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Amidst Disney and ‘Pirates’ Strife, Johnny Depp Hints at Jack Sparrow’s Future, Reveals His Personal Sanctuary

jack sparrow (Johnny Depp) in Pirates of the Caribbean
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Johnny Depp’s current place in Hollywood is…complicated, to say the least.

Between the recent defamation trial involving Amber Heard and prior film failures such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2011), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), Depp’s reputation has taken a huge hit.

While the actor starred in some classic Tim Burton flicks such as Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2005), and brought Disney’s Captain Jack Sparrow to life in multiple Pirates of the Caribbean movies, his reputation has suffered greatly due his recent controversies and film failures.

Johnny Depp’s Past Successes Couldn’t Save Him From His Present Failures…

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Although his reputation is growing better every day, slowly but surely, it’s nowhere near what it used to be, and it may never return to the way it was. Unfortunately, Johnny Depp may have peaked.

Throughout these reputation woes, exacerbated by Amber Heard’s domestic abuse claims, huge companies such as Disney and Warner Brothers totally dropped Johnny Depp, all but blacklisting him from Hollywood.

Understandably, the actor has grown quite bitter and jaded toward the bulk of the entertainment industry. But that’s not to say he isn’t active anymore!

Depp Still Regularly Performs, Has Yet to Retire or Slow Down

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Johnny Depp still regularly performs with his band, the Hollywood Vampires, which he formed with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Sometimes, the actor is a little bit too active, leading to frightening health scares.

Still, performing with the Hollywood Vampires remains one of Depp’s favorite pastimes, but his true sanctuary lies somewhere more remote…

Similarly to Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp has a special relationship with the ocean. In a recent interview with South China Morning Post, the actor described how he feels about the ocean, stating: “The idea of being under, just free in the ocean… It cleanses your mind.”

Depp Discusses His Personal Sanctuary, Hints at Jack Sparrow’s Future

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So, it comes as no surprise when Depp continues, describing his “sanctuary” in his interview:

Where I feel the most myself in this world, and where I go to feel absolutely normal, I suppose, is my place in the Bahamas, because it’s an island and nobody’s looking at me. You’ve got to have some sanctuary, a safe place where you can escape the scrutiny and the interest of others, a place where you can just sit on a beach, read, paint, meditate or whatever, that’s freedom to me. That’s the only real freedom.

Captain Jack Sparrow (johnny depp) in a noose, pirates of the caribbean

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Although one could point out the similarities between Johnny Depp and Captain Jack Sparrow’s serene relationship with the ocean and an island as beautiful as the Bahamas, Depp continues, hinting that he may be fully finished playing the character:

When I finish a film I say goodbye to the character…not out of disrespect to the filmmaker…I feel that I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to present some characters over the years – characters and scripts that I felt really had something, and I felt like I had something to add to them.

It would seem that Captain Jack Sparrow’s character, as well as an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean script may not be something Depp feels he has something to add to anymore.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.