Depp: 'I Was No Teen Idol'16 April 2008
Depp: 'I Was No Teen Idol'
The Pirates Of The Caribbean hunk first shot to fame in U.S. teen show 21 Jump Street and fast became a favourite with young female viewers.
But the "shy" star hated fans' lustful admiration and the fame which followed, prompting him to shave off his hair and eyebrows in a bid to distract attention.
He tell Britain's magazine OK!, "I just didn't want to make a career of taking my shirt off. I wanted to shave off all my hair, even my eyebrows. And I did!
"I don't fault TV stars who do teen magazines. They took offers that gave the big money fast, but they were dead in two years. I never wanted that.
"Frankly, I've always been shy, paranoid, whatever word you want. I hate fame - I've done everything to avoid it."
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