EW has confirmed that Johnny Depp is in talks to cameo on an episode of Ricky Gervais’s upcoming BBC2 series, Life’s Too Short. (Deadline first reported the story.) You may recall that Gervais playfully knocked Depp and The Tourist at the Golden Globes awards, where the Pirates of the Caribbean star was fawned over by the Hollywood Foreign Press with two nominations for Best Actor, so this would indicate that Depp doesn’t hold a grudge.
You know who should be thrilled that Depp doesn’t nurse a grudge? Orlando Bloom. When he played himself on an episode of Gervais’s Extras, Bloom couldn’t stop slandering his Pirates‘ co-star. “Ooo, look at me, I make arthouse movies. Ooo, I’ve got scissors for hands,” Bloom sniffed at Maggie (Ashley Jensen), who he refused to believe didn’t find him attractive. “Willy Wonka? Johnny Wanker.” Check out the clip from that classic episode below:
Clearly, Bloom was making more fun of himself than Depp, but wouldn’t it be clever if Depp and Gervais found a way to poke Legolas in turn?