The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor revealed in a recent interview with the BBC that he is “not too far away” from quitting acting
Johnny Depp may be closer to leaving acting behind than we may have anticipated, with the actor revealing to the BBC his intentions to leave behind acting sooner rather than later. The star of Disney's latest big budget flop, The Lone Ranger, told BBC Breakfast’s Susanna Reid earlier this week that he has begun seriously considering moving away from movies for good in the not-too-distant future, so that he can concentrate on his other passions and prepare himself for old age.
Depp is considering slowing down his movie out-put
“I wouldn’t say I am dropping out any second but I would say it’s not too far away,” he 50-year-old actor said in the interview, admitting for the first time that his acting days are numbered. He said, “At a certain point you start thinking and when you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and you realise you’ve said written words more than you’ve had a chance to say your own words that becomes an insane option for a human being. Are there quieter things I wouldn’t mind doing? Yes, I wouldn’t mind that."
Depp has previously indicated that he is considering winding down his acting roles, however this is the first time that he has directly referenced his eventual retirement from acting. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in June this year, the Oscar-nominated actor hinted at slowing down his film output, telling the magazine: “I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years.”
Depp feels he is almost ready to wave goodbye to acting
Before he leaves acting behind for good though, Depp has at least three more films coming out in the next 2-3 years, including the film adaption of Broadway show Into the Woods, a starring role in the historical crime drama Mortdecai and the sci-fi action/drama Transcendence. He has also been linked to return to his roles as Captain Jack Sparrow and the Mad Hatter in the planned Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Alice In Wonderland 2 respectively.
The full BBC interview with Depp will be aired on BBC1's Breakfast this Monday (July 29).
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