Did Johnny Depp Almost Die With THE RUM DIARY Director Bruce Robinson?

To think that we could have lost Johnny Depp is a very scary thought. Thankfully, what we ended up getting was just a very entertaining anecdote instead.

To think that we could have lost Johnny Depp is a very scary thought.  Thankfully, what we ended up getting was just a very entertaining anecdote instead.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Depp and THE RUM DIARY director Bruce Robinson were flying to Los Angeles on a private jet, when the engines completely cut out.  Depp explains in an interview with Live Magazine:

“The plane just shut down. The sound of the engines stopped. There was silence…Bruce and I were looking at each other and I think I said, ‘Is this it?’ It was like this weird extended moment when you’re just floating for a second and you could feel this unpleasant descent.”

“Nobody said a word except for Bruce and I, sitting next to each other saying, ‘Oh s–t! This is death; I guess this is how it goes down,’…Then we burst into hysterical laughter at the idea that this was how we were going to die.”

Good to know there’s always laughter in the face of death…

Luckily for Depp (and for us), everything turned out okay.  Depp continues:

“Suddenly the engines started back up again and we were climbing back up…I guess you say that was a big bonding experience for Bruce and me. For a moment there, we were going down together.”

Well that’s definitely a story to tell the kids and the fans…

THE RUM DIARY is out in theaters now.  Go see it.  The director and lead actor almost died because of it.

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