After Finishing Hunter S. Thompson’s Book, He Experienced a Sense of Disorientation.
Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson were already good friends by the time they worked together on the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The two men worked together on the film at the same time. In spite of this, the actor made a concentrated effort to internalise all of the peculiar tics and behaviours that were unique to him.
According to an interview that Depp gave to Rolling Stone, he felt the need to “pur” himself after the experience since he had become so immersed in the role that he was playing while the movie was being filmed. In addition to this, the celebrity would be expected to return to their job as the gonzo journalist at the first indication of a Thompson-like action.