There’s not much new in the interview but it’s still a very interesting read.
Quote: “”Lone Ranger” marks another collaboration for you and Johnny Depp. What works well in that relationship? GV: I don’t have a soundbite answer for that. I think it comes down to trust. We had just started shooting the second “Pirates,” and I was talking to him about this lizard project, this chameleon with an identity crisis in the West, and he was just like, “I’ll do that!” Never read a script. We didn’t talk much more about it. From time to time, I’d say, “Here’s what I’m doing on the lizard project.” We obviously wouldn’t have gotten the film made if he wasn’t on board. He’s very much a two- or three-take actor and really knows where the camera is. He isn’t sort of improvising in a way that is unusable when you get into the edit room. (He gives) seemingly wild performances, but they’re actually in a frame, and that’s really wonderful for a director. He’s very in control of his instrument. (Having that) relationship with an actor where he’s willing to throw those eggs against a wall, that’s where the joy comes in. We’re both fans of the awkward moment. The pursuit of that awkward moment is where (the relationship) becomes symbiotic. “