- Title: JAPAN: Johnny Depp "disappointed" over Golden Globes gala cancellation - or not?
- Date: 10th January 2008
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 9, 2008) (REUTERS) WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE AT A TOKYO HOTEL ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP APPEARS AS MOVIE DIRECTOR TIM BURTON AND PRODUCER RICHARD NAZUCK APPLAUD ON STAGE
- Embargoed: 25th January 2008 12:00
- Location: Japan
- Country: Japan
- Reuters ID: LVA3RWLN3DJ8KDGIAWRAZM2241L3
- Story Text: Johnny Depp reacts enigmatically to the Golden Globes turmoil, while declaring his flesh would probably taste like "frogs' legs" during a Tokyo news conference.
In what sounded like a sarcastic comment, Hollywood star Johnny Depp said Wednesday (January 9) in Tokyo that he is "really disappointed"
with the cancellation of this year's Golden Globes award ceremony due to Hollywood screen writers' strike.
"I'm just torn to pieces. I'm really disappointed.....No...
," Depp told a news conference at a Tokyo hotel, half-jokingly. Depp is in Japan this week to promote his latest musical movie "Sweeney Todd."
The movie and its cast have been nominated for this year's Golden Globes in four different categories, including Depp himself as best performance actor.
Movie director Tim Burton was more straightforward.
"I'm just happy I don't have to make a trip to Los Angeles. That's all I care about," Burton said.
Burton, who has worked with Depp for many years in such films as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Edward Scissorhands," said that in making this movie, he has seen a different face of Depp.
"I've worked with Johnny many times, but this is the first time to hear him sing, and that was very special. I think he did an amazing job, and like I said, I've never seen him do anything like this before."
In his latest movie role as the bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd, Johnny Depp compares the flavours of different types of human flesh.
But the actor says his own would taste of frogs' legs as he was asked to imagine what he would taste like to a cannibal.
"Probably it'd be like frogs' legs. Yeah, probably quite bitter," Depp said. "I would suggest deep-frying in any capacity. It should be deep-fried."
Movie director Tim Burton thought for a while before saying he would taste of chicken, but Sweeney Todd producer Richard Zanuck had no hesitation in characterising his own flavour.
"Shark!" he replied.
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