With "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" out in less than a month, some lucky guests at "The Oprah Winfrey Show" were fortunate enough to hit those strange tides before anyone else.
Leading man Johnny Depp visited Oprah on Thursday (May 5) to promote his upcoming "Pirates" film. As part of her last Harpo Hookup show, Oprah brought Depp to the show to give one big Disney surprise: All the attendees at the taping received free passes to his new movie.
"This is the fourth one," he said with a laugh, "so I can keep going."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" teams Depp up with Penélope Cruz on the search for the Fountain of Youth. Captain Jack Sparrow is forced to unite with old enemies and clash with new foes in order to recapture the Black Pearl and bring back his beloved crew.
Joking about his schizophrenia in going back and forth between himself and the character of Jack Sparrow, Depp said he was looking forward to Oprah's audience being the first people to see his latest transformation.
Lady Gaga was also on Thursday's "Oprah," performing a new version of her Born This Way track "You and I."
"It boils down to story, script and filmmaker," Depp told The Hollywood Reporter about the new movies. "It's not something where I would say, 'Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012.' We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me."
Depp has been sailing into a lot of new ports in recent days thanks to a whole lot of "On Stranger Tides" promotion. A new clip following Captain Jack on a daring escape hit Yahoo! on Monday, and MTV News delivered a brand-new still of our favorite pirate sailing the high seas earlier this week.
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