Johnny Depp says daughter’s medical crisis affected Sweeney Todd performance
(showbizspy.com) - Johnny Depp has admitted that his daughter's medical crisis shows in his eyes in his astonishing performance in Sweeney Todd.
Told that his face looks like a "rictus of pain" in the movie, Depp admits: "Yeah, it's horrible. I can't watch it."
And he admits that the "awful scare", with his eight-year-old daughter Lily-Rose being rushed to hospital, affected his performance.
"You can't broom out your head," he said. "You certainly can't broom out your heart.
"And there's a hot wire between them, and everything shows in the eyes.
"So whatever you're feeling in your life, trying to avoid it is some kind of weird obstacle course that there's no way to win.
"So when it's there, it's there."
Despite the drama and the dark nature of the movie he was making, he insists he had a wild time on set with director Tim Burton, Burton's actress wife Helena Bonham Carter, and Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen.
"On the set, we laughed like absolute fools," Depp says. "It was a ball."
Depp was talking to music magazine Rolling Stone, appearing on the cover with a black shirt ripped open showing a tattoo of his daughter's name above his heart.
He told the magazine that "music will always be my first love" and he always assumed his future would be in a rock band. "I never wanted to be an actor," he said. "It just seemed like a good way to make easy money.
"I didn't care what the movies were. If they're going to pay me, fine."