Prolific actor Johnny Depp has just released a statement full of praise for Jonathan Frid , the actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins on the soap opera “Dark Shadows” and who died last Friday. Johnny Depp plays the very same character in Tim Burton’s film adaptation of “Dark Shadows”, which hits theaters this May.
Depp said in a statement “Jonathan Frid was the reason I used to run home from school to watch ‘Dark Shadows. When I had the honor to finally meet him, as he so generously passed the torch of Barnabas to me, he was as elegant and magical as I had always imagined. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. The world has lost a true original.”
Signed, Isidori Mtabo