“You do the best work you can do”–Johnny Depp on THE TOURIST

When journalist Ruben Nepales of the Philippine Inquirer asked Johnny Depp why his recent film with Angelina Jolie, The Tourist, took such a drubbing from critics, Johnny couldn’t account for the reaction. “You go into a film and do the best work you can do. The second they tell you, ‘It’s a wrap,’ it’s really no longer any of your business,” he explained. “I always walk away, thank everyone and it’s done.”

As always, Johnny had only kind words for his colleagues on The Tourist. Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck “is a terrific filmmaker,” Johnny said. “Angie is obviously a great talent. . . . The cinematography is great. Maybe I’m the one who messed it up,” he offered, with his usual modesty, “but I don’t know because I haven’t seen the film.”

Lots of other people around the world have seen the film, though–worldwide box-office for The Tourist has reached $245 million! And that total is still growing.

The Tourist will premiere in Japan on Thursday, March 3rd; Johnny Depp is scheduled to attend the red carpet event at Toho Cinemas Roppongi at Roppongi Hills, much to the delight of his many devoted Japanese admirers, who will be happy to welcome Johnny back to Tokyo.

The Zone thanks Marijose for the Ruben Nepales interview and Charlotte Depp for news about the Tourist premiere. You can read more on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

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