Johnny Depp's French Haven

Actor JOHNNY DEPP describes leaving Hollywood for rural France as the best decision he ever made.

The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star turned his back on California in 1998 to move to France with his French lover VANESSA PARADIS.

The couple, who now live in a remote farmhouse in the Provence region, have two children - LILY-ROSE MELODY, four, and one-year-old JACK - and Depp insists the French lifestyle has benefited them particularly - even if it wasn't his original motive for moving.

Speaking in Venice, Italy, while promoting new movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, Depp says, "It's a different pace of life there. I originally said that I moved to France so I would be allowed to smoke - but it's now for the kids.

"I have a house in LA and it's nice to go there sometimes because I miss the hot-dogs, but it's all too fast-paced and the values are all to do with business.

"If we lived there full-time it wouldn't be good for the children. It's not healthy for children to be raised in the over-hyped world of Los Angeles."

29/08/2003 13:24

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If Johnny wanted protection from the press he should have come to Australia! We Aussies eat papparazzi for breakfast and you can't get more rural than outback Oz! We would have and will protect him here if he ever comes here again. We're pretty loyal and protective of our adopted sons and daughters here! So Johnny if you really want to party with the crazy people come on down under..you'll never be the same man again...we promise!
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