Thursday, May 12, 2011

Johnny Depp Promises Classic Take On Barnabas

Johnny Depp has spoken about his upcoming role as Barnabas Collins in the new Dark Shadows feature film, promising a "classic horror vampire – Nosferatu, Lugosi-esque vampire, without the accent."

Speaking to, the actor says: "My approach to Barnabas will be on the flaws and insecurities of a vampire. Having been in a coffin for 200 years, he experiences the absurdity of a world that he's just entered, where macramé owls hanging on a wall or fake fruits on a dish are widely accepted. From where he comes, in the 18th century, it would have been ludicrous. I want to see a vampire who's 200 years old or more, experience television for the first time." To read the full interview, click here.

Johnny Depp is in London tonight for the UK premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Also, a couple of new images have surfaced of Johnny in Moscow, where he was photographed with a Barnabas-style walking cane. Johnny's version seems to have an ivory-style handle, rather than the more common silver, prompting speculation that this might be a prop specially created for the production.

1 comment:

Ringking said...

Has anyone been able to determine where or whom made the cane Johnny Depp uses in the Dark Shadows Movie?