Johnny Depp and Tim Burton together equals absolute genius with a dark side that doesn’t scare but rather intrigues the mind.
The newest collaboration is for Dark Shadows where Johnny Depp plays the role of Barnabas Collins. The film is a remake of a gothic soap opera that aired quite some time ago – between 1966 and 1971.
Obviously there is no better person to play the part than Johnny Depp and no better director than Tim Burton to take on this film.
Johnny Depp covers Entertainment Magazine in character of Barnabas
Here is what Johnny had to say…
On director Tim Burton: “I feel as though he’s my brother. It’s a weird understanding, this kind of shorthand we have. I truly understand him, I think, just as well as anybody can. He certainly knows me as well as anybody can.” (The two previously worked together on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
On meeting Jonathan Frid, the actor who originated the role of Barnabas: “When I finally met him on the set, he was incredibly sweet about my taking on this character that he essentially created. He was quite fragile toward the end but had his faculties about him. He was blown away by the sets. And putting his eyeballs on me for the first time, all decked out as a slightly different version of him … it had to be pretty weird for him.”
On Jonathan’s death (he passed away April 14 at age 87): “There’s something very weird and tragic about the fact that he died just before the film was released. If he had stuck it out – if that fate had been dealt to him – he would have really enjoyed the film and enjoyed the attention.”
**Interview words (all below image) – Just Jared