Johnny Depp Was In Last Night’s ‘The Walking Dead’ (Sort Of)

This week’s “heart-stopping” The Walking Dead had it all: Foreshadowing! Out-of-nowhere romance! Cookies! Rick punching the head of a zombie!

To fool Negan’s Saviors into thinking they killed Gregory, the dream team of Andy, Jesus, and Rick have to decide which of three decapitated walkers looks the most like the Hilltop leader. None of them are exactly right because “the nose is a different shape,” according to Jesus, so Rick does what he does best: He pretends he’s Rocky in a meat locker, and Head #2 is a slab of beef.

If Head #3 looks familiar, that’s because you’ve seen too many Pirates of the Caribbean movies (so, more than one): Walking Dead director Greg Nicotero told Entertainment Weekly that it was intentionally modeled after Johnny Depp.

One of the other heads, I don’t know if I’m going to get in trouble if I say this, was Johnny Depp. I think we had sculpted an emaciated version of a dummy head for something and we used Johnny Depp’s head as a basis just for a clay sculpt. I can’t remember who the third one is, but I’m in good company. Norman [Reedus] kept saying he wanted the heads when we were done shooting. I said we’ve got to wait until the picture is logged. (Via Entertainment Weekly)

When Game of Thrones needed a decapitated head, they used one that happened to look like George W. Bush’s. The Walking Dead‘s Johnny Depp noggin is sure to inspire less controversy, especially among the four people who paid to see Mortdecai. For them, it was a cathartic experience.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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