Paul McCartney took to social media to post the ad featuring him in the upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is set for release on May 26th. In March 2016, The Hollywood Reporter posted that although principle photography has been completed, “directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning (would) be tacking on an extra scene to the film” featuring the former Beatle. McCartney’s old friend Keith Richards famously took part in the multi-million dollar sequels portraying the father to Johnny Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow.
McCartney has become close to Depp in recent years, with the actor appearing in his 2012 video for “Queenie Eye,” and whose recent superstar Hollywood Vampires collection — including Joe Perry and Alice Cooper — also featured “Macca” covering his own 1969 classic “Come And Get It” for the album.
Apart from the classic Beatles films, McCartney’s professional acting credits run relatively short — apart from acting ion various videos for himself or Ringo Starr, Bob Marley, and Tracey Ullman, McCartney has appeared on such TV shows as The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock — along with cameos in such UK programs as Bread and Eat The Rich.
Although Paul McCartney is seen jet-setting around the globe performing sold out shows year in and year out — he told us that he’s learned how to downshift into being a normal guy when he’s away from the glare of fame: “I can switch off, actually. This is me switched on. I switch off — that’s why I’m so private in my private life — that’s where I switch off. Not here — I’m switched on, here. I switch off and I’m not. . . I’m nothing like famous then, not in my own mind, y’know? I do make a big conscious effort to switch off, ’cause I see it as a major danger if you can’t; but not just for me — for everyone. If you take your work home, it’s, like, crazy time.”
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