Johnny Depp's head makes 'Walking Dead' cameo (Photo)

'Walking Dead': The Importance of Realism
'Walking Dead': The Importance of Realism

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance on this week's episode of "The Walking Dead."

Well, at least his head did.

During a scene in the episode, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) has three severed walker heads set out in front of him on the road for a ploy he is going to attempt with The Saviors.

According to co-executive producer Greg Nicotero, who also directed the episode, his own head served as the mold for one while Depp's was another.

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"One of the other heads, I don't know if I'm going to get in trouble if I say this, was Johnny Depp," Nicotero told Entertainment Weekly. "I think we had sculpted an emaciated version of a dummy head for something and we used Johnny Depp's head as a basis just for a clay sculpt. I can't remember who the third one is, but I'm in good company."

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This is not the first time famous heads have found their way onto TV, though they are not always received so positively.

Back in Season 1 of "Game of Thrones," creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss apologized for putting a prosthetic head of President George W. Bush on a spike, hours after news that their show had done so hit the internet.

"We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc." Benioff and Weiss said. "We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush."

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Check out a photo of Depp's head on "The Walking Dead" below.

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