Johnny Depp suggests he is ‘not too far away’ from quitting acting

Star says he fancies doing 'quieter things'

Johnny Depp has hinted that he is “not too far away” from quitting acting.

Entertainment Wise claims that, in an interview with BBC Breakfast which will be broadcast next week (July 29), the star said that he wouldn’t be abandoning his career “immediately” but was interested in trying “quieter” things.

“When you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and you realise 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,” he said. “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.”

However, when asked if he would quit before taking part in rumoured blockbuster sequels Alice In Wonderland 2 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, he replied: “No, I think we’re alright in those categories.” It was reported earlier this month that Depp was “in final discussions” to return for Disney’s sequel to Alice In Wonderland. Directed by Tim Burton and released in 2010, it cast Mia Wasikowska in the title role alongside Depp as The Mad Hatter. The Lewis Carroll adaptation’s bumper cast also included Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Matt Lucas.

Depp’s latest film The Lone Ranger opens in UK cinemas on August 9 but it’s already flopped in the US, where it came out earlier this month (July). He’s currently filming sci-fi flick Transcendence in LA with Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy.