Entertainment Weekly's website has interviewed Johnny Depp about his upcoming role as Barnabas Collins in the new Dark Shadows movie, which is set to being filming later this month: "I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins," says Johnny. "Even then, at that age, I knew – this has got to be weird... I loved it. I loved the show."
The work of original Barnabas actor Jonathan Frid was a huge influence on the young Depp, which he plans to incorporate into his performance: "As naïve as the early, early episodes are, in his approach to Barnabas, Frid was such a striking presence, there's definitely a sliver of him [in this interpretation]. What I'd like to do with him is maybe stretch him out a bit — in the extreme. Just ever-so-slightly take him a little further, beyond what may be considered… corny." He goes to explain: "I've always sort of liked that. The idea that maybe you've got to go through bad acting to get to what may be really bad acting or — something interesting."
To read the full interview, click here.