Jack Davenport: I remember the first day I came in for fittings and stuff and I saw pictures of Johnny with all his bandana and his dreadlocks and I thought "Christ. I look like an ice cream and these guys look so cool".
Keira Knightley: When I first read the script I thought this'll be easy, I'll wear pretty dresses, I'll sit in the back of carriages, I'll pout a bit, it'll be fine. But actually, I've had a lot of stunt work to do which, for someone as lazy as me, has been rather challenging.
Johnny Depp: The stunt work on this has been way, way more intense than anything I've done before.
Jack Davenport: Every day you come into work, you think it can't get any bigger. It is.
Geoffrey Rush: I thought he's just got to be a dirty fighter, he's had a sword on his belt from the time he was about thirteen and just knew how to hack off heads and skewer people.
Orlando Bloom: I remember looking over my shoulder and there's Johnny at the wheel with the gold teeth and I'm yanking on a rope thinking I can't believe I'm doing this.
Gore Verbinski: Several times on the set, we'd just start giggling.
Jack Davenport: Norrington is basically the scourge of piracy in the eastern Caribbean. I suppose I bring light where there is dark and air freshener to where pirates have recently vacated.
Gore Verbinski: Everything they say about water movies is true. Anything that *can* go wrong *will* go wrong.
Jack Davenport: It's like you've been learning a tango for a month and then they say, "OK, now do it without your partner". You just feel like an idiot lunging at mid-air.
Treva Etienne: It's like a choreographed dance with all these stunt guys just beating themselves up.
Geoffrey Rush: Bob Anderson understood acting with a sword. He said just because it gets faster doesn't mean to say it's better.