Y&R Stars Appear in The Essence of Depp!
Are there any Johnny Depp fans out there? Soaps.com readers have discerning taste, so they’ll be excited to hear about this new project that teams several of Y&R’s best male actors, past and present, with a performer who spends his life impersonating Johnny Depp – and does a good job of it too!
“The Essence of Depp” is a new indie film which has yet to link up with a distributor, but if the trailer is anything to go by (and the acting caliber), it shouldn’t be long before things start happening!
After a month of pre-production, including writing the film, raising funds, and signing the actors, the project was underway. It was sold to the producer as a 15 minute short, but in the end, the writer and director had enough quality footage to make a feature film.
“The Essence of Depp” is shot documentary-style, and features Stacey Souther (who wrote the film) as Tom Hanson the Johnny Depp ASSimilar, Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) as a Robert Downey Jr. ASSimilar called Bob Jr., who takes Tom under his wing, David Lago (ex-Raul) as a Richard Greico ASSimilar (remember him from 21 Jump Street?), and Thad Luckinbill (J.T. Hellstrom) as character J.B. A big added bonus for fans of The Young and the Restless – John Enos III (ex-Bobby) also appears – as himself!
Scott Burkhart from the Y&R’s wardrobe department also had a hand in the production as a costume designer.
It was interesting to discover, in the process of researching this indie film, that Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc actually began his acting career as a Robert Downey Jr. lookalike in real life!