Johnny Depp says he didn't want to 'disappoint' Tim Burton in 'Alice in Wonderland'
At this moment, Johnny Depp is shooting his new thriller "The Tourist" with Angelina Jolie in Venice, Italy. On Friday, however, he'll find himself in London for the Royal Premiere of "Alice in Wonderland."
The expected blockbuster finds Depp reuniting for an amazing seventh time with director Tim Burton. Speaking at a press conference for "Alice" this past weekend, Depp talked about how much pressure he puts on himself to get his performance right. Whether it's Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands or Willy Wonka, the superstar clearly doesn't want to disappoint his good friend and director.
"The initial thing for me is to come up with a character, but there is a certain amount of pressure where you go, 'Jesus, is this the one where I disappoint him?' [I try to come up] something he hasn't experienced before and that would stimulate and make him inspire him to make choices based on that character," Depp says. "I try not to embarrass him basically."
Audiences will be able to judge for themselves whether Depp succeeds when "Alice" opens in theaters on March 5. In the meantime, Depp appears as the quirky and emotionally unstable Mad Hatter in one of three new clips from film you can view below. What moviegoers might find even more entertaining is Helena Bonham Carter's royally inspired and scene-stealing turn as The Queen of Hearts (which former British Monarch is she mocking?) which are also showcased in the new clips. Oh, and yes, there is the lovely Mia Wasikowska. Everyone seems to have forgotten about her role as Alice in the "Wonderland."
For more on "Alice in Wonderland" including tickets and showtimes, click here.
What do you think of the new clips? Share your thoughts below.
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
Let Streaming Genie help you.