Disney Hated the Way Depp Played Captain Sparrow

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NEW YORK, N.Y. —- Actor Johnny Depp says Disney was less than thrilled with his flamboyant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean.”   

Depp sat down and talk to rocker Patti Smith for the January issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Depp said Disney “couldn’t stand” his Sparrow, prompting one Disney executive to ask Depp if Sparrow was gay.

 Depp told the executive, “All my characters are gay,” which “really made her nervous.”

 In his next movie, Depp will star alongside Angelina Jolie in “The Tourist,” a film about an American tourist who visits Italy to mend his broken heart and an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. It opens Dec. 10.

Depp said he felt sorry for the way the paparazzi hunted Jolie, and had to be careful that photographers didn’t catch them too close together so rumors wouldn’t start.

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