Johnny Depp’s approaching movie, "Dark Shadows," might strike audiences like a typical one for that actor — Tim Burton, cooky costumes, pasty skin — however the role includes a higher meaning for Depp: He’s having to pay tribute towards the late Jonathan Frid, the actor who came from the role of vampire Barnabas Collins. "His elegance and sophistication was a motivation then and can still remain one forever more. After I had the recognition to finally meet him … [he] generously passed the torch of Barnabas," Depp told the LA Occasions via email. The Canadian actor died on April 13 at age 87. The 2 had an opportunity to meet around the group of Tim Burton’s large-screen remake from the sixties Tv show, but Depp would be a fan lengthy before that. "Jonathan Frid was the main reason I did previously run home from soccer practice to look at ‘Dark Shadows,’" Depp told the Occasions. He described he am enamored using the character, he accustomed to copy a number of Frid’s actions. Whenever a now-fragile Frid made an appearance to film a cameo in Burton’s film, Depp stated he was "as elegant and magical when i had always imagined." Kathryn Leigh Scott, an authentic ‘Dark Shadows’ cast member, authored concerning the meeting of these two stars on her behalf blog. "I will not ever your investment moment once the two Barnabas Collinses met, one out of his late 80s and also the other in the mid-40s, each using their wolf’s mind canes. Jonathan required his time inspecting his successor’s appearance. ‘I see you have done your hair,A Jonathan stated to The Actor-brad Pitt, ‘but a couple of more spikes.’ Depp, entirely in character, responded, ‘Yes, we are doing things a little in a different way.’" "Dark Shadows," starring Depp, Avoi Eco-friendly, Helena Bonham Carter and Chloe Moretz, opens May 11.