Johnny Depp Confirms Dressing Up Like Pirate Makes Him 'Stupid Money'

October 4, 2011


By some estimates, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has, thus far, lined the pockets of Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow jacket with around $350 million. It's maybe not Tyler Perry money, but for four movies, it's not so bad either. In fact, by Johnny Depp's own account, that is "stupid money," but so long as Disney will keep paying it, he'll keep doing it--doing it FOR THE CHILDREN. His own children, that is, thus saving them from a future where they'll eventually have to find jobs dressing up like pirates for themselves. The actor told Vanity Fair:

"Basically, if they're going to pay me the stupid money right now, I'm going to take it. I have to. I mean, it's not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it's for my kids. It's ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It's for the kids."

And you know what else he does for the kids? The sexual assault-like experience of having his hair done and posing for a few photos. Discussing his distaste for photo shoots, Depp continued:

"Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow. Raped ... It feels like a kind of weird -- just weird, man. But whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it's like -- you just feel dumb. It's just so stupid."

But not just stupid, Johnny. Rape stupid.

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