Johnny Depp is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood, but in recent weeks he has only been talked about because of the media lawsuit he filed against his ex-wife, Amber Heard for defamation. And now, even more so after the courts ruled in his favor. And while the actor’s life has always been public, the actor has some well-kept secrets that most people ignore.
Throughout his more than 30 years in the movies, Depp has never been a low profile person, on the contrary, he has always appeared on the front pages and has also starred in the occasional controversy. But there are other aspects of his personal life that perhaps not everyone knows, and therefore are considered by some as “secrets” very well kept.
What are Johnny Depp’s best kept secrets?
NEVER FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL
Although Johnny Depp has an almost superhuman ability for acting and music, the truth is that none of these talents he learned in college. Before finishing high school he dropped out to pursue his dream of being a musician in his own rock band. And while he didn’t achieve his dream, he did become one of the most cult Hollywood actors in contemporary history.
HE SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION AFTER DIVORCING AMBER HEARD
In an interview with Rolling Stones magazine, Johnny Depp admitted that he fell into an “acute depression” that took him to the lowest he had ever been before, seeing his love and financial life totally ruined.
“I fell as low as you could go,” he said. “The next step was, ‘You’re going to get somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to get out of there with them closed.’ I couldn’t take the pain in my day to day life,” he added in the aforementioned publication.
“I would soak myself in vodka in the mornings and start writing until my eyes filled with tears and I couldn’t see the pages anymore,” the actor explained.
JOHNNY DEPP CAN’T STAND WATCHING HIS MOVIES
Depp is one of those rare cases of Hollywood actors who don’t like to watch their own movies. In the trial against Amber Heard, Johnny admitted that he had never seen “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” the film that led to his Oscar nomination.