I attended the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Premiere courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. All thoughts/experiences/opinions are my own!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in theaters everywhere TODAY, May 26th! Last week while in LA for the red carpet premiere of the new Pirates, I had the chance to interview much of the talent from the film. You probably recall my moment with Javier Bardem and the interesting stories told by Geoffrey Rush, I thought the interviews couldn’t get any better but I was wrong! I knew we were in for a treat when Brenton Thwaites walked into the room with his dashing good looks. And when he began to speak with that Australian accent, I was entraced. To top it off, he had such a sweet demeanor and adventurous nature, this was evident when he spoke of his love for skateboarding.
Brenton Thwaites plays Henry Turner, son of Will and Elizabeth Turner, in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Take a look at some highlights from the interview and enjoy his stunning good looks!
On Becoming Involved With The Film
I auditioned a multiple amount of times with Ron and Chris here in L.A., and then I met the directors at a place in Venice Beach, and then the movie got put on hold for a while, and I re-auditioned about a year later. I met Jerry Bruckheimer and the producers, and then I just got the part out of nowhere.
On Working With Johnny Depp
It was terrifying. It’s always terrifying because you never know what he’s going to say or do, so you know, and it always results in humiliation for me. You are always, entering a scene, thinking this guy now is five movies worth of Jack Sparrow. He’s on the ball, kind of irreverent and impulsive. You just anticipate what he’s going to do and say, so that’s great because, as an actor, it kind of improves your acting in the sense that you’re always open and free and relaxed to go with the flow, but also pretty terrifying.
On Being A Father & Working With Disney
It’s great being a part of Disney because, as a studio, it really, plays for the younger audiences, and I did a movie released in 2014 called Maleficent which something I can’t wait for my daughter to see. Pirates may take a while just because it’s quite scary. Maleficent is, as well, but I know, there’s moments in Pirates where I kind of even get scared, you know. I think it might take a while. Maybe next year when she’s two.
On Being A New Comer To Pirates
I think they did value my input as an actor as a newcomer. There were so many different characters coming into this one to make it a fresh new thing, you know, and I think all the old-school dudes really wanted, make it fresh and exciting and, it’s something they hadn’t done before. So Javier coming on board, myself, Kaya, and the two new directors that primarily done independent films supported and encouraged on this one.
His Hopes On The Take Away Of The Film
I just hope they’re entertained. It’s the kind of movie that never loses its drive and has so many action pieces set pieces; comedic elements; romance; supernatural; there’s kind of something for everyone in this movie. I hope everyone takes something from it and connects with the characters.
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES opens in theaters everywhere TODAY, May 26th!