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Brenton Thwaites gives the camera a smoldering stare on the cover of At Large Magazine, Issue 8, on newsstands March 23.
Here’s what the 27-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star had to share with the mag:
On working with Johnny Depp: “Johnny
was one of my favorite actors – still is. Our conversations were
usually along the lines of his opinions about certain guitars; we both
have a pretty big passion for guitars. And he was about to go off with
the Hollywood Vampires, his group with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry from Aerosmith. But there were a few things I was asking Johnny
in terms of the acting books he’d studied, the actors he admired as a
kid. He was pretty open to me about all that stuff. He has such a great
energy. He’s so positive. And in between ‘acting’ and ‘cut,’ he’s
On his Pirates of the Caribbean 5 role: “I
play a young soldier in the Royal Navy called Henry. He makes an
unlikely alliance with Jack Sparrow and Carina Smyth, who’s played by Kaya Scodelario
in order to find a certain treasure they’re all looking for; something
that will help each of their individual causes and all of their
On his relationship with girlfriend Chloe Pacey and their 12-month-old daughter Birdie:
“Our kid loves traveling as much as I do – she cries when she’s not on a
plane. We’re kind of one big happy traveling trio. The trick will be
when she’s 4 or 5: to see what’s going on later in my career, where
we’re going to raise her, where we’re going to live.”
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Back in 2003, heartbreaker Orlando Bloom stepped into the boots of Will Turner for Disney’s swashbuckling adventure known as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. His arc as Turner has taken him from wooer of Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) to becoming her husband and father of their child Henry, but it’s also taken Will to some dark places as the immortal captain of the Flying Dutchman, ferrying the souls of the dead. But for fans of Bloom (and Turner), the good news is that he’ll be returning to the big screen for the fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, as confirmed in a new teaser.
We glimpsed Bloom’s barnacle-covered Will Turner in the Super Bowl LI spot earlier this year, but this is as good a reminder as any that he’ll be back to continue his story, likely handing if off to his son, Henry (Brenton Thwaites). Also starring Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is in theaters May 26th in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
Apr 20 17 8:18 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Will Turner’s son recalls first scene with Jack Sparrow
Posted on April 20, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT
One does not simply act opposite Jack Sparrow.
Brenton Thwaites, 27, grew up in a world where Johnny Depp’s Captain
Jack Sparrow was an almost instantly iconic comic creation, a character
pop culture embraced with open arms from the moment Depp debuted him in
the first Pirates of the Caribbean film in 2003.
Now, Thwaites is the star of the fifth movie in the Pirates franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales (in theaters May 26),
but stepping up as Henry Turner, the new face of the series, means
sharing a certain amount of screen time with the reigning one.
“My first scene with [Johnny], if I’m remembering correctly, was the
scene where Henry is trying to convince Jack Sparrow to team up with him
and find this ancient treasure that could one, help Henry, and two,
ultimately save Jack — so, a lot of things going on,” Thwaites says with
a chuckle. Backstory- and exposition-heavy scenes can indeed be tough
for actors to pull off, but they were hardly the present daunting
“I just remember being absolutely terrified, like I’d never acted in my
life before doing this scene,” says Thwaites. “I just remember thinking,
‘How am I going to stand there and talk to Johnny Depp for three
minutes, opposite a character that I’d grown up with in my teenage
years? It’s not going to be possible.”
Ultimately, of course, it was — and the actor even calls the exchange “one of the finer scenes” he had on the film.
Beyond the Sparrow of it all, the mere idea of being in Pirates
was enough to evoke a certain giddiness out of Thwaites, but that joy
is only compounded by the early praise that’s lauded the film for its
return to the original’s romantic and comic (but decidedly not rom-com)
roots. “It means everything, mate, and that was the goal that [directors
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg] were going for,” says the
Australian-born actor. “That mix of darkness, adventure, love, and
swashbuckling were something that none of us had really seen on the
screen before, and it was so fresh and exciting and it was the goal for
number five to bring all those elements back to the screen, all those
ingredients that made such a tasteful cocktail in the first one.” All
those, and rum.
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