Johnny Depp and Tim Burton in Esquire, January 2008

Johnny and Tim Are In Their Own Little World

Johnny Depp took off his hat and looks hotter than ever on the January cover of Esquire Magazine. Of course, in the pages he is accompanied by his good friend and colleague Tim Burton, because it seems like if someone's gotta go out and do press for Sweeney Todd, these two would much rather do it together. Johnny talks about what it was like to sing on screen for the first time at 43 and jokes about how many times he has married Helena Bonham Carter on screen. At the end of the day, it's just incredibly sweet to witness their mutual respect and admiration. Here are highlights:


JD: We speak in a sort of shorthand.
TB: It's not literal. We'll cross-reference things that wouldn't really make sense to the normal person.
JD: One time, Tim and I were talking before we were getting ready to shoot. Afterward, one of the grips comes over to me with this really perplexed look on his face. He says, "I was just watching you and Tim talk about the scene for the last fifteen minutes." "Yeah." And he says, "I didn't understand a f****** word either of you said."
TB: That about sums it up.

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To read more of their banter and see more of Johnny and Tim just read more

JD: I don't think we've ever had an argument.
TB: I don't think so. There have been differences of opinion and different takes on certain things.
JD: But even in that kind of situation, Tim just says, "Okay, do it like you want and then do it the other way."

Considering the excellent things these two have created before, I can only imagine the creepy and surreal fun that will be Sweeney Todd. Plus, we all know that any Johnny on the big screen (even when he's scary) is a treat.

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