Jonny Depp: “I Was Angry & Frustrated Until I Started My Own Family”

Dark Shadows star Johnny Depp is undeniabley one of the world’s biggest film stars but in a recent interview with The Sun, the 48-year-old actor opened up about his troubled and unhappy youth and claims his life vastly improved only once he had his children Lily-Rose, 12, and 10-year-old Jack with longtime love Vanessa Paradis, 39.

"There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young," Johnny reveals, making reference to his parents' divorce when he was 15 and his use of self-harm as a coping mechanism. “You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don’t know how to feel good about the work you’re doing or the life you’re leading."

Dark Shadows star Johnny Depp is undeniabley one of the world’s biggest film stars but in a recent interview with The Sun, the 48-year-old actor opened up about his troubled and unhappy youth and claims his life vastly improved only once he had his children Lily-Rose, 12, and 10-year-old Jack with longtime love Vanessa Paradis, 39.

“There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young,” Johnny reveals, making reference to his parents’ divorce when he was 15 and his use of self-harm as a coping mechanism. “You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don’t know how to feel good about the work you’re doing or the life you’re leading.”

Although it comes as little surprise that the Golden Globe-winning star may not enjoy taking the childhood walk down memory lane, he admits the “emptiness” he felt growing up and much into his successful adult years remained until he had children.

“You feel empty,” he says. “I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.”

Johnny is currently starring in Dark Shadows, his eight collaborative effort with acclaimed director Tim Burton. Johnny portrays a vampire who comes round after being buried alive for two centuries.

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  1. Heart

    As much as I love Johnny Depp he comes off as being very…nonchalant about his life. Had no idea he was that troubled by his parent’s divorce. Glad he’s in a better place now.

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  2. Anonymous

    No offence he was probably angry and frustrated because the girl he met got pregnant 3 months after meeting him. LOL can you say trapped much. I feel sorry for men who have to take care of the kids from women who tried to trap the men. Seriously who gets pregnant 3 months after meeting someone? If Johnny had requested her to get an abortion he would of been harassed about being a bad guy and if he left his kids he would of been called a dead beat and harassed some more. I feel bad for all men that stay with women who got pregnant out of wedlock. 3 months after meeting him LOL. Obviously getting pregnant to get a commitment out of the guy.

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