As part of his promotional duties for the upcoming “Dark Shadows,” Johnny Depp appeared last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and, among other things, took questions from some of the individuals who dress up like his characters on Hollywood Boulevard.
Unwittingly, the Edward Scissorhands doppelganger asked a revealing question of Mr. Depp: “Did you think Kim should have come back at the end of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ at some point?”
“I’m not sure I saw that film, to be honest with you,” Depp replied, as you can see in the video below.
Wait a minute, what? Johnny Depp hasn’t seen himself artistically trim hedges in a quirky suburbia of Tim Burton’s making, nor has he watched former fiancee Winona Ryder twirl beneath a lovely shower of angel ice sculpture flakes?
“Do you not see yourself in movies?” Kimmel asked as a follow-up.
“I-I-I ... yeah, no,” Depp stammered.
“So that means you’ve probably seen, what, three Tim Burton movies, right?” Kimmel asked.
“Yeah ... the ones that I wasn’t in,” the real Edward Scissorhands said.
So let me get this straight: Johnny Depp has seen “Batman” and “Big Fish,” but he has not seen “Ed Wood” or “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” This is very hard for me to process. However, if he doesn’t watch any of his own movies, this does explain why he continues to sign on to all those “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequels.
You can watch the entire earth-shattering exchange in the first clip below. After you’re doing with that, check out the second clip below, in which Depp talks about how his friend Marilyn Manson played at his son’s 10th birthday party and how he and Hunter S. Thompson once “ambushed” Don Johnson.
Depp on his friendships with Manson and Thompson: