Academy Award-nominated actor Johnny
Depp says all his characters are gay in a new interview with Vanity
In the cover story for the January
edition of the celebrated glossy, Depp talks to rocker Patti Smith,
and reveals that his flamboyant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in
the blockbuster movie franchise the Pirates of the Caribbean
made Disney executives nervous.
The studio “couldn't stand” his
interpretation of the pirate and one executive boldly asked if the
character was gay.
“All my characters are gay,” the
47-year-old Depp replied. He said his response “really made her
While many of Depp's characters are
theatrical – some would say over-the-top – the actor has yet to
take on a gay role. In The Libertine, Depp played an English
Depp won the Screen Actors Guild's Best
Actor award for playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the
Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Depp first gained fame as a teen idol
on the Fox crime drama series 21 Jump Street. He appears next
opposite Angelina Jolie in The Tourist, which opens nationwide
on December 10.