Johnny Depp hit the red carpet on Thursday at the world premiere of The Rum Diary in Los Angeles where Depp discussed the late Hunter S. Thompson, who wrote The Rum Diary and was the inspiration behind the film.
USA Today reports that Johnny Depp attended the world premiere of The Rum Diary on Thursday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where Depp talked about late author Hunter S. Thompson, who became friends with Depp when he played Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Johnny Depp revealed that if Hunter S. Thompson were still alive “he probably would have shown up with something dangerous, like a cattle prod.”
Although Johnny Depp didn’t brandish a cattle prod for The Rum Diary premiere, Depp did admit he would toast Thompson later in the night. “I will certainly raise a glass for my dear friend and celebrate him for having the idea of making this happen. It was his idea to do this.”