The press conference for the film Pirates of Caribbean: on stranger tides was held today, in attendance of the director Rob Marshall, actresses Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Penelope Cruz, actors Sam Claflin, Johnny Depp, Ian Mc Shane and Geoffrey Rush and the producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Johnny Deep, about his character Jack Sparrow :
"He is a weird combination of a 18th century rock n'roll star, who looks like Keith Richards, and Pepe le Pew, a very romantic skunk !"
"Qualities to make a good pirate are ignorance and persistence !"
About how he is helped by his family:
"They have seen more of my films than I do ! I often test my characters on my children. Sometimes they say "stop it" ! But I haven't been fired yet."
About his work with Penelope Cruz:
"The opportunity to work with Penelope is a gift. She's an amazing person, a loyal friend and she is so talented."
Penelope Cruz on her work on the film with Johnny Depp:
"I feel very lucky to work and spend time with him. I'm a big fan ! His level of creativity is high, free and inspiring. And he is a unique human being."
Ian Mc Shane about his character blackbeard:
"Blackbeared is iconic. It was nice to play an evil character. But we don't call them evil characters, we call them complicated !"
About his previous films :
"There's lots a my films that I don't watch, and some of them that I can't recall of. But that's another story".