Keith Richards Explains How He Became A Pirate of the Caribbean

05/20/2011
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(Gibson) Keith Richards recently strolled the red carpet with his "blood on blood" friend Johnny Depp in Anaheim, California, for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

"No one is more surprised by all of it than me," Richards told The Los Angeles Times. "I never expected to work for the Disney organization for a while. I'm still shocked, but, hey, it's all good fun."

Richards' involvement in the pirate movie franchise began in 2007 with a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Richards explained, "If Johnny says he wants to do something, well, it doesn't take much to get me to show up. This is so different than what I usually do, and I love to see how it's made, you know. And I don't have to really do a lot of work. We did it in London at Pinewood Studios, and it was the usual thing. You get there early, and you wait around a long time. The makeup takes a long time; it's an incredible amount of makeup, and sometimes you're sitting there next to a guy who's getting scales put on. ... It's a lot of preparation to do something that will be short, but it's amazing stuff, as you expect." more on this story

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