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Hol­ly­wood star Johnny Depp (right) has re­vealed that he was close to get­ting fired from his 2003 Pi­rates of the Caribbean role for how he por­trayed his Jack Spar­row char­ac­ter.

Re­call­ing how pro­duc­ers of the now-block­buster fran­chise hated how he ap­peared to slur his words and mum­ble on-screen, Depp was quoted as say­ing: “They wanted to fire me. I fully ex­pected to be fired, and got a call from the up­per ech­e­lon who were coura­geous enough to ask me, ‘What the f*** are you do­ing?’ The ques­tions came up, ‘Is (the per­for­mance) drunk? Is it gay?’ All I could say was — be­cause they set me up with a great line — ‘Well, don’t you know all my char­ac­ters are gay?’ I really ex­pected to be fired, but I wasn’t for some rea­son. They were ac­tu­ally go­ing to put sub­ti­tles un­der my char­ac­ter. They couldn’t understand Cap­tain Jack.” Depp, 52, went on to play the mis­chievous pi­rate in Pi­rates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pi­rates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), and Pi­rates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).

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