Johnny Depp covers the April issue of Interview Magazine, and he looks pretty amazing, doesn’t he? In the issue he’s promoting his new movie, ‘Transcendence.”
The beautiful photos were taken by Bruce Webber, and the interview was conducted by Iggy Pop. Iggy goes into Johnny’s past acting gigs, the state of television today, and more. It’s a really interesting look into Johnny’s life, and I LOVED seeing all the pictures.
There’s much more after the jump – so don’t forget to click on more below to see it all!
His first job: [laughs] “I marketed pens–on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was that you had to call these strangers and say, ‘Hi, how ya doing?’ You made up a name, like, ‘Hey, it’s Edward Quartermaine from California. You’re eligible to receive this grandfather clock or a trip to Tahiti.’ You promise them all these things if they buy a gross of pens. It was just awful. But I actually think that was the first experience I had with acting. I sold one thing, one gross of pens to one guy. And then he was asking me about the trip to Tahiti and I was riddled with guilt, so I told him, ‘Hey, man, you don’t want these f—ing pens. This is a scam. The grandfather clock is made of pressboard. You’re not going to Tahiti. I’m sorry.’ So I talked him out of it.”
How many cigarettes does he smoke per day: “I’ll bet a thousand. I’m working my way up to ten thousand.”
Why Transcendence? “What fascinated me more than anything is the correlation between technology and power–the idea that a guy who is able to download his sentient being into a machine can become god, or a version of god. Religion is a fascinating black hole to me.”
On reality tv: “Everything can be a reality show now. Imagine what’s it going to be in 20 f—ing years, man. People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a sh-tload of money for the company. And it’s multiplying, to where you’re literally looking into your next door neighbor’s bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.” (more…)
Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 10:10am
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