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Jonathan Ross welcomes Johnny Depp and Andrew Lloyd Webber to his Friday night show

Johnny Depp on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (image: BBC/Hot Sauce)

Hollywood star Johnny Depp and Andrew Lloyd Webber join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Johnny Depp says that before the Pirates Of The Caribbean films he wasn't a popular choice for leading man: "They used to call me box office poison."

He says he threatened to leave the first Pirates film: "I made choices for the character I believed in. [I said] this is the guy. If you don't like him you're welcome to fire me."

And he refuses to star in a rom-com film: "I've been asked a couple of times but I just couldn't do it, no way, I'd be a wreck."

Johnny Depp says he has never seen himself in a Tim Burton movie but wants to see the latest, Alice In Wonderland: "I prefer to walk away with the experience."

And he hated his teen idol image: "It was pretty weird... I was misrepresented."

He also says he is collaborating with Keith Richards on a new movie and confirms a fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (image: BBC/Hot Sauce)

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he has beaten cancer: "If they hadn't found the infection they wouldn't have found the cancer – and luckily I'm in the clear... I'm back."

He denies he's finished with musicals: "I'm writing six new songs for The Wizard Of Oz."

This week's show also features a sneak preview performance of Love Never Dies with Sierra Boggess.

Other guests are Tim Burton and Sade.

A Hotsauce TV production.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 26 February 2010, BBC One.

Notes to Editors

These quotes are taken verbatim from a studio recording and may not necessarily reflect the content of the final transmitted version of the programme.


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