‘Pirates 5’: Brenton Thwaites On Acting Opposite Jack Sparrow

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Brenton Thwaites recalls filming his first scene with Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow.

In Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, series newcomer Brenton Thwaites joins the cast as Henry Turner, son of Orlando Bloom’s original Pirates trilogy character Will Turner. In the film, Henry is on a quest, alongside Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Thwaites recalled filming his first scene with Depp as Jack Sparrow, a character he’d grown up watching:

“My first scene with [Johnny], if I’m remembering correctly, was the scene where Henry is trying to convince Jack Sparrow to team up with him and find this ancient treasure that could one, help Henry, and two, ultimately save Jack — so, a lot of things going on. I just remember being absolutely terrified, like I’d never acted in my life before doing this scene. I just remember thinking, ‘How am I going to stand there and talk to Johnny Depp for three minutes, opposite a character that I’d grown up with in my teenage years? It’s not going to be possible.”

Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars the returning Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush, who will be joined by newcomers Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, David Wenham and Paul McCartney. Keira Knightley will also reprise her role as Elizabeth Swann in a cameo appearance. Here’s the official synopsis:

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea… including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters May 26, 2017.

Source: Entertainment Weekly