Captain Jack Sparrow is undoubtedly one of Johnny Depp's most famous movie roles!
But during the AFI Festival on Monday, the Black Mass star revealed he almost got fired from his Oscar-nominated role in Pirates of the Caribbean!
Photos: Stars Who Were FIRED From Their TV/Film Roles!
Why? Because of how he played the character! He said:
"They wanted to fire me. I fully expected to be fired, and I got a call from the upper echelon at Disney who were courageous enough to ask me, 'What the f*ck are you doing?'"
The 52-year-old recalled how Disney producers of the hit franchise were not fans of how he slurred the dialogue and thought the character came across as drunk — or gay!
He added, laughing:
"The questions came up, 'Is [the performance] drunk? Is it gay?' All I could say was, because they set me up with a great line, I said, 'Well, don't you know all my characters are gay?'"
LOLz! If only!
But unhappy execs didn't stop Depp from playing his now iconic character the way he wanted. He continued:
"I really expected to be fired, but I wasn't for some reason. They were actually gonna put subtitles under my character. They couldn't understand Captain Jack."
But audiences did! The captain of the Black Pearl lived on to star in four more blockbusters — including Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales, coming to theaters in 2017!
[Image via Disney.]
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