Johnny Depp courtesy nicogenin (CC-SA 2.0)

Johnny Depp courtesy nicogenin (CC-SA 2.0)

Johnny Depp told Vanity Fair magazine that Disney executives disliked his Jack Sparrow character in their screening of Pirates of the Caribbean seven years ago.

The film became a Disney franchise and Depp got an Oscar© nomination, but unnamed studio officers were nervous about Depp’s Mad Hatter-like performance.  And everyone up and down the Hollywood trough is nervous knowing that their fate is tied to the success of their last movie.

One executive asked Depp if Mr. Sparrow was gay.  He told her that all his characters are gay and that “really made her nervous.”