I was seeing some memes around about the “September 30th x October 1st” where people post a normal-looking photo to represent “September 30th” and a photo of the same person looking much more Halloween-themed to represent “October 1st” and the beginning of this spooky month.
So, I decided to make the Johnny’s version!
All the photos were taken during the filming days, or pretty close days, of each movie, less the Grindelwald one, which are photos of the same day!!!
Countdown to Halloween: 30 DAYS!
In one of the photos
Boggs’ house, it was pretty hard for him to eat properly (Oh, the pea… The struggle was real…)
But the dessert was the best and easiest part!
Today (June 7) is the first Friday of June and in the USA and in some other countries, is celebrated the “Donuts/Doughnut Day”.So, now that some of us adopted the donuts as a symbol of support for Johnny, the time has come to celebrate this day.
Up next: How to control being next a pile of donuts?
Rocky Tang on Instagram.
Ps. Oh, and now I think I’m the only one imagining that this is how Edward Scissorhands would look like, if he could grow old. 😂
So here it is. If you guys haven’t had the
chance to read Johnny’s latest interview, you can read now fully translated and in
The magazine in Chinese was released in January in China, and the interview happened while
Johnny was at Hainan International Film Festival, also in China, where he
talked about his career for one hour and half for fans, young filmmakers and
producers, on the “Master Class Session Enabling Tomorrow’s Talents
Event“, in Hainan Bay, China.
In this interview, Johnny talks about how he became an actor, and his first
thoughts when he faced a camera; his routines while reading the scripts and how
he prepares himself for a new role; His meeting with Tim Burton and Edward
Scissorhands; Kusturica and Arizona Dream, His work with different directors,
and how a young director can impress him; Advice for young actors and
directors; His future as actor and director; the movies he saw recently, and
his roles in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and “Waiting For the
I gotta say: It’s a long and really great interview and a must read!
I hope you all like, and if you need a better quality to read, just ask
**Ps about the translation:You have no idea of how much time and tough was working
on the translation. I did the most for a close translation to the original,
using 10 different dictionaries, translating word by word and sentence by sentence to avoid any mistake. It’s 99% correct, but there’s some words which I
had to change for to equivalent synonym in English, but don’t worry, it’s the
same meaning. And as usual in the same magazine format. It was tough, but I loved to make it. When a next interview in a different language be released, remember that will be translated here!
“I can remember when I finished ‘Edward
Scissorhands’, looking in a mirror as the girl was doing my makeup for the last
time, putting on the appliances and the prosthetics – this was like the 90th
day or the 89th day of shooting – and looking, and going, ‘Wow. This is
it. I’m saying goodbye to this guy. I’m saying goodbye to Edward
Scissorhands.’ It was funny, I was kind of sad.” ~ Johnny Depp.
Johnny used to spend two hours to apply his heavy make-up, 45 minutes being sewn into his costume and a further hour with the hairdresser making his massive wig, almost every day during the four months of filming.
In 1990, Tim Burton was unfamiliar with Johnny but find in him a chance for the role, but meanwhile, the role was also offered and caught attention of some other actors:
1) Gary Oldman:
Gary read the script, but thought the story quite ridiculous with the castle, the Avon lady selling makeup and the fact that the lead character has scissors hands, He didn’t get Tim’s idea, who also at that time was a relatively unknown director, and turned down. Later, he watched the movie and understand the idea of the movie.
2) Tom Cruise:
20th Century Fox Studios for the role, Tom had a meeting with
Tim Burton, but the director didn’t feel secure about the actor, who, at that time, used to be a rival of Johnny when it comes about “Teen Idol”. Tom also wanted to change Edward’s character a bit, insisting to be more masculine, with less makeup, and that the movie should have a happy ending.
3) Robert Downey Jr.:
4) Tom Hanks:
Tom passed up the project in favor of “Bonfire of the Vanities”. The movie end up being a flop at the box office and considered one of the worst movies of 1990.
5) Jim Carrey:
Jim expressed interest, but was (and still is) considered “too funny” for serious roles. Jim also tried for a lot of other roles caught by Johnny, such as Wade Walker in Cry-Baby, Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. At this time, I think Carrey has already cursed Johnny’s name for taking every role he would like to make…
Chose by Caroline Thompson, the writer of the movie.
7) William Hurt:
8) Michael Jackson:
Michael really wanted to play Edward and insisted calling to Tim for a chance for an audition, although Tim ignored all of his calls. Michael didn’t have a chance, but bought one of the prototypes of Edward’s scissor hands gloves, worn by Johnny in the movie.
Ps. The photos of the actors are from 1989/1990, the same year of when the movie was filmed. It help us to imagine how they would look like for the role.