Johnny Depp is no stranger to playing iconic characters. From Sweeney Todd to Ichabod Crane to Willy Wonka, the man has a pretty extensive and impressive character log under his belt. Next up for him is Barnabas Collins in the Tim Burton adaptation of Dark Shadows.
Depp will play Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire who crosses paths with the youthful Victoria Winters and the devious Willie Loomis, played in the film by Bella Heathcoate and Jackie Earle Haley. Recently Depp spoke with MTV about what he intends on bringing to the role made famous by the great Jonathan Frid.
“For me, even the conversations I’ve had with Tim, what Jonathan Frid did with that character and that classic look he created, I find it very difficult to stray very far from that,” Depp tells the network. “I think it’s going to be somewhere in that arena, with maybe just a couple of different touches here and there. There’s something about this vampire coming back after 200 years into this modern world, with a touch of the poetic, with maybe a tendency to maybe wax a little poetic now and again. I have a good feeling about it. But Jonathan Frid’s Barnabas was so special.”
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