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“The green beats you up. It’s exhausting”: Alice in Wonderland Star Johnny Depp Hated Green Screens, Claimed CGI Takes Away Novelty

"The green beats you up. It's exhausting": Alice in Wonderland Star Johnny Depp Hated Green Screens, Claimed CGI Takes Away Novelty

It has been heard numerous times that several actors do not prefer CGI and green screens. The Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp is no exception to this form of acting. Johnny Depp recalled the time when he was shooting the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland.

Relying heavily upon the usage of CGI, Johnny Depp was repulsed and exhausted by the usage of the “green” and stated that CGI takes away the true meaning of acting.

Johnny Depp as Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010).
Johnny Depp as Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Johnny Depp Feels The CGI is Exhausting

After starring in the notable notorious role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny Depp found himself taking up similar wacky roles in his projects. Collaborating with the veteran director Tim Burton, Depp starred as Mad Hatter in the 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland.

Johnny Depp has worked extensively with director Tim Burton.
Johnny Depp has worked extensively with director Tim Burton.

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An earlier interview with Johnny Depp was reminisced about when the topic of CGI vs original acting came into view. The actor was seen stating that even though he likes challenges as much as the next guy, the CGI effects indeed had him beat and exhausted at the end of the day.

“The novelty of the green wears off very quickly. It’s exhausting, actually. I mean, I like an obstacle – I don’t mind having to spew dialogue while having to step over a dolly track while some guy is holding a card and I’m talking to a piece of tape. But the green beats you up. You’re kind of befuddled at the end of the day.”

The actor went on to state how amazing Tim Burton is and although CGI was challenging, the Tim Burton challenge was way more difficult.

“Tim is that guy who will get up on that high wire and juggle double-edged daggers to amaze and astound us all. He couldn’t have bitten off anything bigger to chew. This is almost lunatic time.”

The movie although failed to garner ratings on the internet, earned a billion dollars at the global box office following its release.

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Is Tim Burton Busy With Wednesday Season 2?

Tim Burton directed 4 episodes of Wednesday (2022).
Tim Burton directed 4 episodes of Wednesday (2022).

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Tim Burton, known for peculiar movies like Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, and, Corpse Bride found further fame when he helmed Netflix’s Wednesday series. Tim Burton directed 4 episodes of the first season of Wednesday and was very well received (for obvious reasons). With the much fame and popularity that the series has garnered, it would not come as a shock that a second season is in the works.

Much to the surprise of the fans, the Netflix series has not been officially revoked for a second season. There are only rumors circulating and the end of the season finale teased other stories for the character of Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams. Since being rumors, there has been no official confirmation from Netflix of Tim Burton upon the continuation of Wednesday.

Wednesday is available to stream on Netflix while Alice in Wonderland is available to stream on Disney+.

Source: Digital Spy

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.