Johnny Depp auditioned for ’21 Jump Street’ while he had the flu

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Johnny Depp auditioned for '21 Jump Street' while he had the flu

Johnny Depp has revealed that he was ridden with the flu when he auditioned for his role in the TV show “21 Jump Street.”

Back in 1987, Johnny was forced to audition because of the lack of extra money and went to the audition as sick as a dog. He said, “When I auditioned for 21 Jump Street, it was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test.”

He went on to say, “I was broke and I was sick as a dog so I was talked into it. I went there and I signed some piece of paper. I did the screen test. The next day, I was on a plane to Vancouver. I guess that was my best audition.”

He said that looking back, having the flu might’ve actually given him the advantage. He said, “You’re always better when you’re distracted to that degree.”

Johnny said that he has always been horrible at the auditioning process. He revealed, “It’s an uncomfortable place to be where you feel like you must be on. I was never, ever, ever good at it. I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.”

His last audition was “mortifying” and he recalled how the room went silent when he was done. He added, “I can only imagine the choices I must have made for that audition. What I do remember very, very well was how loud the silence was after I finished whatever I had done. Two or three of us, it was sort of like, first of all, how do I get out of this f***ing room? And they’re thinking, how do we get him out of this f***ing room? So it was one of those, alright. Yeah, cool. Okay. Good. Yeah. Alright. I just went, well, good then. Thanks.”

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