“It’s Johnny Depp” Isla Fisher Regrets Missing Out on Screen Kiss Due to Health Concerns

 “It’s Johnny Depp” Isla Fisher Regrets Missing Out on Screen Kiss Due to Health Concerns


Johnny Depp’s reputation as a charismatic and talented actor precedes him in Hollywood, often highlighted by his roles that require a romantic flair. Known not only for his acting but also his on-screen chemistry, Depp has received accolades for his kissing scenes. However, one co-star, Isla Fisher, missed the opportunity to experience this aspect of Depp’s acting prowess due to health concerns.

While working on the animated film “Rango,” where Depp voiced the eponymous character and Fisher voiced his love interest, Beans, the actors were encouraged by director Gore Verbinski to physically act out their scenes to enhance the animation. This method was meant to lend authenticity to the animated characters’ interactions. Fisher shared this experience in an interview with Just Jared, explaining the unique approach taken in the film’s production.

During one particular scene, Fisher was supposed to kiss Depp’s character. Unfortunately, she had to opt-out at the last moment due to a bad cold. Reflecting on her decision, Fisher expressed her regret to FandomWire, saying, “Afterwards I was like, ‘What was I thinking? It’s Johnny Depp.’ Maybe I should have just gotten the kiss and given him the germs.” Her decision, though prudent, was a missed chance to add a personal memory with one of Hollywood’s renowned actors.

Fisher’s hesitance was not just about missing a kiss with Depp but also highlights her professional integrity, prioritizing her co-star’s health over a potential headline-making moment. This level of consideration is significant, given Depp’s own reservations about on-screen kissing, which he has openly discussed as being uncomfortable.

Depp’s discomfort with intimate scenes was notably mentioned regarding his role as Jack Sparrow in the 2006 film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” alongside Keira Knightley, who was a minor at the time of filming. Depp recounted the awkwardness of their kissing scene, especially since he had known Knightley since she was 17. He told the press, “Any kind of scene like that, whenever you’re doing that sort of thing, it’s always unbelievably awkward, especially having met Keira when she was 17 years old.”

Despite these challenges, Depp described the professional approach taken: “It’s always awkward so you kind of just make light of it; she was a good sport and we just kind of did what we had to do, that’s the gig.” His comments reflect a broader respect for his colleagues and the complexities of filming such scenes, a sentiment that resonates with his fans and co-stars alike, who admire his gentlemanly demeanor and professionalism in the industry.

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