In Autograph Magazine’s Top signers list, Johnny Depp usually makes it to the top 10. We’ve heard reports of him signing at a stop sign in his car, commenting that he’d leave if another car came up behind him.
I’ve heard hundreds of experiences with him, and none have been negative.
Well, he just added to the nice guy reputation he already had.
Beatrice Delap is a 9-year-old who, instead of writing a letter to Santa, wrote one to Depp – maybe because his last name sounds like hers, or maybe because he’s filming another Jack Sparrow movie around the corner from her school in southeast London.
She wrote “We are a bunch of budding young pirates. Normally we’re a right handful, but we’re having trouble mutinying against the teachers. We’d love it if you could come and help.”
Depp and some of the pirates involved in “Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides” went to the Meridian primary school.
The school was notified a mere 10 minutes before his arrival, and the crew showed up in a couple different vehicles.
Depp asked where in the audience Beatrice was, and she was asked to come to the stage and give Depp a hug. He added, “Maybe we shouldn’t mutiny today, because there are police outside monitoring me.”
I’m guessing Depp rallied the kids, and they’ll be toilet papering the school tomorrow.
As wonderful as this experience was for these children, I just kept thinking about the handful of kids that pretended to be sick that day, not realizing who they missed out on seeing.