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The Deleted Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End Scene That Explains Jack Sparrow’s History

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It feels like we as a society have sort of memory-holed just how popular the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise was during the 2000s. Those movies were pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars each, and there were five of them! That’s so many! My parents owned a copy of “The Game of Life: Pirates of the Caribbean Edition” and none of us had even seen the movie!

I’m not too torn up about the series being forgotten in history, mostly because of star Johnny Depp’s status as the internet darling of domestic abuse apologists. But the movies had some merit to them, even if they weren’t exactly masterpieces. They were big and fun, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” shockingly being the movie with the highest budget, uh, ever? They spent a small nation’s GDP on the fourth movie of a franchise based on an amusement park ride.

One of the main things people loved about the franchise was noted bad dude Johnny Depp’s performance as Jack Sparrow, a devilish rogue of a pirate who was always a little drunk. He was definitely the break-out character of the series, appearing most often in advertising and merchandise. This was despite Sparrow’s profession, as pirates have actually been known historically to do some pretty bad stuff. Is the audience meant to root for someone who’s committed such heinous crimes just because he’s charismatic?

Well, a deleted scene in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” actually attempted to address this. The scene features Jack Sparrow taking a morally redemptive stance against slavery and human trafficking, which doesn’t sound very impressive now that I say it, but I guess he’s a pirate.

People ain’t cargo, mate

Unsurprisingly, executives at Disney weren’t initially fans of Depp’s portrayal of Sparrow as a sort of constantly drunken rogue. It makes sense that Sparrow ended up the film’s breakout character, because film executives have awful instincts. But even being proven wrong, it would make sense that a scene like this deleted scene was added to try to assuage the company’s fears of having a bad role model lead their movie.

The scene features Jack Sparrow being questioned by the movie’s villain, the head of the East India Trading Company, Lord Cutler Beckett. Sparrow and Beckett have always had an implied personal history, but this scene makes what happened between them very clear. Beckett accuses Sparrow of breaking a deal they had in which Sparrow would move cargo for him. He says Sparrow instead liberated the cargo. To which Sparrow replies, “People ain’t cargo, mate.”

Okay, that line’s pretty cool. As I said, a bit of a low bar to clear, but people are looking for more or less any excuse to like Jack Sparrow, so I’ll buy it. The finished movie definitely wouldn’t have hurt for keeping this scene.

But even without this little “well, actually” addendum to Jack Sparrow’s morality, the films and the Sparrow character achieved great popularity. So much so that director Gore Verbinski would have to talk in interviews about how he didn’t believe a “Jack Sparrow movie” could work, comparing it to a dish that’s all garlic. While he was right, with all the goodwill from the bad person community Depp is seeing these days, I wouldn’t be surprised if he got to take another spin as Jack Sparrow in the near future. Unless he’s simply too unrecognizable to do it.

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‘Wednesday’ star Catherine Zeta-Jones is all praise for Netflix series and ‘marvellous’ co-star Jenna Ortega

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Catherine Zeta Jones was all praise for Netflix's hit series Wednesday,and co-star Jenna Ortega, in a recent interview.

On Wednesday, January 25, Catherine Zeta Jones, who plays Morticia Addams, spoke to Ross King in a chat show on Lorraine about the Wednesday series being renewed for a second season.

According to Daily Mail, the actress was alongside her husband Michael Douglas at a Burns night celebration.

She told the reporter, “When Tim Burton asked me to do it, I was like ‘whatever you want me to do Tim!’ and then the idea of me playing Morticia, who’s such an iconic, wonderful, juicy character was wonderful.”

Speaking about the show, she said, “It turned out so much better than I think anybody anticipated.”

Catherine also praised her co-star, “Jenny Ortega is just marvellous as Wednesday and through the eyes of Tim Burton it’s a lot of fun.”

The 53-year-old Hollywood star continued, “I’m really happy to be part of it I must say.”

Catherine’s screen icon husband Michael, 78, was certainly a fan of his wife’s work as he chimed in, “She killed Morticia, she really killed it!”

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Nia Long Says ‘Fresh Prince’ Costar Will Smith ‘Carried a Burden for Many Years to Represent’ Perfection

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Nia Long is proud of how far Will Smithhas come.

In speaking of her former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar, Long, 52, applauded Smith, 54, for how he’s handled himself in the spotlight.

“I will always love him. He’s had an incredible career, and he’s carried a burden for many years to try — to represent what perfection looks like,” Long, who played Smith’s character’s girlfriend and fiancée Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes on the series, said in an interview with Yahoo’s Kevin Polowy. “Or what achievement looks like.”

Long also reflected on her generation’s idea of “celebrity” — and how Smith fit into that box. “I don’t think that — at least when we were growing up — there was room to be human. I think he’s now able to be human,” she added.

Last year, Smith went viral after slappingChris Rock on stage at the Oscars. The unscripted moment came after Rock, 57, mocked Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved hairstyle, which was done to her alopecia.

Smith, in turn, faced a great deal of backlash before he eventually apologized for his behavior.

Though Long did not directly mention Smith’s outburst, she equated life in the spotlight to that of strict routine, which sometimes does not allow authenticity.

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“We all have our moments in life where we need to reconcile things that we suppress,” she said. “And I think — it’s hard growing up in this business and being front and center every day, all day.”

Of her own career, and backseat spotlight, she added. “Think about it — I can go to the grocery store anytime I want to, and for the most part, people are like ‘Hey, Nia Long.’ No one’s chasing me down the street. I still have my anonymity, and I appreciate that about my career.”

During the conversation, Long also got emotional discussing the difficulties she’s faced in recent months. Long went through a very public breakup last year with her fiancé, former Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka, after 13 years together. He had been caught having an affair with a female subordinate within the Celtics organization.

“I’ve had some pretty devastating moments in my life over the last couple of months, and I’ve had to just say ‘It’s alright. You’ll pick yourself back up’ — oh, my God I’m about to cry,” Long added. “You pick yourself back up, and you keep it moving.”

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Amber Heard Strategically Planned To Make Johnny Depp’s Life Hell? Ended Marriage Days After His Mother’s Death & Filed For Restraining Order On Lily Rose-Depp’s Birthday!

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Did Amber Heard Made Johnny Depp Go Through Worst During His Lowest Points? ( Photo Credit – Instagram ; Movie Still )

Amber Heard very well planned steps in divorce against Johnny Depp to take him down during his lowest phases? Read details now!

Amber Heard has been declared guilty of defaming Johnny Depp during the latest Virginia trial. She was ordered to pay a compensation of $10.35 million which was later settled for only $1 million. But did you know, the Aquaman star strategically took steps during divorce? Well, the details of it will leave you shell-shocked.

A lot had been said and done during the one-year span that Johnny and Amber remained married. There were accusations of cheating with Elon Musk, a threesome with Cara Delevingne and so much more! On the other hand, the Justice League actress accused him of domestic violence, and verbal abuse amongst other claims.

A report by Animated Times now reveals details that are truly giving us goosebumps. It looks like Amber Heard strategically planned to leave Johnny Deppdestructed. She allegedly filed for divorce citing their official separation day as 17th April 2016. Betty Sue Palmer, JD’s mom, passed away just 2 days prior to that and the actor was facing his worst possible phase.

On the other hand, Amber heard filed for a restraining order against Johnny Depp on 27th May 2016. That was again the day Johnny Depp was ideally supposed to celebrate the birthday of his daughter Lily-Rose Depp. But unfortunately, his ex-wife stole the thunder.

One refuses to believe that all of this is mere coincidence!

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp denied all the allegations made against him by Amber Heard and termed them “heinous.”

He reacted to them in court and said, “It’s insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, s*xual violence, that she’s attributed to me, that she’s accused me of. I don’t think anyone enjoys having to split themselves open and tell the truth, but there are times when one simply has to because it’s gotten out of control. Horrible. Ridiculous. Humiliating. Ludicrous. Painful. Savage. Unimaginably brutal. Cruel and all false.”

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