Newswire: Johnny Depp uses his Johnny Deppness for good, appears at children’s hospital as Captain Jack Sparrow

Underneath all the silly hats, quirky facial hair, and general affectation-ness that have slowly been devouring Johnny Depp whole—ever since he accepted that cursed pirate gold to start playing Captain Jack Sparrow without realizing that he’d never be allowed to stop—glimpses of the talented person underneath still manage to peek out. Maybe it shows up in a particularly effective trailer, for instance, or a nice little nod to an earlier phase of his career. And sometimes it comes in the form of him deploying his inherent Johnny Deppness for good, by showing up in character as Captain Jack Sparrow to surprise a bunch of kids at an Australian children’s hospital.

The visit was filmed for the Children Hospital Foundation’s Juiced TV, an Australian children’s show “made by the kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital.” And sure, there are all sorts of caveats …

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