Johnny Depp Talks About His Kids and Getting Older

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'The Lone Ranger' star Johnny Depp recently spoke with Charlie Rose on CBS 'This Monday Morning' about turning 50 and how his children are coping with his split from their mother.

Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis ended their fourteen year relationship in 2012, an unofficial union that included the birth of two children: Jack, 11, and Lily-Rose, 14.

The actor said, "When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe."

"We were just very truthful with them and they were just incredibly understanding, incredibly accepting. I was extremely proud of them, the way they dealt with it."

His latest film project, 'The Lone Ranger,' premieres in theaters on July 3.  Depp's role as sidekick Tonto to Armie Hammer's leading role begs the question ... how does the A-list actor feel about playing #2?

Johnny said without hesitation, "I would rather be a Keith than a Mick."

The award-winning celeb recently celebrated a milestone birthday.  He joked, "I suppose the only thing at 50 you can really start to look forward to is just total irresponsibility. As you get older you can just sit in a chair, wear anything you want, you know you can walk down; old people dress cool. You know they wear sweatpants. The elderly have it down."

"You know you start getting hit with some very interesting situation in life, you as a parent when they approach that teenage area, which is frightening because you still have memories of that age and the things you were doing at that age…. Please don't do what I did."

JD is dating actress-model Amber Heard.  The couple was spotted holding hands in Moscow on June 28 - photo here.

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