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Fan jumps barrier at Johnny Depp red carpet

- September 8th, 2012

Kristen Stewart has nothing on Johnny Depp.

After Stewart’s star power pushed fan capacity at the Ryerson Theatre to what seemed like its limit Thursday night, Depp took fan adulation to a whole other level at the venue.

As fans spilled out on to the lawn behind the school’s athletic centre, one woman jumped the barricade and ran onto the red carpet as she attempted to hand the actor a red and yellow soccer scarf of some sort.

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The incident, which Depp barely acknowledged and was over in seconds, didn’t stop the actor from signing autographs for fans, many of whom held photos of the star in character as Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands and the Mad Hatter.

From the moment Depp arrived to the instant he ducked into the theatre screams of “J-O-H-N-N-N-Y P-L-L-E-E-E-Z-E” ringed through the air (oddly, fans were curiously silent for the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines). Police had cordoned off the area 45 minutes before the star had arrived, so it seems surprising that one fan was able to make it through.

And while Depp, who is here promoting West of Memphis, might have left many people satisfied, there was one young pirate the 49-year-old left disappointed.

Lucas Schuck, 6, who came dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, was reduced to tears after he failed to get an autograph.

“The autograph hounds were awful,” said Kimberlee White, a friend of the family.

Lucas’ dad Florian wanted to give Depp a photo of Lucas posing with a Captain Sparrow impersonator.

“I wanted to see if he could tell the difference,” Florian said, smiling.

Now seriously, have you ever heard of someone trying to fool Kristen Stewart with a Bella impersonator?

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Lucas Schuck, 6, seen here with his dad Florian, was left disappointed after not getting a chance to meet his favourite star, Johnny Depp. Dressed as a young Captain Jack, Schuk says Pirates 3 and 4 are his favourite films. (Mark Daniell/QMI Agency)

 

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