On the Black Carpet of Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides World Premiere at Disneyland 5/7/11

I asked all the stars one main focus question of my interview– “If there was a Fountain of Youth in real life, would you risk your life to find it like Jack Sparrow?”

There were lots of Jack Sparrow look-alikes imitating the swagger and the gestures. But only one convinced even the press (“Johnny! One question, please!”) because he was dressed up like Johnny, not Jack Sparrow – old-fashioned suit, shades, hat, hair. But the press caught on quick. This Johnny arrived way too early!

Finally, the man of the hour arrived, signing autographs for his fans. You guessed it! The actual Johnny Depp. Depp talked to a few major outlets, and devoted the rest of his time on the black carpet to his fans.

The press called to Depp with no response until one smart reporter yelled in her megaphone, catching Depp’s attention. He turned around and waved at the press!

Soon Depp took a shortcut to the Rivers of America where Disney hoisted up a screen (6 stories high and 9 stories wide) on Tom Sawyer’s Island to show the 3D adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Depp probably didn’t stay for the screening where each ticket cost $1,000 and

Johnny Depp waved at us – The Press line

all of the money went to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He probably left right after he spoke to his fans with co-stars, producers, and directors. (Johnny Depp doesn’t like to see himself act.)

After Depp left the carpet, fans began to leave the bleachers. Making sure I still had my pirate loot (skull necklaces) and pirate-themed Mickey ear hat that Disney gave out for free, we left the black carpet with our escort (Yes, every outlet had a Disney escort) and exited Disneyland. What a (black) night to remember!

Robbie Kay (Cabin Boy)

Ian McShane (Blackbeard)

Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa)

Kevin R.McNally (Gibbs)

First published @http://blogs.scholastic.com/kidspress/2011/05/at-the-premiere-of-on-stranger-tides.html

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About Cassandra Hsiao

Cassandra Hsiao is a senior at OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts). Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and National Student Poets Program. She has been chosen as finalists of playwriting competitions held by California Young Playwrights, The Blank Theatre, Writopia Labs, and Princeton University. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in TeenReads, Jet Fuel Review, Feminine Inquiry, Aerie International and more. She also conducts print and on-camera interviews as a Star Reporter and Film Critic for multiple online outlets. She won a National Gracie Award in Student Online Video Host Category by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation . https://twitter.com/Cassandra_Hsiao

Posted on May 10, 2011, in Interviews, Red Carpet Events and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Awesome job Cassandra. Your writing is amazing. You are so lucky to be able to experience all these exciting events.

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