London: Actor Johnny Depp`s career graph has seen a major rise over the years, but he has continued to use a fart machine to play pranks on the sets of his films, says his `Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides` co-star Penelope Cruz.
Cruz first learned of Depp`s prankster side when they shot together for drug drama "Blow" in 2001. But during the shoot of the fourth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean", she realised he is still upto his old tricks.
"When I met him 10 years ago he had a plastic one (fart machine) and now, 10 years later, he has one with a remote control... He fooled me once when we were doing `Blow`," said Cruz.
"When I was doing a very dramatic close up and he kept making that sound with the machine and I kept saying (to myself), `Who is it, is it the sound guy?` And I remember just thinking, `I hope they are not thinking it`s me.` And Johnny was there with a straight face. And now he is doing it to (producer) Jerry Bruckheimer and Rob Marshall, the director, and to everybody!" she added.
However, Cruz says working with Depp is always a pleasure.
"We worked together 10 years ago and we had a great experience... I couldn`t wait to work with him again because he`s really one of the most kind and genuine people that I have ever met. And he became a good friend.
"He has one of the greatest senses of humour. He`s really clever, really smart, kind, generous... I love working with him."