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'Black Mass' stars Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton chose 'white-knuckling' over rehearsing

'Black Mass' stars Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton chose 'white-knuckling' over rehearsing

Over an ocean of caffeine, Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton and Scott Cooper — the stars and the writer-director, respectively, of the somber crime-drama "Black Mass" — gathered for a colorful conversation that began with the discovery of a mutual love of hardcore punk bands Agent Orange and the Dead Kennedys and ended with assorted tales of Bob Dylan sightings. (Cooper saw him one year on Halloween while taking his girls trick-or-treating. Depp recalled standing backstage at a concert years ago, holding his then-3-week-old daughter, Lily.)

In between, there was colorful talk of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, Strasberg and Stanislavsky, Henry VIII, turkey legs and,...

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