“He works in a way that really inspires irreverence.” Brenton Thwaites on Johnny Depp & Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean debuted in 2003, making a splash hit for Disney. It was a risky move making a feature film based on an amusement park ride. No one could have predicted the box office success, rave reviews, and a surprising Oscar nominated performance from Johnny Depp. The franchise how now grossed over 3.7 billion worldwide. 

Brenton Thwaites joins the cast of the fifth installment: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Johnny Depp reprises his role as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow and Javier Bardem signs on to portray the films villain. The story follows Jack Sparrow being hunted down by the ghosts of evil sailors led by his nemesis Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). His only hope is to find the Poseidon, and the only way to make that happen is to form an alliance with Henry (Brenton Thwaites), ensuing in a crazy adventure only Pirates can offer. Thwaites has a standout comedic line when he sees a woman’s ankle, claiming, “I just saw her ankle!” 

Brenton Thwaites has been an incredibly busy actor the past couple years, beating out many actors for coveted roles like The Giver and Maleficent. He has three other films coming out in the next year including Office Uprising, An Interview With God, and Ghosts of War. 

FilmInside’s reporter Rachel Kasuch sat down with Brenton Thwaites to discuss the making of the film, why men love the idea of pirates, working with the one and only Johnny Depp, and more. “I think it’s the freedom it offers. There’s kind of a fantasy to just getting a boat and sailing out into the ocean,” says Thwaites on why men love the idea of pirates. “Pirates don’t have rules.” To see more of what Thwaites has to say, watch the exclusive video interview below. 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens May 26, 2017.