The Scottish actor, Brian Cox called out various celebrities who rubbed him the wrong way, including Johnny Depp.
According to page six, in his memoir “putting the rabbit in the hat” the “succession” star called out various actors from Hollywood, especially the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp for rubbing him the wrong way.
“It would have been a money-spinner, but of all the parts in that film, it was the most thankless,” Cox wrote about turning down the part of the Governor in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean” film series. The part later went to Jonathan Pryce.
He further added, “Plus, I would have ended up doing it for the film after film and missed out on all the other nice things I’ve done,”.
“Another thing with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is that it’s very much the ‘Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow’ show, and Depp, personable though I’m sure he is, is so overblown, so overrated,” Cox said, according to extracts obtained by GQ.
He continued “I mean, ‘Edward Scissorhands.’ Let’s face it, if you come on with hands like that and pale, scarred-face make-up, you don’t have to do anything. And he didn’t. And subsequently, he’s done even less.”
The actor also said that Depp’s star power is slowly diminishing “But people love him. Or they did love him. They don’t love him so much these days, of course. If Johnny Depp went for Jack Sparrow now, they’d give it to Brendan Gleeson,” Cox added.
The actor praised the director, Spike Lee. According to Cox, Spike put actor Ed Norton “in his place” while filming 2002’s ‘25th Hour.’
“Ed Norton was in the film and he’s a nice lad but a bit of a pain in the [expletive] because he fancies himself as a writer-director,” Cox wrote.
“He and I had this scene set in the bar owned by my character. Spike set it up immaculately, but Ed came in and was saying, ‘Now, I’ve done some work on the script and I’ve got a few ideas and I’d like you to think about them. I’ve rewritten a few things in there …’.