Friday, November 02, 2007

Johnny Depp is into that "less is more" kind of acting.

Entertainment Weekly has a fairly insipid (suprise!) interview with Johnny Depp about Sweeney Todd, and I think this is my favorite part because it's so groundbreaking and cutting-edge, you know?

You have a scene with Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, set to the song ''My Friends,'' where you never once look at her — she's out of focus behind you. It's right for the character, but did that freak her out on the set?
She was terrific about it, Helena. We did that entire piece and I don't think we made eye contact at all. It seemed like the right thing to do. I thought the only time he'd have real intense eye contact would be with his wife when they were younger, or with Judge Turpin. I really tried to stick to that. It wasn't always possible, but we came close.

Johnny Depp: Cutting Loose in "Sweeney Todd" [EW]

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