Johnny Depp Speaking About His Depression
Johnny Depp is shown here at the side of the Pyramid Stage watching Run The Jewels perform on day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2017 in Glastonbury, England – Source: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe.
Johnny Depp has spoken about his depression following problems with his personal life and his finances.
The Hollywood star, who has been in the headlines for his split with Amber Heard, 32, and over fans’ concerns about his appearance, has given an eye-opening interview to Rolling Stone magazine.
“I was as low as I believe I could have gotten,” the 53-year-old told the magazine.
“The next step was ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to leave there with your eyes closed’. I couldn’t take the pain every day.”
Johnny Depp has been embroiled in a legal battle with his ex-managers and is suing his former lawyers, claiming they also cheated him out of millions of dollars.
“It’s insulting to say that I spent 30,000 dollars on wine,” the Pirates Of The Caribbean star said. “Because it was far more.”
During the 72-hour interview, Johnny Depp offered that his first big purchase when he started making money in Hollywood was a house for his mother, Betty Sue. “My mom was born in a f*ing holler in eastern Kentucky. Her poor f*ing ass was on phenobarbital at 12,” he said.
As the youngest of four, Johnny Depp described “irrational beatings” he received from his mother, and that she was “still his mom” even though she hurled things. “Maybe it’s an ashtray coming your way. Maybe you’re gonna get clunked with the phone,” Johnny Depp said. “It was a ghost house — no one talked. I don’t think there ever was a way I thought about people, especially women, other than ‘I can fix them.’” Johnny Depp also said he worshiped Betty Sue, but “she could be a real bitch on wheels.”
At her 2016 funeral, Johnny Depp said: “My mom was maybe the meanest human being I have ever met in my life.”
The interview was published as Johnny Depp presented a gong at London’s Kerrang! Awards.
Sources: Press Association/Variety