Johnny Depp Reportedly Took 8 Ecstasy Pills at Once During Filming of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, writer Tatiana Siegel provides an in-depth look at actor Johnny Depp and his recent fall from grace after years of success within Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. Siegel chronicles Johnny Depp’s self destructive and negative behaviors which were brought to light during Depp’s recent Libel suit against The Sun, a U.K. based tabloid.

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In the article, Siegel writes:

While shooting Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Australia, Depp swallowed eight ecstasy pills at once, according to testimony in the U.K. case, and embarked on a campaign of terror aimed at Heard. It culminated with the tip of his finger being sliced off, which resulted in his being flown back to Los Angeles for surgery. Pirates was forced to shut down production for two weeks, costing the studio some $350,000 a day. Depp claimed that Heard threw a bottle of alcohol at him, injuring his finger.

The article goes on to say:

Disney had already backed away from a Pirates future with Depp well before the U.K. trial, even if it never formally severed ties. Bruckheimer, who has been one of Depp’s biggest champions and once suggested the finger injury happened because “he got it caught in a car door,” was hoping to at least bring the Captain Jack Sparrow character back briefly in the next outing — said to be a female-centric incarnation fronted by Margot Robbie. Disney balked.

It most certainly seems that we’ve seen the last of Captain Jack Sparrow on the big screen. However, it does make one wonder how long the character will maintain a presence in the Parks. What do you think? Is a Depp-less Pirates future enough? Or should all references to the character be removed as well? Let us know your thoughts below.

You can read the full, fascinating exposé on Johnny Depp over at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Noneseriously
Noneseriously
1 month ago

This franchise is dead…and Margot Robbie is tanking her career by attaching herself to this project…I wouldn’t touch it with the 10-foot pole Cap’n Jack swung on. 😐

Kathy Benson
1 month ago

Hahaha! Go Johnny go!! Lol😂

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

I just dont see a problem with this..?

Shane
Shane
1 month ago

A sober Hollywood is something to ponder. If we’re going to hold Depp to this standard how about the rest? Skewering one guy is absolutely ridiculous.

Josh
Josh
1 month ago

#JusticeforJohnny

Doug
Doug
1 month ago

Great character. Don’t confuse the crazy actor’s antics and just focus on the character in the films.

Jan
Jan
1 month ago

“Pirates” wouldn’t be what it is without Johnny Depp. A “Captain Jack Sparrow-less Pirates” will not work with fans!! It’s ridiculous to think they would even try it. Yes, he’s made mistakes but who hasn’t?! He is a beloved actor of tens of millions of fans. Leave him out and they will not be interested.

Adam Swagtiño
Adam Swagtiño
1 month ago

Honestly I hope Disney loses an unprecedented amount of money on the next movie and even more face, they deserve to hurt after what they did to my boy. After the colossal failure that was Cutthroat Island, Hollywood waited almost an entire decade before attempting the genre again; Depp single handedly made pirates cool/profitable again. Such is the power of master character actor Johnny Depp. Look how they massacred my boyyy :'(

Lisette Alba
Lisette Alba
1 month ago

The character is just that a character. The Pirates Saga is amazing and it would not be so without “Jack”.

Tim L
Tim L
1 month ago

I liked the ride better before they added Captain Jack to it, but I guess he’ll be in exile now with Captain EO, Br’er Rabbit, Fox, and Bear, Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, the horribly offensive Mr. Toad and his Wild Ride, the unnecessary violence of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Drew Carey and his Sounds Dangerous why’d it have to be so dangerous Drew?, plus every Disney child star of the past 20 years… so sad

Amanda
Amanda
1 month ago

I dont think he should’ve been fired, let alone have the character he played stripped from everything related to POTC.

David andrejco
David andrejco
1 month ago

Keep captain jack alive

TERRI TAYLOR
TERRI TAYLOR
1 month ago

There is NO Pirates of the Caribbean with out Jack Sparrow! He made it the franchise that it is. No one wants to see that. Just don’t bother to continue it.

Emmy
Emmy
1 month ago

I think it would be pointless to remove him from the parks. Just to keep a few people from being offended that he is still up? I believe a lot more people will be sad that they remove him from the parks. I say keep him up! He is the face of Pirates and if you take that away it won’t be Pirates of the Caribbean.

Lula AMH
Lula AMH
1 month ago

Without his character it will be boring. Pirates aren’t meant to be great people and as for Amanda Heard she is just as bad and yet she hasn’t been removed.

Crystal Duke
Crystal Duke
1 month ago

I would never see a pirates movie without captain jack sparrow! Johnny Depp is those movies. It would not be the same & honestly pretty dull without him in it.

Philipp Weismaier
Philipp Weismaier
1 month ago

No pirats without Depp 😥
Impossible!

Susan
Susan
1 month ago

Hi — you asked for our feelings or comments re: Jack Sparrow’s future. And I say that, I’ve lived around some real sketchy characters. Both Jack & John deserve the benefit of the doubt. They are fun! And always kept me interested.
They both need to have a someone interesting as they are.

Erick
Erick
1 month ago

I think he should allow to remain in the parks, and to come back to the movie, otherwise no body is going to wash that movies any more. we have worse people that do worse stuff.

Last edited 1 month ago by Erick
Anna Venrick
Anna Venrick
1 month ago

Without Johnny there is no pirates. What if every actor were axed because of their personal lives? There would be no movies. And there are tapes of her taunting johnny. I don’t believe he did anything to her.