Hollywood A-lister and Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp was recently spotted at Vancouver public house and Oyster Bar, Blackbird House. The 54 year old actor, who is renowned for playing eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise was in town filming his latest movie; Richard Says Goodbye. Depp is known for playing quirky, eccentric characters including a man with scissor hands’, a mob boss, the mad hatter, and many others. This latest project is about Richard, a college professor who decides to throw all conventions to the wind and live his life as authentically as possible after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Filming began on the 25th of July 2017 and was expected to run until 25th August. Some scenes were shot inside Blackbird House and a variety of other places in Vancouver. The film is a comedy-drama directed by Wayne Roberts who also directed the movie Katie Says Goodbye. It also stars Zoey Deutch and Danny Huston.
Fans of the much loved star received a pleasant surprise when Depp, who has starred in over 50 movies, made an appearance at the popular watering hole. In an uncharacteristic move, the actor who is a well known recluse famous for hiding away from his zealous fans took time to take selfies with a number of people. Delighted fans could be seen queuing up to pose for photos with the star.
Blackbird house is a popular eatery and bar located in Vancouver’s financial district. It offers a wide menu with a great variety of drinks which include several types of draft beer. The bistro offers a number of food choices including seafood, pizza, salads, tacos, sandwiches and soups. The oysters are a house favourite. Draft beer is available on tap in addition to over 70 labels of spirits and a variety of red, white and rose wines. The bistro and bar has a great ambience, perfect for hanging out with friends, enjoying a private dinner or simply winding down after a hard day at work.
Fans from all walks of life, including several tourists and one lucky fan who just happened to be wearing a t-shirt featuring Depp in the movie Cry Baby’, had the opportunity to cozy up to the star and take a number of photos.
The actor retained a generally calm demeanour and tried to indulge as many people as possible. Fans described the actor as extremely sweet’, and described meeting him as a dream come true’. Social media sites lit up after the lucky fans posted their photos online.