Warning: Spoilers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Ahead!
Last weekend, audiences set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow on a brand new adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Joining the eccentric captain on his latest voyage are Henry Turner and Carina Smyth, played by Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, respectively. In a round table interview with the press, Thwaites and Scodelario discussed their roles in the film and the possibility of returning in future films.
Thwaites discussed what inspired him to join the franchise, explaining that he has been a fan since the first Pirates of the Caribbean was released.
“Just that I’m a fan. I was a fan since I was a young kid. They brought so many colors to the screen that we hadn’t seen, back in 2003. They were funny, filled with adventure, action, romance and the supernatural, and they’re always, at the forefront, right on the cutting edge of CGI technology. I remember being scared and excited and fascinated by that, all at the same time.”
Thwaites commented the ending of the film and how the torch has been passed from Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner to Henry.
“He kind of passes me the torch at the beginning of the film, which is great because we see him, in the earlier movies, getting the torch passed to him by his dad and trying to save him, and Henry is doing the same thing now. It’s a continued theme from the first movie, with that idea of family and fighting to save family.”
Scodelario discussed how her character fits in with the previous heroines of the franchise.
“For me, personally, I think she’s the most progressive one that we’ve ever seen. She is just a simple woman, in this time, who doesn’t want to be put into a box. She isn’t a pirate. She isn’t a superhero. She is just an intelligent young woman who’s determined and has a mission, and she sticks to it. She’s an orphan, and the challenges she must have faced to get to where we meet her really fascinate me. I picture her being alone, from the age of 13, just wandering the world and going through the Caribbean, trying to find her identity. It was an honor to get to play her. I can’t wait to see, if we do more movies, what she could do next.”
Scodelario also shared her ideas for where her character could go in future films.
“For me, I’d love to see her taking the reins from Daddy Barbossa and see if she wants to incorporate her love of astronomy and horology into being a badass pirate. I think there could be something quite interesting in that. And maybe they can have babies and stuff, as well. Pirate babies.”
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Directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is now playing in theaters!