Those who work alongside the actor and filmmaker tell EW that the duo share a kind of secret twin language.
“None of us gets their jokes, but they get their jokes and they’re laughing, so whatever,” says Helena Bonham Carter, who should know. She’s as close to the pair as anyone could get, being mother to Burton’s two children, and co-starring in many of their movies, including this one.
Depp agrees with the sibling comparison.
“I feel as though he’s my brother,” the actor says. “It’s a weird understanding, this kind of shorthand we have. I truly understand him and know him, I think, just as well as anybody can. He certainly knows me as well as anybody can.”
Dark Shadows hits theaters on May 11.