One of my best friends got to meet Johnny Depp 2 years ago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when he was doing Public Enemies. She and her sister found out he'd be doing a meet & greet after filming a few days so she, her sister and a friend drove the 5 hours to the location. They got there hours before and staked out a spot near the barrier they'd (production) set up.
Finally it was time for Johnny to come out, as he'd gone in his trailer after filming to shower and change before coming back out. But before he came out, one of the bodyguards/security told every one that if anyone got out of hand, or loud, Johnny would not come out because he didn't want anyone to get hurt. Friend was worried at first because some of the teenagers behind them were getting loud and squealy. Might not have been e-hell approved, but my friend and her sister both turned around and GLARED at the girls until they quieted and stayed quiet. They weren't the only ones that did this, as everyone wanted to be sure Johnny would come out.
Well he did, and friend said the people behind her were starting to crowd in, and she was starting to get squeezed back (she was up against the barrier) but her sister grabbed her arm and kept her up at the front. Well they were watching him come down, talking to each person and then he came to them.
She said he held her hand, not just shook it, but held her hand while looking her right in the eye and talking to her. She thanked him sincerely for coming out to see all of them and he said "Oh no, thank you! It's because of all of you that I'm employed, so I'm glad to do it!" He actually does have it in his contract that he be allowed by the production company to have meet & greets with fans. She told him she admired him because he is so real and he blushed! Heehee!
He talked to her and her sister, and her sister got to kiss him on the cheek. And the whole time my friend said she was thinking "I'm holding hands with the Captain!" (We're both huge
POTC fans!) He continued down the line, talking to everyone and this next thing she witnessed she said was just the coolest thing.
A little girl, maybe between 8 & 10, asked Johnny if he would talk like Captain Jack. Well being a method actor, he didn't just talk like the captain, he truly just morphed into Captain Jack Sparrow right in front of them. Took on the posture, mannerisms, everything. He took the little girl's hand in his and bowed over it, saying in his Jack voice, "And who do I have th' pleasure of meeting?"
No autographs were given, but pictures were taken of Johnny.
And my friend has a memory she'll never forget! That and when she saw the movie it was even cooler because she could say "OOohh we saw that scene being filmed!!"