A string of box office disappointments have Hollywood wondering if Johnny Depp is the box office draw he once was. Does he need to take a step away from the quirky characters he has become known for?
I’m incredibly excited that a quote from my interview with USATODAY is currently in the print and online editions of the newspaper!
(Between appearing on Kathie Lee and Hoda, WLNY’s “The Couch,” Sirius Radio and this article – all happening today! – I should just go to bed now because I’ve already had a perfect Monday.)
“In the past year, he’s seen two highly anticipated films under-perform at the box office. And, on the personal side, he just went public with much-younger girlfriend Amber Heard after a buzzed-about breakup with his long-term partner, French actress Vanessa Paradis.
The 50-year-old actor’s most recent disappointment is The Lone Ranger, which bombed big at the box office last weekend. So big, in fact, that The Hollywood Reporter estimates that it’s set to lose $150 million for Disney, the studio behind the critically maligned film, which took a beating against record-setting animated flick Despicable Me 2.
My opinion? While I am a Johnny Depp fan, I think he needs to try a new approach to his roles.
“I do think there may be some audience fatigue in the type of character Johnny Depp plays. He played quirky Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, and then he was the quirky Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland,and he was quirky Willy Wonka inCharlie and the Chocolate Factory. He actually needs to play an ordinary guy. The public has seen him play a quirky, madcap character so many times.”
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