Handsome Johnny Depp believes relocating to France has done wonders for his work in Hollywood - because he's now free to just act.

The Kentucky, America-born Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star lives in St Tropez with long-term love Vanessa Paradis, a French native, and their two children LILY-ROSE and JACK.

And Depp believes distancing himself from the rollercoaster ride of Hollywood has been a great advantage to his acting.

Johnny explains, "It's done wonders. I don't know who's famous, I don't know who's not famous, I don't know who's rich, who's poor, who's successful, who's a drag.

"I come in, just completely ignorant of all of it and it feels good. I don't have to think about anything but work."

08/08/2003 17:18