Johnny Depp insists that playing dolls with his young daughter helped him to create his onscreen characters, until she told him he needed to tone down his acting. The star regularly played with Barbies and other dolls with his seven-year-old daughter, LILY-ROSE, who had to tell him not to be so over-the-top during playtime. He explains, "There were a number of years where I would sit down to play Barbie dolls with my daughter. "I'd start playing with these dolls. It's good fun, it's a great way to explore characters. "I'd start to do these voices, start playing characters as these dolls and she'd just look up and go, 'Dad, could you just do your own voice, OK? You don't have to play it like that...' "So she was like directing me! I'm like, 'Sorry, sorry, honey, I'll just be me.'"