Heart-throb actor Johnny Depp was shocked when he saw his new film ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO - because he didn't expect to be in it so much.

Depp stars as a corrupt CIA agent in the third installment of the EL MARIACHI saga, about a mythic guitar-slinging hero, played by Antonio Banderas, who fights to save the Mexican people.

But Johnny says his own role was actually a lot bigger than he first thought:

He says, "I thought it was like a cameo. You know - a bit, a small little in and out thing. Suddenly, it was my agent or my sister, someone saw the movie and said 'Man, you're through the whole thing'.

"I had no idea - especially after nine days of shooting."

27/08/2003 21:14