Johnny is in love with Captain Jack Sparrow. Not the reputed $30million he gets for starring as Keith Richards in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise:
Of reprising the role for the fourth instalment (unlike Pouty McCorsetboobs or Drippy McWilfullybland, who've both opted out of proceedings), Depp said:
"I can't wait to get back in costume. Some people will say, 'Aha, Depp sold out by doing the sequels.' But it was never an issue for me. I love Captain Jack so much I'd do 'Pirates 7' if they asked me... Sometimes you fall in love with who you're playing. As filming winds down, you hear the clock ticking because you know you're going to leave your character behind and a kind of odd separation anxiety kicks in. You get irritable and just sort of melancholy. That's what happened to me when we wrapped the first Pirates of the Caribbean. I realised I was going to miss Captain Jack. I had felt so comfortable being him and being in that skin. Suddenly you go, 'Am I ever going to see him again?' "
Indeed. It'll be interesting to see how enthused he is about reprising the role after his stint of shooting Pirates 4 in the cold and clammy climes of Cornwall...