You may or may not know that Dark Shadows, the film starring Johnny Depp is coming out May 11. I’m so excited about this one. My mom was absolutely hooked on this “vampire meets 1970’s soap opera.” How can it get any better when my boyfriend Johnny Depp is going to play the famed Barnabas Collins? Here’s some trivia to get you excited for the film along with a clip. Enjoy!
—This is Tim Burton‘s eighth film with Johnny Depp, his seventh film with Helena Bonham Carter, his fifth film with Christopher Lee, and his second film with Michelle Pfeiffer(Pfeffer had starred in Batman Returns twenty years previously).
—Kathryn Leigh Scott reported at the Dark Shadows Festival in Brooklyn (August 19-21, 2011) that she, Lara Parker, David Selby and Jonathan Frid were treated “like royalty” when they arrived on set for their cameos during the first week of July 2011, and thatJohnny Depp walked up to Jonathan Frid and said, “None of this would be possible had it not been for you” referring to Frid’s original portrayal of the Barnabas Collins role and its impact on the success of the original series.
—To prepare for his role as Barnabas Collins, Johnny Depp undertook a weight-loss regime and a diet of green tea and low-sugar fruit, getting his weight down to 140 pounds.
All photos courtesy of Vanity Fair Magazine
Trivia courtesy of IMDB