Johnny Depp Really Likes His Privacy

Johnny Depp will likely never drive around L.A. bumping into people and things in a convertible Mercedes. Instead, the Sweeney Todd star, 44, looks forward to the time when he can achieve some sense of anonymity. In Esquire’s January issue, on newsstands Friday, the actor imagines what that freedom will be like, saying, “I’m sure it will be a possibility someday again. Maybe when I get old. They get tired of you,” he told the highbrow lad mag. “‘Didn’t you used to be Johnny Depp?’ That will be the clincher." Apparently, he leaned the value of privacy from his friend and mentor, the late Marlon Brando, recalling how the screen legend told him: ‘“That’s your world and it’s nobody else’s business. It’s not anybody’s entertainment.”’ (He does, in the end, throw the paparazzi a bone by revealing that he likes to enter restaurants and hotels through the back door.)

"It’ll definitely make you a little weird if you’re constantly being stared at," Mr. Depp went on. "I don’t want to be a product. Of course you want the movies to do well. But I don’t want to know … who’s hot now and who’s not and who’s making this much dough and who’s boffing this woman or that one. I want to remain ignorant of all this. I want to be totally outside and far away from all of it." [AP via HuffPo] Johnny Depp Really Likes His Privacy