Attention actors who try to launch music careers: Stop it. You’re making Johnny Depp sick. “That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick,” Depp said while promoting “Mortdecai” in Berlin. Johnny Depp, of all people. “I hate the idea, ‘Come see me play guitar because you’ve seen me in 12 movies.’ It shouldn’t be. You want the people who are listening to the music to only be interested in the music.” Firm but fair.
So, according to Depp’s strict, Draconian take on how music should be appreciated, which of his fellow movie stars are in violation? Jared Leto certainly jumps to mind, as does Scarlett Johansson — hey, remember her album of Tom Waits covers? Yeah, no. Oh, and Russell Crowe has a band. And doesn’t his “Mortdecai” co-star Gwyneth Paltrow like to sing, too? Man, they’re all going to have some explaining to do when they see Depp at the next Millionaire Movie Stars Rotary Club meeting. But at least some good comes from all of this, as Depp insists, “You won’t be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won’t ever exist.”
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