Johnny Depp - Johnny Depp On Green Tea Diet For Dark Shadows Role

JOHNNY DEPP is reportedly on a 'green tea' diet to prepare himself for a forthcoming movie role.
JOHNNY DEPP, the 47-year-old American actor, is reportedly drinking "gallons of green tea" in a bid to lose weight for his role in the upcoming movie 'Dark Shadows', reports the UK's Sun newspaper. Set for release in 2012, the film is described as being a "gothic horror" tale about the adventures of a vampire named 'Barnabas Collins'. Depp has been cast in the leading role and it is believed he is looking to get down to around 10st in weight.
'Dark Shadows' is set to be directed by Depp's long-time collaborator TIM BURTON and filming is scheduled to get underway in April 2010. The newspaper claims that the actor has already begun his 'green tea diet' to ensure he's at his slimmest when filming begins, adding, "Johnny is aiming to get down to 140lbs, so he looks as gaunt as possible". The 49-year-old, who recently starred in Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' adaptation, is reported to be supporting the diet with "low fructose fruit" such as pineapples and strawberries.
'Dark Shadows' is based on the gothic soap opera of the same name that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1971 and starred JONATHAN FRID as 'Barnabas'.


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Johnny Depp is 47, not 49. He was born on the 9th of June 1963 which makes him forty seven years of age. Other than that Dark Shadows sounds like a good movie. I am looking forward to seeing it.
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I cannot wait! I think Depp will knock it out of the park with one of his own fav characters;Barnabus. I wonder who is playing Quenton? I think Giles Marini would be perfect in a gothic role.
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what a man...can't wait for this new film, no doubt he will be as brilliant as ever !!
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I used to watch Dark Shadows on TV back in the 60's and 70's. I loved it! The acting wasn't the greatest, but I loved the plot and loved Barnabas Collins the vampire. Johnny Depp is going to be amazing! We'll not only have the plot but the amazing acting skills of Johnny. I can hardly wait to see this movie!!
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as I read what Michelle Obama The Intelligentzia in United States is very clear defiend by this EXPLICIT So MAGNIFICIENT GOOD Statment I recitate " We've got a lot of work to do, and I'm rolling up my sleeves to get that work done ... And we'll cross that other bridge when we get there." end citat. As the white trash crowd just open their mouth and WORD VOMITS "I CAN´T WAIT! " for a film with Johnny Depp at the realsedate witd a fixed date, THAT is the very best example of pure stupidity, the ___WHITE TRASH _WAY _I CAN´T WAIT.. Versus THE WHITE HOUSE WAY_ soo if you can't wait do your society a favor and hang yourself and keep in mind to wear odd shoes to succeed.
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You gotta be kidding! Depp usually makes the role his own, but Barnabas Collins? Get real! lol
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I cannot wait for this movie! Loved the soap when I was a kid and I think Johnny is perfect for the role of Barnabas!
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I am so glad that this movie is beening made. I am so over joyed that Mr. Depp is going to play the role of Mr. B. Collins. I wonder who else will star in this movie. Can't wait to see it. A big fan of Johnnie Depp.
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