On May 25, Johnny Depp, 43,will return as the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean:At World’s End. He has had a busy year so far, when filming his latest movie Sweeny Todd in London he dropped everything to take care of his sick daughter Lily-Rose, 7. He also has a son Jack,5, mom is longtime partner Vanessa Paradis. The couple is said to be getting married in the summer at their home in the South of France.
During his recent interview with OK! he talked about how important his family is to him:
Do you take your family with you wherever you go?
Yeah, they were with me in the Bahamas. The most I was apart from my kids was four weeks. And it drove me mad. I just can’t do it. One shouldn’t have to be apart from your family.
Would you say that your kids saved you from your destructive behavior?
Sure, they have. My family is my sanctuary. I live for them now. I finally found a reason to exist in this world. There is nothing like it. I would give everything away if I could only keep my family.
What are your kids like?
My kids are very well balanced, and very grounded. I think we are very lucky.
Read more of the interview in the extended post
Do you think that raising them in Europe gives them a more balanced lifestyle?
Maybe. But we live everywhere, man. We try to stay in France for six months a year, and then we live in Los Angelos for six months. It has to do with my upbringing. I don’t like to be stuck in one place for too long.
Is it good for children to travel a lot?
I think it’s good for kids to get out there and see the world. There are other interesting places than just the United States.
What were you like as a child?
I wasn’t obnoxious, but I was very curious. I played a lot of practical jokes as a kid, and pissed my mom off. quite frequently.
Your kids like Spiderman?
Oh man, my boy has now gone into that full-on superhero phase. But I refuse to wear the tights.
Why do you like living in the South of France so much?
It’s an absolutely perfect kind of culture, steeped in history. I’ve always been a real history fiend. And the wine is pretty good!
OK! May 28, 2007 p.45-46