Johnny Depp: My Kids Think 'Iron Man' is Cooler than Jack Sparrow
Actor Johnny Depp talked with "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli about the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" -- and how his kids idolize Robert Downey Jr. as "Iron Man" more than Depp's role as Jack Sparrow.
"Bob Downey, we've known one another for a million years," Depp explained. "He and his wife came over for dinner and my son just couldn't believe that he was sitting next to Iron Man, so I saw Captain Jack leave my son's eyes and Iron Man was the ticket."
In "Pirates of the Caribbean 4," Capt. Jack Sparrow goes on a brand new adventure to find the Fountain of Youth, while making alliances with Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Blackbeard's daughter, Angelica (Penelope Cruz). Depp counts Captain Jack Sparrow as one of his favorite characters. "Oh, I adore him."
But Depp doesn't really love to dance, even though he does so with Penelope in "POTC." The actor said, "I was sort of forced to... at the very least it was sort of a drunken dance, that helps.I fear dancing. I actually fear it."
The always eclectic actor also admitted he uses certain aliases when he is staying in hotels, including "Mr. Stench." Depp laughed, "You'd start your day off with a smile, just to get that wake-up call at 6 in the morning, saying, 'It's time to wake up, Mr. Stench' and when you hear it in foreign accents as well, it makes it sound even better. Monsieur Stench -- and I've also been Monsieur Poopy."
As for a fifth "Pirates" film, Depp said, "I feel like the possibilities are endless, you know."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" sails into theaters May 20.