Thursday, July 23, 2009

Johnny Depp's Dream Role: Carol Channing?

Why not?

Oh, Quirky McOddball-Depp, I love you. Of course you want to play Carol Channing! Who ELSE could play her in a biopic? Now, let's talk directors! There's the obvious choice of Tim Burton, but I'd like to see John Waters at the helm, wouldn't you? I think we need a reunion of Waters and I want to watch the classic, "Crybaby", just thinking about the possibilities!

Johnny told the Mirror:

“My dream role would be to play musical legend Carol Channing in a biopic of her life. I love her, I really do. She’s amazing,” he told Britain’s The Mirror Thursday. “With all the digital technology available these days I could probably pull it off.”

Carol gave her wide-eyed response:

"It is not a new concept to me. Not at all. Men have been imitating me for as long as I can remember. In fact, most of the impersonations I have seen have had a five o'clock shadow. I imagine, when or if Johnny should portray me, he will succeed. Because a true artist, such as himself, is one who loves his or her creation and therefore represents their honest view of that which they are creating. I think he is a gifted performer and I would be very proud, as well as interested in seeing what his vision of me would be. Johnny is someone I would very much like to help me and my foundation to bring the Arts back into the the public school system in America."

OH--guess what? Patrick had Carol over to his house! He said she's just lovely.

Name dropper.


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