The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ actor – who has previously played guitar on tracks by Oasis and Shane McGowan – has struck up a friendship with the Aerosmith rocker and says their collaboration is a “dream come true”.
He told US TV show ‘Extra’: “We’ve been hanging out here and there. He’s someone I’ve admired greatly for such a long time. The idea of writing songs with him is a dream come true.”
Steven recently admitted he would love to see Johnny play him in a movie of his life and the 47-year-old actor would jump at the chance to portray the rocker.
He said: “I would give it a shot, why not.”
Meanwhile, Johnny – who reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ – has admitted he was pleased Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards agreed to return to the franchise as Captain Teague – because spending time with the legendary musician makes him feel like he is in a rock band.
He said: “To be able to bring him back into the ‘Pirates’ fold, where he most certainly belongs, was a gas.
“Just spending a couple days sharing a trailer, it was as close, I suppose, as being in a rock ‘n’ roll band with him as you can get.”
The British funnyman insists there is nothing unusual about his domestic life with the ‘California Gurls’ singer and says they love nothing more than settling down for an evening in front of the television. Russell explained: ‘The thing that will surprise you is that aside from the superficial elements of celebrity, it’s very, very normal. She’s like a normal person, I’m like a normal person, so we just hang out, watch TV, hold hands, kiss each other. It’s really ordinary.’ The ‘Get Him to the Greek’ star is expected to marry Katy in India later this month but the comic claims he has no idea about their wedding plans. He told US TV show ‘Entertainment Tonight’: ‘very day in my life is special, because soon we will cease to exist. You must relish the moment. I don’t know the details because I’m a man. If someone wants to plan a wedding, it’s going to be tricky ‘ unless you are a professional wedding planner, in which case you are obliged to do it really well.’