I think that this may qualify as one of the best school days ever. Johnny Depp, who is in London filming Pirates of the Caribbean 4, showed up at a school after nine year-old Beatrice Delap wrote him a letter asking him to help her stage a ‘mutiny’ against the teachers. Did I mention he came dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow?! Guess who the most popular girl in Meridian Primary School is today?
The school was told just ten minutes before that Depp would be arriving and two blacked-out cars swept through the school gates.
In an interview on London Tonight after the visit, Beatrice revealed what she had written in the letter to the star – or rather his salty seadog alter ego.
She said: ‘Captain Jack Sparrow, At Meridian Primary School, we are a bunch of budding young pirates and we were having a bit of trouble mutiny-ing against the teachers, and we’d love if you could come and help.’
‘Beatrice Delap, aged nine, a budding pirate.’
I wonder if I wrote to Penelope Cruz, who is also in the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean 4, if she’d show up where I work and help me with a mutiny I am currently planning on my pants. Yeah, I had to go and ruin this very cool story. It’s what I do.