Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp are rumored to be reprising their roles as Will Turner and Jack Sparrow for the upcoming sixth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. With the first instalment being shot almost twenty years ago after all this time are Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp friends?
Orlando Bloom has stood by his friend Johnny Depp, through even some of his worst moments. Bloom calls Depp one of the most stand-up people he knows and really admires him as an actor.
According to Ranker.com Johnny Depp has a long list of celebrity friends, though I’m not sure how old, or accurate this list is, as several on the list are no longer in the land of the living, and at least one of them I’m quite certain he is no longer friends with.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Curse of the Black Pearl, the first movie in the saga of the Pirates of the Caribbean was released in 2003 and instantly shot to the top of the charts. Depp’s portrayal of eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow is possibly one of his best roles.
Orlando Bloom plays Will Turner, a blacksmith who teams up with Sparrow, albeit perhaps reluctantly in the beginning. They face off against a tribe of undead pirates to save Bloom’s love interest in the movies, played by Keira Knightley.
The role of Will Turner almost went to Heath Ledger and what had the pendulum swing in Bloom’s favor was the fact he was just coming off the success of Lord of the Rings, and the Director thought that Bloom would be more bankable than Ledger at the time.
The film garnered more than $654 million worldwide at the box office. The second film in the franchise almost doubled that with over $1 billion brought in from the box office worldwide. Depp and Bloom are two of the three actors who have starred in two of the seven movies to break the $1 billion box office mark. The third actor is Bernard Hill who was in Lord of the Rings and Titanic.
Quiet Life at Home
These days Orlando Bloom spends most of his time at home, with fiance Katy Perry. Not only are they about to become parents to a daughter later in the summer of 2020, but they are taking care of Bloom’s 9-year-old son with ex-wife Australian Model Miranda Kerr but they are also looking after Perry’s two nieces, ages 3 and 6.
If Bloom’s Instagram account is anything to go by, it looks like Bloom enjoys playing the role of Dad most of all. Even prior to the pandemic lock up, he often showed pictures of his family doing different things together, including his son and Perry.
Katy Perry has already mentioned that being a stepmom to Flynn is a role that she takes seriously, and has matured a lot since he came into her life. She’s also stated that she’s experiencing several different emotions as she gets closer to her due date. I’m sure after being locked up with three kids, adding a baby to the mix will be fine.
Depp’s Life in Self-Isolation
Johnny Depp has spent some of his self-isolation time getting back to his creative roots, including painting, singing and songwriting, and starting an Instagram account. He merged the music and Instagram by releasing a song he collaborated with Jeff Beck on, aptly named Isolation, on the photo platform.
Both Depp and Bloom have projects on the horizon, though it is uncertain when Hollywood will open up again. Both are also rumored to be in talks for the sixth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Bloom missed the fourth film and only made a brief appearance in the fifth one.