Johnny Depp surprised tourists at Disneyland yesterday (May 11) when he made a guest appearance as the Mad Hatter from the forthcoming Alice Through The Looking Glass movie.
A large mirror was placed in the US theme park which appeared like it was digitally displaying a poster from the film, but it was actually a live video stream of Depp, who initially stayed still before catching onlookers by surprise.
Video footage shows him winking and waving, saying “Hello”, “Pssst” or “Why you looking at me like that?” to unknowing theme park visitors. Watch footage of his performance below.
The Mad Hatter is a major character in Through The Looking Glass, Disney’s sequel to 2010’s Alice In Wonderland. In the new film, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Underland and has to travel back in time to save Depp’s Mad Hatter.
The Tim Burton-produced film, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic stories, also stars Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, and Sacha Baron Cohen, as well as the voices of late Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall. It is released in the UK on May 27.
Meanwhile, Depp recently poked fun at the Australia dog apology video he made with his wife Amber Heard after she smuggled two dogs into Australia, at a press conference in London earlier this week.
The Hollywood actor and his wife had urged people to respect the country’s quarantine laws last month after she brought dogs Pistol and Boo into Queensland while Depp was filming in the country.
But Depp joked: “I’m going to do this everywhere I go. I would really like to apologise for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do because the Australians, though chipper, and you know…”