"He really feels clothes more than he looks at them. You know, we had these great sunglasses for him and his hair was kind of squished back and the guy came to life!" costume designer Colleen Atwood told Lucky magazine of Depps' 2011 role as Kemp in the big-screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel, The Rum Diary. "It usually happens pretty quickly with Johnny. He has this feeling for who his character is."