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Johnny Depp Says Reality TV is Like 'Watching a Fire'

Johnny Depp Says Reality TV is Like 'Watching a Fire'

Johnny Depp suits up in Prada on the cover of Interview Magazine‘s May 2014 issue, on newsstands April 1.

Here is what the 50-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On his latest role in Transcendence: “What fascinated me more than anything is the correlation between technology and power—the idea that a guy who is able to download his sentient being into a machine can become god, or a version of god. Religion is a fascinating black hole to me.”

On reality TV: “People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a shitload of money for the company. And it’s multiplying, to where you’re literally looking into your next door neighbor’s bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.”

On his musical approach to acting: “I still approach a scene as one would approach a solo. There’s nothing set or pat. I don’t know what the fuck’s going to happen until I get in there. Just like when you’re in the booth and you’re playing a guitar solo, you don’t exactly know how you’re going to phrase this or that. Which I think is beautiful. That idea of chance.”

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  • Sayer

    Maybe this creepshow can answer why he’s dating someone young enough to be his daughter.

    How’s the mid-life crisis going,Johnny.

  • JDF

    @Sayer: Creepshow your a$$. Ugh, what does dating an adult woman that he loves have to do with this? She’s 28 years and she’s old enough to date whoever she wants.

    Mid-life crisis? If by Mid-life crisis you mean being in love and happier and healthier than ever then it’s going great.

    Get a life you pathetic loser. No no stay pressed and bitter.

  • Carla

    He looks fantastic! The haters can go f*ck themselves.

  • http://Justjared Olive

    Johnny your fiancé belongs to a reality show, her acting is lousy and marrying you is her way to get better acting gigs.
    And you should be the last to judge anyone, a few years ago you were wrecking hotel rooms, and just last year your security was carrying your drunken a ss out of a bar.
    When last did you put out a successful movie, when you was not dressed in a costume?

  • Lala

    This man is so gorgeous! i love him and I’d trade place with that teddy bear happily

  • http://Justjared Olive

    The girly man is wearing an engagement ring, now he is her b itch, next he will be coming of the closet.
    There is no fool like an old fool.

  • JDF

    @Olive: She’s too classy for that crap and Is that so? Because he’s not getting her any movie projects because she’s only relying on herself.

    Who did he judge? He only spoke the truth. A few years ago? He wrecked that damned room 20 freaking years ago and he was drucken out of a bar 3 years ago. Wow, you can’t even get your facts right before you judge someone!

    He had 2 billion dollar makers 2 years in a row just a few years ago and his upcoming movie ‘Transcendence’ is going to be huge. Suck it.

  • JDF

    @Olive: Wow, how miserable your life must be that you feel the need to spread hate about harmless people that you don’t know!

    He is wearing her ring because it didn’t fit her finger. What’s wrong with that and why the hell do you care?

    There’s no fool like a pathetic hater. Stay mad!

  • ForMe

    There’s nothing wrong with Johnny marrying Amber. I don’t think the age difference is a big deal. They’re both adults, who really cares. BTW I saw the trailer for Transcendence and it looks really bad.

  • Bra

    @ForMe: Transcendence actually looks amazing.

  • Lana

    @Sayer: Creepshow? Is he dating a child or what? Wake up, she’s an almost 30 years old woman.

    I don’t know what he did to be having a mid-life crisis.

  • brenda

    Wow..Johnny looks like a 35 years old man..awesome!!! And his movie looks GREAT too..I want to see it now!

  • Katie

    I love him, he is so hot. He is amazing and met his Cute Wife at –> TheMarriageMatchDotCom <– and now she is so Happy!

  • AMEN Johnny!

    Reality TV ——UGH! I basically hate 98% of it. It seems that every single “nobody” is on TV! It’s like cocaine for people who need attention. There are so many people who seem to need attention. Some of them fight their way onto TV for the lamest reasons. They don’t care what they talk about or how stupid they appear. They reveal things they should keep secret. It’s getting to the point where we’re not going to see stars as special anymore. It’s like everybody thinks they should be a star. Going downhill in every way. Glad I won’t be alive when things completely go Kaput!
    On another topic…………Depp has found a beautiful young lady. You can tell that she is not pretentious at all. Very real, down-to-earth. I don’t think he could help falling in love with Amber and wanting to marry her. I think that unlike his relationships in the past, this one will lead to marriage. I wish them nothing but happiness as long as they live.

  • Flawless

    He’s getting more beautiful as he’s aging! I agree with all what he said.

  • Angie

    Totally agree. LOVE me some Johnny! This man is beautiful!

  • flo

    I feel like Transcendence will be a flop again ! Poor Johnny, mid-life crisis is not easy to him !

  • Marliyn

    @flo: Well, you feel wrong don’t you? It’ll be a big hit for him. What mid life crisis are you talking about? The man is just fine, stop assuming things about people you know nothing about!

  • Anasthasia

    Transcendence is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
    It’s Wally Pfister’s debut as a director and many people will go and see it-including me.

    By the way-it has a “see it” rating of 98% on the rotten tomatoes page.