Johnny Depp's Missed Press Conference Excuse Includes A Chupacabra & These 5 Excuses Would've Been More Believable

Sometimes a person is late for work, and sometimes a person misses work all together. It happens. Much more public attention is paid to these things, though, when one is a famous person promoting a movie full of other famous people: So, when Johnny Depp missed a press conference, it made sense that he'd publicly give an excuse...which he did. Not so weird — until part of that excuse involved Johnny Depp saying he was attacked by a chupacabra.

Yep, you read that right. Johnny Depp's excuse included fighting off a legendary being that really only appears in folklore. TOTALLY BELIEVABLE.

OK, OK — so, Depp was really joking. The first part of Depp's excuse was pretty run-of-the-mill: He was sick. The second (yes, joking) part of the excuse is when things got about as mythical as — well — a typical Johnny Depp movie:

I was attacked yesterday morning by a very rarely seen or experienced animal called ‘chupacabra.' I fought with it for hours. They’re very persistent, very mean. And I’m pretty sure it came into my suitcase. I threw him off the 23rd floor. So we’ll never see him again. Thank you for understanding.

I...well, OK then. Let's just go with that.

Sure, we was joking. But still, it's pretty hilarious — not to mention completely and utterly unbelievable. In fact, I'm pretty sure these 5 excuses would have made more sense than "a mythical creature came to get me":

  • "Tim Burton told me he could never make a movie with me again and it broke my heart and I had to mourn."
  • "I got tangled in all of my scarves at once."
  • "Gwyneth Paltrow was teaching me how to sext."
  • "I was contemplating what a good decision it was to make a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie."
  • "I was celebrating my belated Oscar nomination for Mortdecai."

Oh, and for reference...here is an imagining of a chupacabra:

The more you know! Beware, they're out for our movie stars.