As chameleons-for-hire, actors wear many masks. Johnny Depp just happened to actually rip his off in front of the camera.
Depp famously impersonated Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in a recent, rowdy Funny or Die sketch spoofing the mogul’s autobiography The Art of the Deal. And when the cameras stopped rolling, Depp was revved up to make an about-face — and quite literally tear himself away from character.
In a behind-the-scenes (and slightly NSFW) clip from the shoot that popped up Thursday, the Black Mass actor, 52, sits quietly in a room before gingerly picking away at his makeup. What starts as a small tug under his right eye quickly morphs into a full-blown (and unnerving) shedding that likely left Mission: Impossible‘s very own unmasked stars green in the, ahem, face.
Finally, it’s off with the pompadour — along with a NSFW finale from the actor.
Depp went all-out as the former Celebrity Apprentice host in the riotous 50-minute Funny or Die spoof, which also featured a slew of star-studded cameos from Ron Howard, Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer and Andy Richter.
In the end, though, Depp appeared ready to strip himself of Trump’s mug while delivering a clear message to his torn, tattered latex makeup: You’re fired.