Although Johnny Depp is accustomed to hearing criticism about his work, he was taken aback by Graham Norton’s remark. The perfect example of a character actor is Johnny Depp. the time he appears on film, he is able to fully inhabit the role he is playing, adding a fresh perspective to the narrative. Even though he has crafted a number of iconic roles throughout the years, Depp has never been arrogant about his acting prowess. Furthermore, Depp is not the type to see his films after they are finished. Rather, in each interview he does, his humility is evident. This was made very evident when Depp expressed shock at what Graham Norton revealed about his career during their appearance on the talk show. Not only was Norton incredibly appreciative of Depp’s acting abilities, but so were the other celebs present on the panel. Talk show presenter Norton is well-known for his sense of humor and ability to connect with his guests. As a result, well-known celebrities like Depp relish participating in the panel that composes each episode. But when Depp made an appearance in the program, Norton surprised the actor by giving him a compliment that the actor did not anticipate, which caught him off guard.
Norton said Depp, “You’re the best character actor in the world.” Norton continued, “Yeah, you are. The character actor has become a global superstar thanks to you.” “No, I think it’s more like some form of schizophrenia that has just worked for me,” stated Depp. “What I really enjoy is the sort of extreme quiet at the end of the first take,” Depp continued. After doing your part, all of a sudden you hear the word “cut” and [pauses for a brief period of time].” “Is that a new kind of pressure when the studio executives are kind of like ‘Oh my God’?” Norton inquired. “Yeah, yeah,” Depp answered. What makes Depp’s personas come to life is how executives respond to his approach to a part combined with his imaginative approach to each one. But the specifics of Depp’s creative process and moments of brilliance vary depending on the role he plays. Depp transforms himself physically into the avatars he imagines for his movies. He frequently draws inspiration for his characters from actual individuals. Talk show hosts have even served as inspiration for Johnny. Other times, according to Depp’s explanation on The Graham Norton Show, he gets inspired when he’s in a relaxing environment, like a sauna.
This is how Johnny Depp imagined the actions of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. “Do you come to the set with these fully formed or do you work with the director or how does it happen that you create those?” Norton questioned Depp. “Yes, they’re born out of whatever they’re born out of,” Depp retorted. I had them; they were an extreme that came from the sauna.” Depp purposefully had this sauna experience in order to alter his mental condition. If the star of Edward Scissorhands hadn’t taken this action, the legendary swashbuckler persona might have never been created. “Although it may seem strange, Captain Jack was born in a sauna. My sauna,” said Depp. Upon examining many facets of the character, I deduced that this man has spent much of his life at sea, which has resulted in constant heat exposure to his brain. I therefore turned the sauna up to around 1000 degrees and spent as much time as I could there before it began to have a mental effect on me. As hot as hell, my brain was too.” Depp continued, “The worst of it is that if you move, it will kill you because you can’t stand still in that kind of heat.” I took that to mean that he had somewhat of a parboiled brain. His body language further gave me the impression that he would be alright on board as the ship would be sailing away.
He would be able to walk on land, but he would not be able to walk on the sea.” Disney did not agree with this vision of how Captain Jack Sparrow ought to act. However, they decided to go with Depp’s approach to the role because it would have made Disney “look bad” to fire him; happily, they did. When the two appeared together on the same episode of The Graham Norton Show, Ricky Gervais seemed to be holding his tongue while Depp described how he came up with personas like Captain Jack Sparrow. With characteristic cheek, Depp called Gervais out on it. “You can feel it coming on, can’t you?” Depp questioned the crowd. “Please don’t make fun of me,” laughed Gervais. “The audience are always going to be on your side.” Based on the feedback left on the YouTube video of Depp on The Graham Norton Show, this assertion is accurate. One fan exclaimed, “Johnny Depp is one of the greatest actors of our time!” Another fan said, “JD has always been one of my all-time favorite actors for the quirky characters he chooses to take on.” “‘The audience is always going to be on your side.’ D*** right we are,” a third admirer replied. Hollywood has dubbed Depp the “chameleon” of Hollywood due to his ability to transition between characters with ease in each film he appears in. Audiences swarm to his films because of his ability to introduce fresh personalities on the big screen rather than playing a different version of himself.