Johnny Depp: Retirement isn't too far away
Johnny Depp, who turned 50 this summer right before the release of The Lone Ranger, continues to hint that he’s looking forward to retirement. “Are there quieter things I wouldn’t mind doing? Yeah, I wouldn’t mind that,” he told the BBC’s Susanna Reid. “I wouldn’t say I am dropping out any second but I would say it’s probably not too far away.”
Depp reassured Reid that his retirement plans wouldn’t upend potential sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland, but the actor expressed his exhaustion at the life of an actor, echoing opinions once shared by his late friend Marlon Brando. “When you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realize you’ve said written words more than you’ve actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking of that as an insane option for a human being.”
In June, Depp expressed similar sentiments to Rolling Stone, resenting the “life of a fugitive” that stardom demands. “I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years,” he said.
For a guy who talks about retirement, Depp is remarkably busy: He’s filming Transcendence for Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer Wally Pfister, and he’s lined up to star in Mortdecai for his Secret Window director David Koepp and the star-studded Into the Woods, in which he’ll play the Wolf.