DaysÂ before the release of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, MUSE spoke to some of the cast Â members from the film to get their thoughts and feelings about the franchiseÂ and the experience they had while on set with each other. The cast included:Â Captain Salazar (JavierÂ Bardem),Â Henry (BrentonÂ Thwaites ), Carina Smyth (KayaÂ Scodelario), and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Also in attendance was JoachimÂ Ronning (Director), EspenÂ Sandberg (Director), and Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer).
BothÂ BrentonÂ Thwaites (Henry) and KayaÂ Scodelario (Carina Smyth ) haveÂ acted in independent films and said their experience shooting for a major film was a nerve wrecking, but fun.Â Scodelario, says while trying out for the part, she was nervous and didn’t know what to expect because it was a film that was part of a big franchise.
“This is my is my job”, she told herself.Â Scodelario went in not thinking about how big or small the film was, but instead remembered that acting was her passion. Thwaites, had the part as Henry and was waiting for the actress of Carina Smyth to be selected. When they both met, they worked very well with one another on and off set. “We bounced back and forth from each other, especially when we got creative on set. It was easier to imagine the scenes with the green screen,” says Thwaites.Â In the film, viewers will be able to see how both characters worked and interacted well with one another. The chemistry between the two is Â perfect and no one else could’ve been chose for those roles.
Geoffrey Rush playsÂ Captain Hector Barbossa, a character from the Pirates of the CaribbeanÂ movies who initially started off as one of the main villains, but eventually becomes an ally in the sequels. Rush says he always enjoys being apart of this movie especially because it’s a family film.
“It’s just a family oriented film all around, where parents and children can understand the story that is being told and children are able to see their imagination of pirates come to life and on a screen, which I think is great,” he says.
Barbossa plays a role that really shows the true meaning of what family is by making the moves he does and the sacrifices that he makes.
Producer, Jerry Bruckheimer has successfully produced Pirates of the Caribbean since 2003. He says, “It’s always about work. Every film is different and very simple, but they make sense.”
Bruckheimer also mentions the sequels becoming so successfully because it’s a universal story about family that Disney tends to use a lot in their movies, so it works out perfectly.Â Directors JoachimÂ Ronning and EspenÂ Sandberg enjoyed being a part of this sequel, and to be a part of a comical, but yet emotional Disney film. Both Ronning and Sanberg did mention it was hard to come up with a back story for Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), but with the help of Depp’s chemistry, the story started to unfold. The goal for both directors was to show the fans of Pirates of the Caribbean what treasure truly is, and how far it may seam, yet can be so close.
Though Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow) himself was not present, everyone agreed Sparrow’s character is truly the heart and soul of this franchise. It’s Sparrow’s world and he has no care in the world. The charisma Depp has as an actor is what makes the sequels entertaining.
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