Disney Suits Feared that Captain Jack Sparrow was Gay!
In an upcoming interview with Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair, the actor said that higher-ups at Disney were initially worried by his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. He recalls one of the executives querrying him about the character:
‘What’s wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?’
Depp, wishing to have some fun with the exec, responded:
‘But didn’t you know that all my characters are gay?”
According to Deep, this greatly disturbed the exec.