Hollywood’s A-list actor Johnny Depp may be retiring from doing movies earlier than expected. At 50, the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star recently told Susanna Reid on the BBC Breakfast show that his retirement is “not too far away.”
Johnny Depp told Susanna Reid during his recent interview, set for broadcast this Monday:
“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 added, whose latest movie ‘The Lone Ranger’ flopped in the US and is now for release in the UK:
“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.”
The movie was released in the US last July 3, with an astonishing budget of around $225 million, but has made only nearly $164 million worldwide, as of this writing. The film received mostly negative reviews, saying that there was no chemistry between Johnny Depp (Tonto) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger).
Nonetheless, Depp is still being considered as a bankable actor, particularly his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. In fact, the fifth installment is now under development and is being set for release in 2015. He is also now filming the sci-fi thriller movie ‘Transcendence,’ which is set for release on April 18, 2014.
Not to mention, Guinness Book of World Records revealed that Johnny Depp as the highest paid actor in 2012, with $75 million. His debut film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ in 1984 was a monster hit. Before making a big name in the movies, he was among the cast of the famous TV show ’21 Jump Street.’