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Brian Cox ‘sort of’ regrets calling Johnny Depp ‘overrated’ in his book

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Brian Cox admitted that calling Johnny Depp “overrated” in his new memoir was “harsh.”

The “Succession” actor, 75, stated he “type of” regrets what he wrote in his e-book, titled “Placing the Rabbit within the Hat.”

“I’ve heard loads from his … they name it a fan membership, however I feel it’s some form of CIA company that works on his behalf,” Cox stated throughout an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Monday.

“I simply thought I was being a bit harsh,” he continued. “You already know what it’s like — you go for the straightforward joke. And I went for the straightforward joke.”

The Scottish actor, who hinted that he added an addendum to the paperback model of the e-book earlier than it was revealed, stated he regretted his feedback in regards to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.

“I’m not like that usually; I used to be simply being a bit glib, a bit flip,” Cox defined.

Within the e-book, he writes, “Personable although I’m positive he’s, [he] is so overblown, so overrated.”

“I imply, Edward Scissorhands. Let’s face it, in case you come on with palms like that and pale, scarred-face make-up, you don’t should do something. And he didn’t. And subsequently, he’s performed even much less.”

He additionally instructed that Depp’s profile was on the decline.

A split of Brian Cox and Johnny Depp
“Succession” actor Brian Cox known as Johnny Depp “overblown” and “overrated” in his new memoir.
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“However folks love him. Or they did love him. They don’t love him a lot as of late, in fact. If Johnny Depp went for Jack Sparrow now, they’d give it to Brendan Gleeson.”

Cox, who has not labored with Depp, additionally wrote in his e-book that he turned down a task within the swashbuckler franchise.

“It could have been a money-spinner, however of all of the components in that movie it was probably the most thankless,” he wrote of claiming no to the a part of the Governor within the “Pirates” franchise, which finally went to Jonathan Pryce.

“Plus, I might have ended up doing it for movie after movie and missed out on all the opposite good issues I’ve performed.”

He additionally had some alternative phrases for director, Quentin Tarantino within the e-book.

“I discover his work meretricious. It’s all floor,” Cox wrote. “Plot mechanics rather than depth. Model the place there ought to be substance. I walked out of ‘Pulp Fiction.’ That stated, if the cellphone rang, I’d do it.”


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