A brief 1 minute clip of Johnny Depp talking about playing the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has appeared online. We also get a montage of footage playing in the background, some of which I think is new. Watch below!
The Mad Hatter doesn’t just wear his heart on his sleeve—his ever-changing moods are quite literally reflected in his face and his attire. He’s been anxiously awaiting Alice’s return and is, arguably, her one true friend, believing in her when nobody else does. He is fearless, going to great lengths to protect her at his own risk. Once the proud hat maker for the White Queen, the Hatter has been affected by mercury poisoning, an unfortunate side effect of the hat-making process, and isn’t altogether well.
Alice and Wonderland will be released in just over a month, on March 5th.