Johnny Depp might seem mysterious to his fans, but his Alice in Wonderland co-star Anne Hathaway insists that the quirky actor is a regular Joe.
"He has such a mystique about him that I feel like his fans and the media puts on him," Anne tells Entertainment Tonight.
"And he is as real a person as you can be. He's, I think, exactly who he would be if none of this fame had happened to him.
"I admire that so greatly — it's not only that it's not gone to his head, but it's not changed him one iota, and I think that's remarkable," says Anne, who plays the White Queen in Tim Burton's latest movie.
So how did Anne make sense of her character in that crazy world down the rabbit hole? "It's Wonderland — my character doesn't really have to make any sense," she says.
"I can have just as much fun, be just as creative as everyone else, even though I am the queen and the one that's apparently in charge of everything," she says. "But being in charge of a mad world means that you can be nutty, so then I just kind of went nuts."
Opening in IMAX 3D and conventional theaters in Disney 3D on March 5, this reboot sees a 19-year-old Alice escaping the prospect of a dull marriage by returning to Wonderland, where she meets her old childhood friends: White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and her old foe the Red Queen.