The Corpse Bride
Even though it is the limited release for The
Corpse Bride coming our way this weekend, I still figured
we would begin to receive large amounts of promotion for the film. The one
guy we haven't heard a word from during the beginning of The Corpse
Bride countdown is none other than the star of the film, Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp Talks The Corpse Bride
Though I found a lot of the questions more humorous
than they were interesting, the latest interview between IESB
and Johnny Depp is a great look at what it took to get The Corpse Bride
off of the ground. Since Depp and Tim Burton are one of the best-known director-actor
BFF's, we should have expected that Depp would have been all abourd this
Corpse with his wide range of acting, and voiceover, talents. Remember,
it is Johnny Depp who loves nothing more than strange roles; something we
greatly appreciate as well.
Q: How did you create the voice?
Depp: Well, everything for Corpse Bride happened very quick.
It all happened in about 15-20 minutes literally because I had to finish
the day as Wonka. And then right after work, Tim and I would go on over
to the studio for the session. So the process lasted about the length of
the walk from the soundstage to the recording studio which was pretty quick,
where I just grilled him. I said, ‘Okay, where is he from? What do you want
him to sound like?' He was born in that little bit of time and I didn't
hear him for the first time until he gave me the nod that they were recording.
So the preparation for this, I was remiss basically. I should be flogged.
Q: How do you bring a Johnny Depp-ness
to a character?
Depp: I think with any character, it all comes from somewhere in there. It starts from some place of truth within you and then I don't know. It's weird. When I read a script, I get these sort of images and stuff as we've talked about before, ideas come to me. And then sometimes the image of people come to me, like with Sleepy Hollow I kept seeing a Roddy McDowell/Angela Lansbury kind of thing. So that became the inspiration. Captain Jack, Keith became the inspiration because I started thinking of pirates as rock stars of the time, the idea that their legend arrived months, maybe years before they did. So you just start taking little tidbits of things and storing them up to use later.
To read the entire interview with Johnny Depp on
The Corpse Bride, head over to IESB.
The Corpse Bride has a limited release this weekend and a wide
release on September 23rd. Check your theatre listings.
For the trailers, clips, movie stills, movie info and synopsis, go to the
The Corpse Bride
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