Welcome to the Darkside...

...join me, Akasha Savage, as I brave the deepest dungeons and scale the misty mountains to achieve my dream: to see my novel Bathory in print. I will take you by the hand and keep you beside me as I cross this uncharted territory...

...let us step into the moonlit darkness together...

Thursday, 7 October 2010

I've been Depped!


I've met Johnny Depp.

Actually met Johnny Depp. He held my hand and spoke to me.

Me and my daughter, Katy, drove to Greenwich for the third time yesterday in the vain hope of meeting our screen idol Johnny Depp, this would be our last chance as the production company for Pirates 4 was moving on to their next location at the end of the week. The other two times we had come away disheartened; Saturday he hadn't been on set and on Sunday the filming had been rained off.

It was third time lucky all round. Not only did we get to watch scenes being filmed with Captain Jack Sparrow in them (he waved at us and blew kisses!), but later on in the evening he came out as himself to thank his fans for their support. He walked around talking and holding hands with us all in turn. My daughter burst into tears, she was so overcome. I managed to be a bit more calm and collected and had a nice little chat with him. He seems such a lovely person, not a bit pretentious, if anything a little shy.

Who says dreams don't come true?


  1. That's very cool. I have always admired Johnny Depp's acting choices. Glad you finally got to see him!

  2. onipar ~ it was truly amazing, if a bit surreal. I love him best as Mort Rainey in Secret Window...and told him so! :)

  3. OMG!!!!!! So effing jealous and excited for you!

    So flipping sweet!

    Lucky, lucky girl!


  4. well that's cool. Congratulations.

  5. Kat ~ it was so surreal! He's a really nice guy :D

    Charles ~ it was the highlight of my day...no, year...no, life!

  6. Maybe you can get him a part in the screenplay of your book... well done you for keeping your cool

  7. Jarmara ~ I've already thought of that! As my daughter is training to be an actress too, she can have the female lead!! :D

    Rick ~ I know! :)

  8. Ha. That's very cool. Not sure which actor I'd want to meet.