Paul McCartney Talks About 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Role Uncle Jack, Sings on Film's New DVD
publish date: 2017-10-04
Tucked away in the special features on the making of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales film that came out on DVD and Blu-ray Oct. 3 is a short segment called “Wings Over the Caribbean” that will be of interest to Paul McCartney fans.
In the film, McCartney plays Uncle Jack, a pirate relative of Capt. Jack Sparrow. In keeping with the tone of the film, it's a very light-hearted role. The two are reunited in a dungeon when Jack Sparrow (Depp) is captured and brought in and Uncle Jack (McCartney) is already a prisoner in a cell. “Uncle Jack!” says Depp, when he hears him singing an old song (and not the Rod Stewart hit) “Maggie Mae.” “Jackie Boy! How's it going?” answers McCartney. “I can't complain really,” says Depp. McCartney answers, “I've been waiting all morning for a beating but the service is terrible.”