Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance on this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead.”
Well, at least his head did.
During a scene in the episode, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) has three severed walker heads set out in front of him on the road for a ploy he is going to attempt with The Saviors.
According to co-executive producer Greg Nicotero, who also directed the episode, his own head served as the mold for one while Depp’s was another.
“One of the other heads, I don’t know if I’m going to get in trouble if I say this, was Johnny Depp,” Nicotero told Entertainment Weekly. “I think we had sculpted an emaciated version of a dummy head for something and we used Johnny Depp‘s head as a basis just for a clay sculpt. I can’t remember who the third one is, but I’m in good company.”
This is not the first time famous heads have found their way onto TV, though they are not always received so positively.
Back in Season 1 of “Game of Thrones,” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss apologized for putting a prosthetic head of President George W. Bush on a spike, hours after news that their show had done so hit the internet.
“We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc.” Benioff and Weiss said. “We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.”
Check out a photo of Depp’s head on “The Walking Dead” below.
– Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) March 7, 2016