"One of the best actors we have in the whole world"–CRY-BABY director John Waters discusses Johnny Depp

In a recent interview promoting his film A DIRTY SHAME, director John Waters mentioned his excitement over the upcoming release of CRY-BABY (1990) on DVD. Waters reveals that the DVD version will contain two additional musical numbers, as well as some plot development and bonus features, including interviews with the cast. Asked if Johnny Depp, who gave a memorable performance as rock rebel Wade Walker in CRY-BABY, was involved in the making of the DVD, Waters replied: “Johnny comes back and gives an interview and it’s amazing. They found everybody again today and interviewed them again, including Hatchet-Face that looks so different. With Johnny, though, you can’t tell the difference when they cut back and forth between the new material and the old stuff from the electronic press kit. It’s like Dorian Gray. He doesn’t look like he’s aged at all.”

Pressed by the interviewer to give a quick impression of Johnny Depp, Waters replied: “A great friend, a beautiful man, a kind person and one of the best actors we have in the whole world.” The Zone thanks emma for posting excerpts from the Waters interview on the News & Views forum; you can read the full interview HERE. CRY-BABY will be released on DVD (Region 1 only) on July 12, 2005.

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