British actor Sam Clafin is the fresh face on board for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and he revealed he was a little shy when it came to meeting his famous co-star, Johnny Depp, on set.
“I played it cool, especially meeting Johnny Depp for the first time,” he told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson on Saturday at the film’s premiere at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. “I was like, ‘No, he’ll come to me.’ Um, he didn’t. So I had to kind of go like [a] sheep [to meet him].
“But no, everyone’s been so welcoming here from the very beginning,” Sam continued with a smile. “I’ve mostly maintained the kind of calm nerves and a level head, I think, but it’s been the most amazing experience. I’ve learned so much.”
“Pirates…” paired Sam alongside one of his co-stars from the 2010 Starz miniseries “The Pillars of The Earth” – fellow Brit Ian McShane, and it also came after his much praised role as the young Logan Mountstuart in the PBS Masterpiece miniseries “Any Human Heart.”
With his career moving steadily forward, the 24-year-old will next hit the big screen opposite “The Twilight Saga” beauty Kristen Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” as he plays her Prince Charming.
“I’m a big fan,” Sam said of Kristen. “I’ve seen the ‘Twilight’ films, I’ve seen ‘The Runaways’; I’ve seen ‘Into The Wild.’ I’m a huge fan and I’m very honored and privileged to again have another opportunity to hopefully show that I belong here. I still don’t feel like I do. It feels like an absolute dream world every time I come to LA.”
Sam said he and Kristen haven’t met yet, but he’s looking forward to meeting the beauty and he promises the die-hard Twi-hards, he’ll do her proud.
“I will not let them down,” he added.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” hits theaters on May 20.