Will Johnny Depp Actually Get to Play Carol Channing?
In Mid-July, Johnny Depp mentioned to the UK Mirror that his dream role would be to play Carol Channing. Said Depp: "My dream role would be to play musical legend Carol Channing in a biopic of her life. I love her, I really do, she's amazing."
Channing says she'd love it, telling Broadway World: "It is not a new concept to me. Not at all. Men have been imitating me for as long as I can remember. In fact, most of the impersonations I have seen have had a five o'clock shadow. I imagine, when or if Johnny should portray me, he will succeed. Because a true artist, such as himself, is one who loves his or her creation and therefore represents their honest view of that which they are creating. I think he is a gifted performer and I would be very proud, as well as interested in seeing what his vision of me would be. Johnny is someone I would very much like to help me and my foundation (ChanningARTS.org) to bring the Arts back into the the public school system in America."