Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has told of how he was attacked by Angeline Jolie’s dog whilst he babysat for it.
The actor was looking after Jacques the bulldog as a favour to Jolie, whilst she went for dinner with husband Brad Pitt.
Depp, 47, said:
“Foolishly I was persuaded to look after Jacques for a night. He’s a huge bulldog. At first I had a terrible feeling, because Jacques smelt horrible.”
“But then I told myself, ‘Come on, you will survive one night’. Everything was cool until I sat down on the bed to take my shoes off. Jacques pounced on me from behind and kept jumping around on me”
The star, who is most famous for his role as the roguish Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, was tossed about like a dog toy whilst he tried to free himself; he estimated that stinky Jacques weighs about 175 lbs (80 kg), but felt like 300 lbs (137 kg) when the brute hurled itself at him.
Luckily, Depp was spared any serious injuries after someone answered his cries for help and pulled the dog off him.
Jacques was presumably banished to his dog basket, and it’s not known if Depp will volunteer to look after him again. However, he said that the incident had not soured his relationship with Jolie and Pitt. He said:
“I’ve known Brad since the end of the eighties.”
“We [Depp and his partner, French singer Vanessa Paradis] often go for dinner with them.”