Depp remained in character the entire time during his visit to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. A local TV show in Australia shared photos of the visit.
“It was really beautiful. Everyone kept on trying to move him on, but he kept on coming back” to be with the kids,” a mother told ABC.net.
The 52-year-old actor explained during a 2013 interview that he travels with his Jack Sparrow outfit even when he’s not filming.
“Sometimes you go to kiddie hospitals and things like that,” he told E! Online. “I’ll just sneak in and go and surprise a bunch of kiddies through the different wards … It basically turns into a two-, three-hour improvisation and it’s really fun. So I travel with Captain Jack.”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” hits theaters on July 7, 2017.