According to the UK's Daily Mail, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star made a surprise visit to a local London school Tuesday, dressed head-to-toe as Capt. Jack Sparrow. The reason? To respond to a letter from nine-year-old student Beatrice Delap, who wrote expressly to Captain Jack, seeking his help in a mutiny against teachers.
"Captain Jack Sparrow, at Meridian Primary School, we are a bunch of budding young pirates and we were having a bit of trouble mutiny-ing against the teachers, and we'd love if you could come and help," she wrote.
Depp, filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' in southeast London, showed up at the school with minimal notice. In the full regalia of his iconic 'Pirates' character, Depp, "pulled the letter out of his pocket and said he was going to frame it. Then he called me down and gave me a hug," Delap told the London Evening Standard.
She also told the Daily Mail, "He said, 'Maybe we shouldn't mutiny today 'cause there are police outside monitoring me.'"
A witness told the Daily Mail (where uber-cute photos of the encounter are available for perusal) that she heard "the most incredible screams of joy" when Depp-as-Sparrow showed up.
It's not the first time Depp has pulled such a fun stunt; he read bedtime stories to sick children in a hospital in 2008 while dressed as the rum-loving pirate captain.