Johnny Depp: ‘At 50 You Can Really Start To Look Forward To Total Irresponsibility’

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kimmell coverHere’s Johnny Depp outside Jimmy Kimmel’s show yesterday afternoon. He’s entering the final stretch of Lone Ranger promotion — the Disney movie cost so much to make and opens tomorrow against Despicable Me and holdover release Monsters University, so it will be interesting to see whether Johnny’s star power can recoup the film’s mammoth budget of around $250 million plus all the costs involved with promotion and distribution. Johnny’s international fans are going to have to pull some major ticket sales for this movie to make a profit, and that might be more difficult than usual when he’s playing a Native American rather than a swashbuckling, global-trotting pirate. Who knows what will happen?

Anyway, Jimmy Kimmel and Johnny got a little fresh together with Jimmy commenting on Johnny’s “beautiful face” and Johnny skipping a beat before laying a few kisses on Kimmel. Here are some excerpts from Johnny’s interview with Charlie Rose. He admits that Disney was nervous when they saw him in Tonto makeup for the first time, but he talks about all sorts of other stuff too:

On his split with Vanessa: “When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe. We were just very truthful with them and they were just incredibly understanding, incredibly accepting. I was extremely proud of them, the way they dealt with it.”

On playing The Lone Ranger sidekick: “I would rather be a Keith than a Mick.”

Aging gives him more freedom: “I suppose the only thing at 50 you can really start to look forward to is just total irresponsibility. As you get older you can just sit in a chair, wear anything you want, you know you can walk down; old people dress cool. You know they wear sweatpants. The elderly have it down.”

Having children made him grow up. “You know you start getting hit with some very interesting situation in life, you as a parent when they approach that teenage area, which is frightening because you still have memories of that age and they things you were doing at that age…. Please don’t do what I did.”

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