Johnny Depp and Tim Burton on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
By April MacIntyre Mar 2, 2010, 18:40 GMT
US actror Johnny Depp arrives at the Royal world premiere of British director Tim Burton\'s new film \'Alice in Wonderland\' at the Odeon Leicester Square in Central London, 25 February 2010. The film has been produced in 3D format, and is an adaptation of Lewis Caroll\'s beloved \'Alice\'s Adventures in Womderland\'. EPA/DANIEL DEME
Johnny Depp is set to chat on "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" this Friday, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.
Like Scorsese and DeNiro and DiCaprio, Burton and Depp are close creative collaborators.
In the March 5 episode, award-winning director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp join Jonathan to discuss their successful 20-year film career together and new movie Alice in Wonderland, one of seven movies they’ve collaborated on.
Burton jokes their relationship works because Depp has never seen any of their films together. And Depp comments, “I prefer to walk away with the experience” - however he might go see Alice in Wonderland.
When asked why Burton decided to recreate the classic fable, he says, “If this story was written now, it would be mind-blowing even today...it’s been such an inspiration for musicians and artists...[Alice in Wonderland] is in the subconscious of everyone.”
And Depp reveals an inner look into his Mad Hatter character – “someone who is touched by madness but confused by the madness as well...we were trying to turn him into some kind of human mood ring.”
Depp also reveals that before the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise he wasn’t a popular choice for leading man, “they used to call me box office poison” but confirms there will be a fourth Pirates movie.
Burton and Depp said they’ll continue to work together including a new project, Dark Shadows which Depp calls a “gothic soap opera.”
Also joining Jonathan is renowned musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber who discusses surviving prostate cancer, “I had an infection and if they hadn’t found the infection they wouldn’t have found the cancer – and luckily I’m in the clear...I’m back.”
Webber just finished the sequel to Phantom of the Opera titled Love Never Dies which is the story of the phantom and Christine ten years later and he says, “It’s been twenty years in the making.” He’s also looking for the next Dorothy in his musical theatre competition show Over the Rainbow and jokes he is looking for the next Toto as well. Later Webber performs the title song Love Never Dies with Sierra Boggess.
And soulful singer Sade returns to the stage in one of her first television appearances in ten years performing Solider of Love from her new album.
On the March 12 episode, Jonathan welcomes pop sensation Lady Gaga, True Blood star Stephen Moyer and English actor and singer Michael Ball.
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