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Alice in Wonderland
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Feb 20, 2010
Johnny Depp - Alice in Wonderland

Q1: This is now your 7th film with Tim Burton. When he came to you and told you that he wanted you to play the Mad Hatter, what was your reaction? Why did you want to play that character?
JD: To be honest, he could have said he wanted me to play Alice and I would have. I would have done whatever character Tim wanted. But, certainly, the fact that it was the Mad Hatter was a bonus because of the great challenge to try to find this guy and not just be a rubber ball you heave into an empty room and watch it bounce all over the place. I wanted to find that part of the character, but also a little bit more of the history and gravity to that.

Q2: Don't you think the Mad Hatter also had a bit more of a tragic nature in this version?
JD: There's the whole Hatter's dilemma, really. The term, gMad as a Hatter," came from the amount of mercury that they used in the glue to make the hats. It was damaging. So, in terms of looking at Hatter from that per...

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