The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0615 Tuesday, 4 July 2006
Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Subject: Depp, Brando, and Hamlet
Johnny Depp - Depp to Carry Out Brandos Last Wish
July 3, 2006
JOHNNY DEPP wants to put Hollywood on hold so he can live out the dying
wish of late movie icon MARLON BRANDO by playing HAMLET in a theatre
production. Brando warned THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star that one his
biggest regrets was missing out on the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play because
he had grown too old by the time he felt ready for the challenging part.
Depp says, "Marlon wanted me to escape movies for a while. "So it's one
of the things that keep ricocheting around in my head. He told me that
by the time he had got to the point where he felt he could do Hamlet, it
was too late. So he said, 'Do it now, do it while you can.' "And I would
like to do it - although it's one of the more frightening ideas I've
had. I think as an actor it is good to feel the fear of failing
miserably. I think you should take that risk. Fear is a necessary
ingredient in everything I do."
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