Just who is this sepia-tinged lovely with Hermes scarf, uncontrollable hair and more than a hint of syphilis?
*hands out John Frieda Frizz-Ease*
Jonathan Depp, that’s who, in perennial Tim Burton get-up. This time round, we’re talking Alice in Wonderland in which Johnny bagged the Mad Hatter part. He faught tooth and French manicured nail for that part, people. Weeks and weeks and years of readings and call-backs and screen tests before Tim gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought, ‘You know what, give the kid a break. It is the credit crunch, after all.’ He’d just watched Billy Elliot at the time. It inspired him.
Another unkown, Helena Bottom Carter, has been cast alongside Johnnty Deptford Tunnel, as The Red Queen. Some people have thrown the word ‘nepotism’ around. Waddaya talk? The two have never even met!
Wanna know who else is in Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter? Stephen Fry, Anne Hathaway, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman, and Myleene Klass. One of those is a lie.