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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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Kaya Scodelario "lost it" when she shot her first scene with Johnny Depp.
former 'Skins' actress was a big fan of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
movie series when she was younger so was delighted to be cast in
upcoming fifth installment 'Salazar's Revenge' as astronomer Carina
Smyth, but she admits she was overwhelmed when the lead actor first
appeared on set in his iconic Captain Jack Sparrow costume.
said:"You can try and mentally prepare yourself for it. But when he
actually steps on set in that costume, you just lose it. You turn into a
And Brenton Thwaites, who plays Henry Turner, was equally in awe of his co-star.
He said: "It was mesmerising. To the point where I found it difficult to focus.
part of my brain was thinking, 'He is the only man who can lead me to
my father.' And the other was thinking, 'Holy s**t, I'm in a scene with
Jack Sparrow.' "
The movie sees the return of Orlando Bloom, who
reprises his role of Will Turner after last being seen in the third
movie, 'At World's End', and the British actor warned he is looking "a
bit crusty" when fans catch their first glimpse of him.
"Obviously, when you left me in the third movie I'd been banished to
Davy Jones' Locker to return every 10 years. So when you find me, I'm a
"I'm basically the catalyst for getting the whole story started."
believes the second and third movies in the series are not as popular
as the original film because they had too much money to spend.
told Empire magazine: "I think if you ask anybody, they will say the
first movie is their favourite. There are some amazing set-pieces in
both 2 and 3.
"But with 2 and 3, there was a lot more money being
thrown around. And sometimes a lot of money can almost inhibit in some
ways. When people are on a tighter leash, you are forced to think more
May 11 17 8:27 PM
Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom got together once again for the official world premiere of their anticipated film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales!
The 53-year-old actor and Orlando, 40, were joined by their co-stars Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, and Brenton Thwaites, as well as directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer
at the gala event held in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on
Thursday (May 11), marking the first time a Hollywood movie premiered
in Mainland China.
“Bunch of crusties gettin crusty #worldpremiere #pirates #shanghaidisneyland,” Orlando captioned with his Instagram post at the premiere.
After the red carpet, the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales screening was held at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown.
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Johnny Depp is sailing the high seas yet again as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and, for the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise, he's joined by Javier Bardem.
Carly Steel spoke with Bardem at the film's Shanghai premiere on
Thursday, and the Oscar winner opened up about the excitement and
challenges of acting opposite Depp.
Bardem praised Depp as "a joy to work with," he admitted that the
actor's familiarity with his iconic role was captivating, and it was
sometimes hard for co-stars not to get caught up in his performance.
playing this character he knows so well that sometimes, the difficult
part is to not be a spectator," the 48-year-old star recounted.
"Sometimes I was shooting with him and I was watching how he became
Sparrow and it was a delight. And then it's like, 'S**t! I have to say
Bardem explained how he also looked for advice on working with the stalwart Pirates star by turning to his wife, Penelope Cruz, who starred opposite Depp in the fourth Pirates film, On Stranger Tides.
"[Her] advice for working with Johnny is very simple, it's 'have fun,'" Bardem shared.
"When I was on the Pirates 4 set,
while Penelope was shooting, I realized how amazing the team was [that]
Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney put together to make this kind of movie,"
he continued. "I knew from the very beginning it was going to be an easy
and exciting process."
In Dead Men Tell No Tales,
Bardem stars as Captain Armando Salazar, a magical, maniacal undead
pirate hunter who seeks the Trident of Poseidon so he can kill every
pirate who sails the seas and get revenge on his nemesis, Jack Sparrow.
familiar faces will be returning for the fifth Pirates film. Aside from
Depp, Geoffrey Rush returns for a fifth time as Captain Hector
Barbossa, while Keira Knightley will reprise her role as Elizabeth
Bloom is also returning as Will Turner, Elizabeth's husband who became
the Captain of the Flying Dutchman at the end of the third film, At World's End.
Meanwhile, Bardem is currently working alongside his wife on the upcoming drama Escobar, which tells the real life story of drug lord Pablo Escobar's romantic entanglement with Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo.
Bardem plays as the eponymous cocaine kingpin opposite Cruz, who stars as Vallejo.
actor opened up to ET about how his working relationship with his wife
has evolved after co-starring on a number of other projects over the
years, including 2013's The Counselor and 2008's Vicky Christina
connection] was very powerful in the sense that the relationship of
those two characters, Virginia and Pablo, is very powerful," Bardem
shared. "We had a great time doing it together… But there were some
tough scenes in it."
said that getting to act alongside Cruz on the film's more emotionally
challenging scenes made them less difficult to shoot.
"It was easier than we expected," he recalled. "We both had a lot of joy doing it."
While no release date has been determined, Escobar is expected to hit theaters in 2018.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails into theaters May 26.
May 13 17 8:37 AM
LOS ANGELES-Johnny Depp has been having
quite the tough time recently, but thankfully he’s got the release of
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ to take his mind of
it all. Sometimes, though, it seems he finds himself wishing he could
become the real life Captain Jack Sparrow. Jack Sparrow has become such
an iconic character in cinema since his arrival in the first film in
2003, with people around the world attempting to recreate the look for
costume parties and cosplay occasions. We already know that Johnny Depp
has a habit of carrying the costume around in case he finds himself at a
children’s hospital, but maybe he’s more attached to it than we
thought. ‘For me personally, it’s always just a treat to get back
together with Captain Jack’, Johnny said at the Shanghai premiere of the
'He’s just a very fun character. He’s a part of me and a part of all of us that we wish we could be.’
He goes on to say that he loves the
‘irreverence’ of the character, but he quite poignantly shares a quality
about the rum-drinking pirate that he wishes he had himself. ‘He just
sort of moves forward, he doesn’t really think about things all that
much’, he says.
Johnny recently donned his seafaring
persona to make a surprise appearance on the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’
ride at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. There he brandished
his sword and yelled at fans from the edge of the water as they sailed
through the tunnel on a boat. Plus, he made his most recent hospital
visit in full costume at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane,
Australia in April.
May 13 17 8:46 AM
Johnny Depp is reprising his Jack Sparrow role for the 5th installment of Disney movie.
Norwegian film directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are making their big Hollywood debut with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and they say it was a daunting job but the cast and crew were more than welcoming to them.
The directors started working together since the age of 10 and
co-own one of Scandinavia's largest production companies for commercials
called Motion Blur.
They are best known for their 2012 historical drama Kon-Tiki, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.
"We have been working on this film for the past three years. Jerry
Bruckheimer (producer) called us on board. Everything was bigger and
grander than what we have done before," Ronning told reporters here.
The franchise is a family as it has been going on for years. The cast
and crew have worked for many years. It was a daunting task to come on
board the film. But everyone was very supportive. They welcomed us with
open arms. We are thrilled to be a part of it."
The fifth Pirates movie stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario and Kevin McNally.
Sandberg says they chased after the film for many years before finally getting to direct it.
"We started making movies at the age of 10. We started playing with
the camera. We always wanted to make movies. We actually chased for this
film for a while as we really wanted to direct it. This is the kind of
film that we believe in. I am glad that we got to direct it," Sandberg
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales releases on May 26.
May 13 17 8:55 PM
by Anita Busch
May 15, 2017 2:12pm
Although Disney CEO Bob Iger did not reveal which movie the ransom
hackers claim to have, he did reveal to ABC employees during a town hall
meeting in New York on Monday that the incident had occurred, according
to a report. The hackers said they would release bits of the film — in
increments — if their demands weren’t met. Deadline learned that it was,
indeed, Jerry Bruckheimer’s fifth in the Pirates franchise, which is scheduled for release May 26.
Disney would not comment, but insiders said that the company refuse
to pay. This follows the same issue Netflix faced when a ransom hacker
spilled out 10 episodes of the next season of Orange Is The New Black when Netflix also refused to ante up.
Hector Monsegur, Director of Security Assessments for Rhino Security Labs and a regular expert on the Science Channel series Outlaw Tech,
was a former computer hacker who was arrested and then became an FBI
informant. He told Deadline that “attribution is probably the hardest
thing the FBI is dealing with here.”
Because the FBI has to track attacks backwards, “It’s nearly
impossible because you have various hackers from pretty much anywhere.
Also, they are aware of techniques to track them down. So you could have
an Egyptian hacker who uses Russian software so it looks like it’s
Russian but is actually from Egypt.”
“All these companies like Disney, Netflix and Discovery may have very
good security teams but you have all these vendors and small production
companies which don’t have great security and probably don’t have the
budget to focus on their own security so hackers get in pretty easily,”
Monsegur said. “Remember back in the day when movies would leak online
and they would go to a pirate bay? Now there has been a shift with the
advent of ransomware so (these companies) are getting demands to pay for
their own IP. Any studio is going to have a problem moving forward
protecting their IPs.”
The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has pulled in a
whopping $3.72 billion in worldwide box office since first launching in
2003. It’s not clear how releasing the movie would impact the new film’s
By Lisa Lockwood | WWD
What Goes Around Comes Around, the luxury and vintage retailer that has
six outposts in the U.S., has gotten in on the “Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” action. The movie opens May 26.
The retailer is offering a limited-edition vintage T-shirt with the
“Pirates of the Caribbean” skull and crossbones graphic, retailing for
$150. The T-shirts were designed using a set of 100 authentic blank Ts
from the Sixties. They were unveiled Wednesday night at the Beverly
Hills location of What Goes Around Comes Around. The T-shirts are being
sold online and at the Beverly Hills location.
The collaboration also includes customized vintage leather
jackets (hand-embellished Sixties leather moto jackets) that influencers
and celebrity stylists designed in honor of “Pirates of the
Caribbean.”Among those who designed the jackets were Patrick Ta,
celebrity makeup artist; Rocky Barnes, digital influencer and model;
stylist Karla Welch, and celebrity stylist, Samantha McMillen, along
with Johnny Depp, who signed the jacket.
They are being auctioned off for charity via Charitybuzz, with all proceeds going to Heal the Bay. The bidding starts at $500.
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