A few tidbits about Johnny Depp

8 03 2007

Depp may play a Queen
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Unconfirmed sources have claimed that Robert DeNiro production company has appraoched Depp about starring in a Queen biopic. This is exciting news simply because Depp would make an excellent Freddie Mercury and the film is long overdue. While artist with less talent such as Ray Charles and Johnny Cash have had their shots at the big sceen. Mercury was one of the first celebrities to suffer from and die of AIDES in the early 1990s. He also had one of the greatest voices in rock music as well as the frontman for the genre’s most innovative band. While Charles and Cash have many hits, some of which are memorable, none of them have songs that are iconic. Queen has given anthems that we still use to cheer/celebrate with from “We Will Rock You” to “We Are The Champions” to “Another One Bites The Dust.” This is amazing news on a movie that deserves to be made.

Depp’s daughter is seriously ill
On a sadder note. Johnny Depp’s seven-year-old daughter Lily-rose is seriously ill in an English hospital, according to British newspaper Daily Mirror. The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor, 43, and his partner Vanessa Paradis, 34, are holding a vigil at the child’s bedside after she was struck down by the undisclosed illness nine days ago. The Mirror claims it knows what medical condition Lily-Rose is suffering from, but have decided to withhold it from the press out of respect for the privacy of Depp’s family. Depp had been filming Sweeney Todd in London and Buckinghamshire when his daughter was rushed to hospital last week. A hospital source says, “He has not asked for any special favors but just wants the best for his child, like any parent. “It is such a difficult time for him but he is hanging in there for the sake of his daughter and the whole family is just praying that she gets better. They are taking each day as it comes. “It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for all of them and he’s been worrying himself silly. He’s a devoted dad and is spending as much time as he can with Lily.” Depp and French model/actress Paradis also have a four-year-old son Jack.
From: imdb.com

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