Depp: Disney 'couldn't stand' my Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.' (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

November 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Johnny Depp's portrayal of flamboyant pirate Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean" may have snagged him an Oscar nom, but the actor said Disney was less than thrilled.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Depp said Disney initially, "couldn't stand" how he played Sparrow, the flamboyant pirate.

He said there was concern that Sparrow was gay.

Depp said he told an executive, "all my characters are gay."

He added "that really made her nervous."

Disney is the parent company of ABC30.

In the interview, Depp also talked about working with Angelina Jolie in the new movie, "The Tourist."

He described Jolie as being incredibly normal and said she has a dark, perverse sense of humor.

Depp also said he felt sorry for the way the paparazzi hunted Jolie, and had to be careful that photographers didn't catch them too close together so rumors wouldn't start.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.