[pullquote quote="He's very generous with his time when it comes to his fans." credit="Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (on Johnny Depp)"]The star power at Disneyland last Saturday night as the California theme park hosted the World Premiere of the fourth movie in the Pirates franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, was almost enough to light the entire park! We were lucky enough to be there in attendance to witness the celebrity arrivals and strolls down the “black” carpet. Plus, we got one of the first looks at the gorgeous 3D film as it was presented on a gigantic outdoor screen overlooking a pirate moat.
The movie’s stars and creative team seemed to be just as excited about the film and the event (which was a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America) as we were.
Here’s what they had to say:
Penelope Cruz (Angelica)
How was it becoming the first female pirate in the Pirates franchise?
Penelope Cruz: It was a lot of fun. It was six amazing months of my life traveling around the world with Johnny and Rob and all these amazing cast members. It was really one of the greatest experiences I’ve had working on a movie. I am a huge fan of what Johnny has created with this character so it is a huge honor to have been invited into the fourth one.
And what do you think of this huge turnout for the World Premiere?
PC: I mean it’s amazing to have our premiere at Disneyland.
Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow)
How does it feel returning as the infamous Capt. Jack Sparrow?
Johnny Depp: Number four, the fourth time out. Uhm, very exciting, you know, as always, very exciting and you hope…your one hope really is that, you know, people enjoy it, the kids, that people enjoy it you know, because that’s who we made it for. I mean to me, every time that I’m able to, you know, step into those raggedy old clothes is a gift…it’s a great gift.
The fans are extremely excited about having the World Premiere here at Disneyland. Is that exciting to you as well?
JD: Well that’s what’s really nice about doing this whole scenario at Disneyland, you know, is that it becomes this, you know, even more of a major event. People can really cut loose and have a good time. I mean it’s a huge energy, but what it is more than anything for me it’s an opportunity to sort of be able to give back, you know. Give back in a sense of like say thank you to the people, face to face, thank you. So that I do enjoy very much.