Scholastic News Kid Reporter Cassandra covers the premiere of the latest Pirate of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Would you risk your life for a sip from the Fountain of Youth? Find out some of the actors of the movie think! Also, learn about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and how the organization benefited from the premiere.
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
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!
First published @http://blogs.scholastic.com/kidspress/2011/05/at-the-premiere-of-on-stranger-tides.html