor deeply. During a hearing of the trial, Amber Heard’s attorney and Mr. Depp had the following conversation:

“The fact is, Mr. Depp if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film? Correct?” asked the lawyer Ben Rotterborn.

The actor replied affirmatively and stated, “That is true, Mr. Rottenborn.


The Charlie and the chocolate factory actor will be returning to big screens with a little bit of help from Netflix.

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It is thus unlikely that we will be able to see the veteran actor take the role of the drunk and wobbly yet hilarious Captain Jack Sparrow however lucrative the offer of Disney be.


Source: Marca


Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.