Johnny Depp has played his fair share of villainous roles throughout his Oscar nominated career but after watching him (decked out as Jack Sparrow) surprise the patients at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital; it's clear that in real life he's truly "the good guy."
Dreadlocks flowing and mischievous grin gleaming, Sparrow creeps around the corners of the children's hospital, located in Brisbane, Australia. Depp is currently "down under" shooting Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Mean Tell No Tales.
No award winning screen writer could have scripted the moment more perfectly as the real life moment when Sparrow greeted Ula (a two-time cancer survivor and patient who had no idea Depp was coming). Tears fell down Ula's porcelain face as Depp wrapped his arms around her in a giant bear hug. The pirate never broke character as he toured the hospital and playfully interacted with the children. Sparrow had everyone giggling as he handed out gold coins and even asked to try on the kids' pajamas. Depp, a father of two children of his own, was a natural with the kids and was described by Ula as being a "giant teddy."
Ula doubles as kid correspondent for Juiced TV (the show made by children in the hospital for the children in the hospital) interviewed Jack Sparrow for the show. While Depp has been noted for being a trifle bit uncomfortable during sit down interviews with veteran TV personalities; he was in his element among the young audience. Sparrow answered a hilarious round of questions from Ula, the budding TV Host who could certainly have a journalism career someday if she chooses.
Do you think celebrities should do more to act as role models? Is it part of the job description of "being famous."