“I have a couple of ideas where they came from. I think that there are a couple of people (he leans speaking directly to the tape recorder) and you know who you are, who don’t like the fact that I am outspoken about certain things. But, as far as temper tantrums and throwing punches at my producers, it’s such bullsh*t that it’s hilarious.”
“I don’t think my ideas or my principles have changed, but I’ve learned a lot about this business, how political it is, and how people manipulate other people. It’s scary, man. Power is a scary thing.” – Johnny Depp, May 26, 1989 for the “US Magazine”.
This is Johnny’s words, 29 years ago, already being a victim of tabloids. At that time, he had finished the third season of 21 Jump Street (which completed 32 years last week) and meanwhile, the gossip columns used to make reports of Johnny’s “misbehavior”, turning his image in a rebel, when in reality, he was getting tired about how people was selling his image as a handsome guy, tired of the same scripts, controversial scenes in the serie, and the overall fame. He though the serie was just one season, but was there for three, and he always told about how he didn’t want to be stuck for something so long. That was also the time he decided to collaborate with John Waters and portray a totally different character to destroy his “cuteness” and “teen-idol” image, while people tried to manipulate him, telling to not to do, because that could “destroy” his career…
Johnny’s story of being belittled by the public, and chased by lies is not recent…
During all these years, everybody who had worked with him always told great things about how he is, but yet people rather believe in gossip…
And everything has been happening for all these years…
Can you believe he’s being chased for almost 30 years!? 30 YEARS!
30 FREAKING YEARS!
THIS IS NOT A NORMAL THING!
I don’t know how he handle it for all these years, but I’m proud for he never had given up.
The truth will prevail!
We love you Johnny!