The American actor recently finished shooting the period epic - about 17th Century poet JOHN WILMOT who was also known as the EARL OF ROCHESTER - in Britain.
Details of the film are being kept secret, but Wilmot was believed to be bisexual - meaning 41-year-old Depp may have been called upon to perform a same sex smooch onscreen.
A source tells THE SCOOP about Depp's onscreen lover, "His name is RUPERT FRIEND and he's a fairly unknown actor, but very handsome. The lucky guy."11/08/2004 21:29