Or should I say, SCARRING the children!
Johnny Depp made a gross-as-hell transformation into the mob boss Whitey Bulger in the underwhelming movie Black Mass (did you see it? Don’t bother). BUT- he’s gotta remember that he can’t go out on the town and scare kids willy nilly in his getup. I mean, that’s part of the actor’s oath- not scaring or scarring little girls on the street. Johnny! You forgot your OATH. Anyhow, Johnny and the director of Black Mass Scott Cooper told a story in GQ about how Johnny apparently freaked out Cooper’s 8-year-old daughter using his Captain Jack voice:
“I looked down, and she’s looking up at Johnny like she was thinking to herself, Hold on. That’s Jack Sparrow. But he doesn’t look like it. And I thought: what a great way to f— your kids up.”
Johnny chimed in, saying:
“I remember I had to do the [Pirates of the Caribbean] voice for her so that she recognized me.”
YES, that would be disorienting for a grown-ass adult, much less an impressionable child. But at least she has a weird/good story to tell for the rest of her life…in THERAPY.