After months of speculations, Johnny Depp is finally getting candid about his personal life. The actor opened up about his financial and legal troubles. He also made sure to address some of the rumors about him.
In an interview for Rolling Stone, Depp talked about the drama that has been surrounding his name lately, including his scandalous and controversial divorce from Amber Heard.
He explained that his emotional state amid the split and his financial problems ‘was as low as I believe [it] could have gotten. The next step was, ‘You are going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open, and you are going to leave with your eyes closed.’ I could not take the pain every day.’
Despite the fact that his and Heard’s divorce was finalized in August of 2016, after the domestic abuse allegations that he has denied, his troubles with the law did not come to an end.
At the beginning of 2017, the Hollywood star filed a lawsuit against his managers Joel and Robert Mandel of The Management Group (TMG), accusing them of mishandling his earnings and therefore costing him millions of dollars.
The two, however, countersued, saying that Depp simply spent his money on an extravagant lifestyle.
They said Depp would spend no less than $30,000 every month on wine alone, and that he even had hired a sound engineer just to feed him lines during movie shoots so that he didn’t have to learn the script.
But the actor is claiming that while he has a sound engineer, he’s not feeding him his lines but merely playing certain sounds that help him get more immersed into the scene and act in a more credible way.
‘I’ve got bagpipes, a baby crying and bombs going off. It creates a truth. Some of my biggest heroes were in silent film… It had to be behind the eyes. And my feeling is, that if there is no truth behind the eyes, does not matter what the f**king words are.’
As for the wine numbers, Depp joked: ‘It’s insulting to say I spent $30,000 on wine. Because it was far more.’
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Regardless, Johnny Depp went more into detail about how his financial problems affected him.
‘My son had to hear about how his old man lost all his money from kids at school, that is not right.’
In order to deal with the depression and pain, Depp went on tour with the Hollywood Vampires and started writing his memoir on a typewriter just like his late friend, Hunter S. Thompson.
‘I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I could not see the pages anymore. I kept trying to figure out what I had done to deserve this. I tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone… The truth is most important to me. And all this still happened.’