Depp's Battle With Alcoholism

Movie hunk JOHNNY DEPP became an alcoholic to numb himself from the emptiness of his Hollywood lifestyle.

The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS star has finally realised his dependence on alcohol was not recreational and is thrilled he is able to continue his movie career without the need of "hard liquor".

Depp explains, "My drug of choice was alcohol more than anything - hard liquor, spirits. It's very difficult to see the ignorance of it when you are spinning around in it.

"But when you are doing that to yourself, it is to avoid feeling. There is a degree of me, me, me that you can't escape. And it might have had the facade of being recreational but even then I knew it wasn't.

"I'd go to these functions, and back in those days I literally had to be drunk to be able to speak and get through it.

" get liquored up or whatever and then once you are in that spiral you don't even get hangovers any more.

"You wake up and have a drink again."

24/10/2004 20:56


Tags: Johnny Depp


More Johnny Depp

Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015...

Johnny Depp Joins Ryan Adams for Danzig Cover in London [Video]

Hollywood actor Ryan Adams was joined by friend and keen guitarist Johnny Depp on-stage in London on Thursday night (September 18, 2014). The Hollywood actor...

Everything You Need To Know About Kevin Smith's And Johnny Depp's Film Yoga Hosers

After a run of poorly received films that have dented Johnny Depp’s reputation as a box-office magnet, the Hollywood superstar must be keen to move...

Johnny Depp Set To Co-Star With 15 Year-Old Daughter In 'Yoga Hosers'

Just like her famous father, Lily-Rose Depp is embarking on a career in the movie industry. The 15 year-old girl is set to co-star with...


Kevin Smith And Johnny Depp Working With Their Own Daughters In Upcoming Film

Kevin Smith is in the process of directing the second film in his new trilogy set in rural Canada. The film is a loose sequel...

Upcoming Kevin Smith Movie "Yoga Hosers" Looks Cool. And Very, Very Weird.

So Kevin Smith is collaborating with Johnny Depp on a movie. Beware, this could get very, very weird. So, Yoga Hosers. According to The Hollywood...

Mamma Mia, Sweeney Todd? Which Is The Best Musical Movie?

Disney is heading in a new direction with its Christmas film offering this year by producing its first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical, Into...

On Set With 'Alice in Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass' [Pictures]

Pictures have emerged of Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan and Ed Speleers filming scenes for 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' on location in Gloucester....



Johnny Depp Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Johnny Depp

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All