Johnny Depp, whose recent film “The Lone Ranger” has been a box office disappointment, is thinking of quitting acting, the actor said in a recent interview with BBC Breakfast’s Susanna Reid.
Depp, 50, wants to explore other, quieter options, as he believes he has been overworked in recent years.
“At a certain point you start thinking, and when you add up the amount of dialog you say per year and you realize you’ve said written words more than you’ve had a chance to say your own words, that becomes an insane option for a human being,” Depp told Reid, according to the Mirror.
“Are there quieter things I wouldn’t mind doing? Yes, I wouldn’t mind that. I wouldn’t say I am dropping out any second, but I would say it’s not too far away.” He added that he wouldn’t pull the plug on “Alice In Wonderland 2” and the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Depp's decision to quit acting seems to be well thought out, and the actor has often expressed a desire to focus his energy on his twin passions of making wine and playing the guitar.
He had mentioned the possibility of quitting the entertainment industry in an interview back in 2006, saying at the time that he would not want to act once he hit 50. “I won't last in film much after I turn 50. People go on about how well I look for my age, but what happens when it all drops? I could end up as the Cliff Richard of film,” Depp was quoted as saying by Entertainmentwise.com.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.