Johnny Depp is a major movie star, one might argue one of the top five biggest in Hollywood right now just based on box office receipts alone. Elon Musk is a rock star of sorts, well of the CEO of a very sexy green car variety. So what happened when the two supernovas crossed paths on the set of Depp’s next blockbuster Transcendance?
Well Musk got a little too trigger happy with the Tesla he was showing off to Depp and co-stars Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, resulting in a speeding ticket!
The story itself is so Hollywood it could almost be its own movie, or at least a flashy commercial for Tesla starring none other than Captain Sparrow himself. Or Willie Wonka. Or Peter Pan, depending on your favorite Depp performance.
Musk sashayed on to the set of Transcendence and decided to take Depp and his famous friends (including the film’s director Wally Pfister) on a joyride in a totally tricked out Tesla. Perhaps it was all the star power meshed with all the horsepower of the speedy Tesla, but Musk quickly found himself being pulled over by a police officer.
You might think Musk got off with a warning since he had Hollywood royalty in his car, but he wasn’t so lucky: he got a ticket from the less-than-amused officer.
Depp took the whole thing in stride, telling reporters it was one of the best experiences of his life, even though the cop didn’t impress him much.
Depp is quoted as saying, “Elon had a good sense of humour about it. The cop did not. He needed a humor chip. But it was a good time, nonetheless.”
We don’t know if Depp or any of his silver screen cohorts purchased a Tesla that day, but we do know Transcendance arrives in theatres on Friday and it looks weird. But then again, the mysterious Depp, who recently bucked his usual reticence to talk about his engagement to Amber Heard told reporters he must be engaged or else he wouldn’t be wearing a woman’s ring on his engagement finger, is kinda weird so it will probably be yet another box office success.
At any rate, we’re looking forward to seeing Depp rolling around Hollywood in a sweet, souped up Tesla and he has a great story about Musk to tell for the rest of his life!
Source: Green Auto Blog