Johnny Depp ‘dared’ Disney to sack him from Pirates franchise


Johnny Depp has admitted that he dared Disney to give him the boot from the Pirates Of The Caribbean series after they were left confused by his flamboyant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Lone Ranger star – who is set to reprise the role in a fifth Pirates film – told Reveal magazine that he narrowly escaped being axed from the series.

However he was forced to remind studio execs that they would still have to pay him whether he appeared in subsequent movies or not.

‘I was probably as close to getting fired as anyone could be,’ Depp said. ‘They wanted to fire me so bad they could taste it.

‘I spoke to one of the execs at the time and said, “You’re right, you should fire me – but you’ll have to pay me for my time”.

Depp has previously revealed how close he came to being…

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