"Comedy is so much nicer"–Johnny Depp is interviewed on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

The photo shows Johnny Depp during his interview on GOOD MORNING AMERICA this morning, Tuesday, May 8th. The five-minute feature, called “A Pirate’s Life for Me: Johnny Depp Up Close,” combined an autobiographical recap with promotion for the upcoming release of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. GMA’s weekend anchor Bill Weir did sandwich in some fresh questions, however, as he asked Johnny about comic vs. “dark” roles, and about the health of his daughter Lily-Rose. Here is a bit of their conversation:

GMA: How does comedy satisfy you differently than drama, or something tense and psychological?

JD: Oh, boy. It’s so much nicer. So much better than having to travel to . . . dark places. It’s fun to sort of release the trap door and see what everyone’s reaction is.

GMA [narrator]: But he is still drawn to the morbid.

JD: (nodding) Dark.

GMA: You keep going back to the dark, man!

JD: Yeah. I don’t know. There are certain things that arrive in front of you–things like THE LIBERTINE or SWEENEY TODD, with Tim Burton–that you just know that there’s no way around it. You must do it.

GMA: But do you find therapy in your work?

JD: You definitely do. But you know, you find therapy in life–in anything. In family. In your kids.

Regarding the recent serious illness of his daughter Lily-Rose, Johnny offered this update: “As any parent would feel, it was extremely frightening. She’s doing really well. She’s pulled through beautifully–and perfectly, thank God. So everything’s good.” Wonderful news!

Many thanks to Susanne for preparing our video clip and for her screencap, and to emma for the ABC News link and to Intodadepps for posting the first news about GOOD MORNING AMERICA last week. You can see the full video on the ABC News website here: http://tinyurl.com/2xjw6y –Part-Time Poet

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