Johnny Depp's Moroccan demands
Dec 5, 2006, 12:30 GMT
epa00768349 Hollywood star Johnny Depp poses for photographers during a news conference for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man\'s Chest at a Tokyo hotel on Monday 10 July, 2006. The film will open for the public in Japan on July 22. EPA/ROBERT GILHOOLY
Johnny Depp has demanded a Moroccan-themed trailer on the set of his latest movie 'Sweeney Todd'.
Pinewood Studio bosses have agreed to the 43-year-old actor's unusual request and forked out £20,000 to re-decorate his accommodation with expensive drapes, scented candles and several Moroccan shish pipes - which are used for smoking flavoured tobacco.
Depp is said to have taken interior design advice from his idol Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards - who inspired his 'Pirates of the Caribbean' character Captain Jack Sparrow - who is a huge fan of the North African country and its culture.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "There were a few raised eyebrows when producers heard what his demands for his trailer were. But no expense has been spared with the best quality drapes we could find, the pipes and selection of flavoured tobacco for them."
Depp has also demanded the biggest trailer, after discovering fellow actor Vince Vaughn - who is also shooting at Pinewood Studios - is renting the London home he had planned to stay in.
The source added: "Johnny was upset that Vince is renting the house in South West London that he wanted.
"So to make him feel better, Johnny asked that his trailer is bigger than Vince's which is only a few yards away. We've given him the biggest one to make him happy."
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