While filming the movie From Hell in England last year, Johnny Depp became such a fan of the BBC comedy series Brilliant! that
he asked to appear on the show. He does so on the season premiere,
carried on BBC America at 8:00 Saturday night.
In a sketch featuring
regular cast members Paul Whitehouse and Mark Williams, Depp portrays an
American movie star visiting the Suit You shop, where he is measured by
suit salesmen Ken and Kenneth while being pestered with questions about
his sex life.
In a BBC press release, Depp is quoted as saying, “I got off a plane, sweating like some kind of hideous swine, and grabbed all
my luggage and [raced] over to the BBC and went straight to the stage,
not knowing the lines really well. With these guys, there’s no way to be
funny around them, so you just shut up and nod your head.”