Angelina “made” stinky Johnny Depp use Listerine for kissing scenes


Early this year, Fox News ran a piece about how Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have horrible personal hygiene. Apparently, Depp rarely bathes, and there’s a significant odor problem. If I had to guess, I think Depp probably isn’t obsessed with being clean and smelling good, but that he’s not completely gross or anything. Also, he used to be a smoker, and there are lots of odor and hygiene issues that come along with that – like what happens to your mouth. And your breath. Johnny claims he doesn’t smoke anymore, though, so maybe the complaints about hygiene are just about bathing and such. So it’s not shocking to me to read a story about Angelina Jolie asking (“ordering”) Depp to bring on the Listerine and the breath-mints for their makeout scenes:

Angelina Jolie thinks Johnny Depp’s hot, hot, hot – but his smelly cigarette breath is not, not, NOT! Chain-smoker Depp admitted to pals that while they were filming The Tourist, Jolie made him chug-a-lug Listerine AND pop breath mints before all romantic scenes.

“I hate it, but I wanted to keep her happy,” said Depp, groaning that Jolie, who hates smoking and won’t allow it in front of her kids, even insisted he munch mints when he dined socially with her and Brad Pitt.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

Eh. Is this the worst they can do? Some completely possible scenario in which one A-List star doesn’t want to kiss her cigarette-tasting costar? I think it’s just good manners and professionalism to use the breath mints. For argument’s sake, let’s say that Depp has quit smoking for good (even though I could swear I just saw him with a cigarette recently) – why would Angelina have a problem with his breath then? Garlic-breath? Cheese-breath? Wine-breath?

Also, re: Angelina hating smoking – I really think she must “allow” Brad to smoke, just not when he’s around the kids. He never did quit!



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  1. Rita says:

    @ Johnny Depps Girl

    When you post your comment, think positive thoughts. It’s the fantasy that counts (lol). (Just being a bitch I am)

  2. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I would kiss that man no matter what. I smoke too and it would not bother me not one damn bit…He’s hot and I would not have a problem AT ALL touching ANY part of that man’s body…

    @Rita, that was totally funny! You caught me off guard! LMAO

  3. GG says:

    I have always thought he stank. He just looks like his mouth and balls stink. Ewwwww! I don’t see what women see in this dude. Keep him, I will pass.

  4. WhiteNoise says:

    God, Jolie really sounds like a laugh a minute, don’t she? Give me stinky smoky Johnny any day of the week.

    O/T I wonder why he got involved with this movie, it’s getting rotten review almost across the board. He’s so much better than this.

  5. Shay says:

    Excuse me, but rarely bathing IS completely gross as is smoking. Kissing smokers is as vile as smelling them. I know, I used to be a 30 a day smoker. People would rarely sit next to me on the bus. Depp gets away with his stench because he has limos, is a celebrity, but I doubt he can get away with it on set, with actresses that do have normal hygiene.
    My partner dated a few French women years ago and told me that their hygiene was horrible. That it wasn’t a big deal to them. If that’s the case, then Paradis is Depp’s perfect match. Then again, he did date Kate Moss, who stinks and dated Doherty, who has rotting teeth, track marks and stinks all over.
    Paradis and Depp need a monthly dental clean as well. I can barely look at her in any film or poster. And Depp’s overacting just turns me off now.

  6. Marjalane says:

    As far as I’m concerned, Johnny Depp has lost his mojo. The older he gets, the skeevier he looks.

  7. mln76 says:

    It’s totally reasonable, that she would ask him. But I will say that my Johnny wouldn’t have to be told to do this is basic common courtesy.
    BTW I have seen a random pic of Angie and Brad at a restaurant where he is holding a pack of cigarettes in his hands. So I am betting the “no-smoking rule” is strictly around the kids AGAIN absolutely reasonable.

  8. DD says:

    well that explains why many reviews for this movie say they have 0 chemistry… Kind of sounds true then but this doesn’t bode well for my Johnny fantasy so I choose not to believe this.

  9. Frenchie says:

    Sorry french people don’t all have bad hygiene : I shower every day and clean my hair every 2 day. I must admit some old people do stink. I also must say I only bath my second baby once per week (more if a “diaper accident” happened). His skin is beautiful and he smells nothing, like a baby do. Whereas I did have bathed my first one every day and he really has eczema problems, and I think that’s because I have weakend his skin with chemicals and the water here is harsh.

  10. Frenchie says:

    Just wanted to add something about teeth. We are getting used to see super white teeth, but the real colour of teeth is more ivory than white. I think Vanessa or Johnny just have their natural teeth and not veneers. Plus maybe some stains from coffee / Tea and a bit of Merlot, maybee… And it’s proven the colour of teeth is determined genetically. Look at Jessica Simpson’s teeth : they are white and she admited to only one mouth bath per week !!!!

  11. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “I think it’s just good manners and professionalism to use the breath mints.”

    AMEN! you can bet that if I were an actress in a kissing scene, I’d want BOTH of us to have some gum/mints/listerine before the scene! I would think (as mln76 said) that Depp would know to do this.

  12. Lori says:

    I thought that Keira Knightly had said how polite and considerate Johnny and Orlando Bloom were for their kissing scenes — they used breath mints and everything. Hmmm.

  13. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I don’t understand where the whole “French people stink” think has come from. I’ve visited France often and I’ve never thought anyone smelled bad and the women there were dressed professionally and beautifully.

    I think where the difference comes from is that americans tend to bath every morning and Europeans tend to bathe every other day or every two days. Both are fine, whatever you like, but we have to drop this stupid stereotype. I think this whole story comes from the fact Depp lives in France so they assume he must now bath once a month.

  14. sharylmj says:

    I was watching an interview the other day.. can’t remember which outlet.. but Johnny was smokin’ away on a cigar looking thing.. so I totally believe ths story. I’m sure Brad doesn’t try to kiss her right after he smokes either. It’s totally gross to kiss a smoker before they brush or freshen their breath especially if you don’t smoke!!

  15. Stephie says:

    Didn’t she used to smoke?

  16. Lisa S. says:

    I recently watched a couple of minutes of an interview with Johnny D for “The Tourist” and he was smoking.

  17. mslewis says:

    I don’t understand where the whole “French people stink” think has come from. I’ve visited France often and I’ve never thought anyone smelled bad and the women there were dressed professionally and beautifully.
    Same here. I’ve been to France several times and several French islands in the Caribbean and I’ve never met a smelly French person. My only complaint about the French is that everybody seems to smoke A LOT and that bothers me when I’m there.

    Also, Johnny Depp in on the latest cover of Vanity Fair with some kind of cigarette in his hand so I think he still smokes. It is really hard to stop smoking, from what I’ve heard and sometimes a partner has to compromise and allow the smoking to continue, with restrictions like not smoking around the kids and using Listerine when you kiss. Nothing strange about it. It’s only cause for comment when Angelina Jolie is involved.

  18. spinner says:

    Brad Pitt is rumored to have atrocious hygiene & he smokes. I think Johnny has always smoked. Angie needed to take her own mints as an anorexic’s breath is foul. That said…The Tourist is getting terrible reviews. One critic called Angie Grace(less) Kelly. YIKES!!

  19. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    You haters that think he stinks and would be rude enough to make anyone uncomfortable around him is ludicris.

    He is a considerate down to earth person who is extremely professional. He has more class than to stink up the studio.

    Damn stupid haters.

  20. tracking says:

    I think Angelina’s plenty used to the stank. And Depp seems professional. This is just more BS.

  21. Maritza says:

    @Marjalane – I totally agree with you! Although I do believe he is a sweet guy and very polite with his fans.

  22. Sakyiwaa says:

    LMAO! talk about scraping at the bottom of the barrel!

  23. di butler says:

    Pitt smokes like a chimney, cigs and weed. He’s known for his massive weed intake. I guess he just does it when the kids aren’t around.

  24. scotchy says:

    i live in france and its not that french people stink, its just that in my time here i have met and been around many french flats that are just dirty, really dusty and there is sort of a nonchalance towards being really clean, however there are quite a few french folks that are the complete opposite i have just been around many that aren’t clean, but they don’t stink.

  25. k says:

    @ Shay: the only thing I disagree with is your allegation that Depp overacts. totally disagree

  26. Dany says:

    Well – I don’t see the problem here. He’s a smoker. She’s not. I totally agree with mln76 and Praise St. Angie. It’s just professional and polite to use some mints or whatever.

    My husband is a smoker and he’s supposed to go outside or at least into the sunroom… and when he returns to the living room and he starts talking you can smell the cigarettes all over the place. To me it’s disgusting but he won’t smell anything.

    Remember Kim Basinger who told reporters when asked how HAWWWT it is kissing Mickey Rourke in Nine 1/2 Weeks “It’s like kissing an ashtray”. *LOL

    So – to my opinion there’s nothing wrong with some kissing preparations. :-)

  27. Lori says:

    I can’t imagine that Depp smells worse than Pitt.

  28. Cheyenne says:

    @lori: When did you get close enough to Pitt to tell how he smells?

  29. Anak says:

    Does his breath is worse than of that horse?

  30. Jeri says:

    Brad doesn’t have to be “allowed” to smoke. He can just do it regardless of Angelinas preference. Lots of couples do not “order & obey” each other.

  31. nnn says:

    Pitt has stopped smoking a long time ago.

    At least that’s what he said once in an interview, that it was one of the most difficult addiction he ended when he met Jolie because she insisted she doesn’t want that around her kids.

  32. Kim says:

    Kissing a smoker if you dont smoke is the worst! Its the same as having halitosis so i dont blame Angie. Doesnt seem like Johhny was offended – who wants to have bad breath anyhow?

  33. theresa says:

    I love Depp, but why does he always insist on fighting “THE HOT” whenever possible. Weird clothes, esp. those stupid scarves, dating Kate Mess, who dated rotting Doherty, gaining weight even when you doesn’t have to for a part, appearing in creepy, (not even the good ones) Tim Burton movies whenever possible, etc.

    We know that you are a great actor Johnny. You have proven it many times. The “21 Jump Street teen heart throb that you hated so much was a long, long time ago. Show me your hot sometimes, please. I want it. I need it. I’m begging.

  34. lorana says:

    she kisses brad doesn’t she?? Brad looks like he smells much worse and has worse oral hygiene than Depp.

  35. jrt says:

    I just love that furry dress Angie is wearing……Im sure her grandmother would be proud…

  36. Cheyenne says:

    @Kim: Yuck. I think I’d rather lick an ashtray than kiss a smoker.

  37. Bopa says:

    I remember hearing a story that Johnny took his daughter to play in an indoor kids play area. Supposedly he was in an area that required him to remove his shoes and his feet smelled like corn nuts. Also that his boots were really really old which might explain the horrible smell.

  38. yes says:

    I’ve recently see Depp with cigarette, He stopped to smoke 2 years ago but now he’s smoking! pity!
    He was the most beatufil man on the planet but now I don’t like him very much with this weird puffy cheek, sometimes I think he’s botoxed!

  39. Jazmin says:

    Just saw The Tourist,–this movie stinks on ice. Probably worst movie I’ve seen all year. Some observations:
    Boring to the core with a rotten & unbelievable script/plot line.

    Zero–No, below Zero chemistry between them. Plus, there are no sex scenes–the Horror!.
    Depp looked majorly bored in front of Jolie’s character as opposed to a man in love. I guess he just phoned it in (performance wise). BTW he looks just as quaint & unsexy, mediocre even, as you can not imagine. Dude lost his mojo a long time ago, & he’s not romantic leading man material; never was to begin with.

    A.Jolie has become a caricature of her former self,in the worst way. Her attempts at being sexy & mysterious, which in the past was her THING, are laughable & ridiculous here, not to mention pathetic. She still has a beautiful face, but something’s up because she cant’t move her face to convey emotions anymore, & her eyes look freakishly vacant & dead, not unlike the stare of a zombie. There are scenes where she’s walking on the streets of Paris & Venice, with a tight dress,(something better suited for the 50′s or 60′s, not modern day street wear)& trying to channel the M. Monroe jiggle walk, & people laughed & sneered out loud in the theater. You could actually hear the creaking & rattling of bones, as those bread sticks on pumps she calls legs, hit the pavement.
    I now feel kind of sorry for her, because to be honest, she now looks deathly thin, unwell, haggard, & with the stare of death in her eyes. (At least in this movie). Her acting has suffered tremendously as well.
    Clearly, she’s lost the Sexy & Edge she had pre–B.Pitt.
    On a side note, Italian actor Raul Bova–(major Hottie) is in this movie for a minute or two, & would’ve been a 110% better choice as the romantic lead, instead of J.Depp.
    IMHO this movie needs to be buried, as it doesn’t do them any favors. Even the steets of Venice/Paris, fancy hotels & cozy restaurants can’t save it.

  40. Tana says:

    Angelina looked like a skeletal Sofia Loren in the ball gown, same upswept hair, off shoulder dress and diamond choker. Yet, even at 60 or 70 Loren looks better. The choker didn’t fit angelina’s thin neck. Also she had so much makeup on her eyes she looked ghoulish.

    They tried for Hitchcock and only showed what a genius that director was. Plus, certain scenes were lit and shot just like Hitchcock scenes it just felt derivative.

    I miss Heath Ledger.

    I used to love Johnny but he simply wasn’t good here.

  41. crtb says:

    She should have told him to take a bath and wash his hair also. He and his girlfriend always look dirty to me.

  42. Crash2GO2 says:

    I used to smoke and quit, and don’t like catching wiffs of his cigs. But kissing him is not a problem and he definitely does not taste like an ashtray, but rather like tobacco.

    Just my experience.