Johnny Depp Compares Photo Shoots to Rape

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If he had to do it again, we're guessing Johnny Depp would choose his words more carefully.

But the actor is asked about being the subject of photo shoots in the latest issue of Vanity Fair and responds:

"You just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped. The whole thing. It feels like a kind of weird - just weird, man... Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like - you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid.”

Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair

The iconic star - who will next be seen this winter in The Rum Diary, the trailer for which you can watch HERE - is also one of the busier actors in Hollywood. Why? Because he has a family and the studios pay him so damn much!

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it," Depp says. "I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

For more from Depp, pick up this issue of Vanity Fair when it goes on sale this Thursday.


Good actor. bad analogy. however the embellishment insinuates just what he thinks about doin a shoot.


Johnny expressed what he feels. Its a free country so there shouldn't be a problem. But there IS. Cause he just exaggerated the whole photo-shoot thing WAYYY too much. He doesn't like photos; that's fine. But comparing them to rape? Honestly thats a bit over the line. Yes, I am a fan of his. Yes, I am really disappointed.


He was asked about it,wasnt something he brought like complaining about his life, he could´ve said "oh they are ok" and think "cause i get super well paid" but instead he was just natural and expressed the true fact that photo shoots make you feel somehow humiliated, he did that by using a exaggerated metaphoric,that is something that we all do, i understand the apologies cause is a serious matter but people get offended way to easy.


I can feel what he meant, he doesn't like shoots. Get off his back, he made a poor word choice.


Did you expect anything different from this good old JD? He defends child molestors even signed a petition to help polinski. He follows a hanki code not to mentioned botoxed himself so much he is frozen. He messes with teens hangs out with openly men who date teens. Drunk most of the time. And now the public rapes him with his photo shoots. But still people would buy his spit if they could and he has just spit on every person who ever has been abused.


I got nothing against Johnny, but seriously if rape meant just taking photoshoots and getting paid millions to do one movie (I know acting ain't super easy, but come on that's a great job to have IMO), then like Kurt Cobain said "Rape me, rape me, rape me!!!!!" I find this to be insulting to actual rape victims. >:(




@ Johnny Depp, Please forgive me for Not feeling sorry that 1 movie can leave you and your family financially set for life, but I do take issue that you would compare photo shoots and the word rape in the same sentence.
There are true victims, men women and children, who would be confused with your analogy. You are paid an enormous amount of money, and so far millions of dollars are just a small part of the perks that go with the entertainment territory. Please consider the fact that you are Not forced to take a huge salary or percentage of the gross at gunpoint.
If having to promote a movie cramps your style, just consider it part of the aggravation of "everyday people" spending their hard earned dollars to come see you in a movie.
To borrow a line from singer William DeVaughan, "be thankful for what you got."