Johnny Depp wants babies: ‘Practicing for it is fun. Man, I’d make a hundred.’

Johnny Depp

These are photos of Johnny Depp at the LA premiere of Transcendence. He is dateless — except for Marilyn Manson, who made farty faces on the red carpet. Outlets are noting how Amber Heard doesn’t show up to support Johnny when he makes a huge point of attending her premieres. Relax, it’s fine. Amber couldn’t get out of work. She’s currently filming a movie where she wears a pink ombre wig and looks like a grunge princess.

As I was writing this story, TMZ broke a weird piece of news about how Johnny was served on the red carpet. He’s been subpoenaed in a criminal case where a limo driver, Nancy Lekon, allegedly ran over a pedestrian in Skid Row. Lekon claimed she was in route to visit her “lover,” Johnny. The PD wants Johnny’s testimony to prove the woman is insane. Strange.

Johnny’s given a new interview to the Mirror. He is still madly in love with his girl, Amber. Johnny’s not couch jumping yet, but he’s close. What he has to say won’t stop those pregnancy rumors anytime soon:

He wants babies: “As far as having more kids, it’s easy for me, and Amber should have the opportunity to have kids if she wants. Let’s face it, practicing for it is fun and it’s all wonderful. I love kids. I have two and they’re perfect. Man, I’d make a hundred.”

On aging: Every day, every year that you get a little bit older, you get a little bit wiser. You realise at a certain point in your life that you are able to dedicate your life to one person. To love that person as you do your children.”

Gushing about Amber: “In many ways I am everything she wouldn’t want to be with and in a lot of ways she’s everything I wouldn’t want to be with, because actors and actresses… it’s not an easy deal. But she has a good perspective on her career and one of the first times I sat down with her I was astonished at how smart she is. There’s a really strong, brilliant woman in there who has a lot to say. She also has the ability to bring up the names of obscure old blues guys like Slim Harpo or Tampa Red and she has a great knowledge of that and country music. She’s a wonderful girl and I am very lucky.”

He & Vanessa are fine: “Vanessa and I get along wonderfully. There’s no weirdness at all, no hostility. Life happens and we spent 14 great years together and raised a couple of kids who we are both incredibly proud of. We see each other all the time and giggle and hang out, just like we always did. She’s a wonderful woman. I love her and she loves me and she’s a great mommy. I have nothing bad to say, ever.”

Amber is “super close” to the kids: “They’re like pals and it’s great. Every day I am more and more proud of my kids. They have turned out so well and are good kids and polite and caring. Jack has always been a very talented draughtsman. He draws really well and also has a good feel for music, but aside from school plays he hasn’t shown any desire to become an actor. Whew! My daughter on the other hand is just a genius. Lily-Rose is interested in the arts and in acting, entertaining and singing as well. And she’s got the goods. She can deliver.”

He can’t text: “It’s such a foreign kind of thing, criss-crossing thumbs and whatnot. I feel ridiculous doing it. I travel with an acoustic guitar and a portable typewriter from about 1940 and that’s how I prefer to write. With that or in longhand and maybe on a sketch pad.”

[From Mirror]

He’s so quirky with the typewriter thing. I wonder if he uses white-out or just mows right through the typos. The not-texting thing is understandable. If your phone does email, I don’t see the point in texting. But Johnny probably considers texting and email to be equivalent.

Johnny also popped in to visit The Ellen Show on Friday. He says aging his made him “Calmer. You know, more calm. Less…well, not less weirdness, but less rage, maybe. Far less drama.” Less drama, but more scarves.

Marilyn Manson

Johnny Depp

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. paola says:

    And now i need some brain bleach.

  2. Audrey says:

    To love that person as you do your children

    Like when she’s nearly young enough to be your child

  3. smee says:

    He’s pretending he’s HST by traveling with a typewriter – such a poser.

    His whole get-up looks like he lifted it from a cheesy 90s swing dancer – wth

  4. fairyvexed says:

    Gawd, he looks and sounds awful.

  5. Jenna says:

    What?! I can’t even…I don’t know.

  6. Elisabeth says:

    I may be the only person in creation not to fall under his spell at any time in my life. He always seemed rather average looking and has gotten weirder and weirder as he’s gotten older.

  7. haha says:

    Is it strange that I can’t imagine him having sex? He always lacked sexappeal. I mean he used to be goodlooking but he was asexuall to me.

  8. snakecharmer says:

    amber has hit the jackpot of all jackpots. shes been struggling to make it for 10plus years, finally gets some work, and lands uber rich johnny depp. wow, dreams do come true.

  9. Kiddo says:

    I know I’m crazy, but I like the typewriter idea. It’s romantic nostalgia. No one can hack into it. You only have to worry about paper. Where does he get replacement ribbons and repairs? Are those things still available?

    As you can see, I am avoiding all of the other comments he made.

  10. LAK says:

    He is sounding less pretentiously existential.

    And of course he’d fall for Amber if she quoting musicians he assumes no one else has heard of. It’s a gold digger 101 to study your prey and know what will hook them and develop an ‘interest’ so the prey thinks you are the one for being able to quote their esoteric interests.

  11. Susie says:

    This guy is unreal-he has no empathy for his current children, what an idiot.

  12. Giselle says:

    Well, he’s just an old man now.

  13. lex says:

    If a young female said that about a typewriter everyone would be all Ughhhhhh oh man so fake so hipster so fauxtrendy what an attentionwhore!

  14. Longhorn says:

    I hope he stops smoking when he has a baby. I don’t get how parents chain smoke when they have kids.

  15. Mel M says:

    Those blue glasses are killing me.

  16. haha says:

    Where’s a couch when you need one.

  17. Blannie says:

    I hate it when grown men refer to grown women (particularly their partners) as “girls”. I think it tells us what they think of them. Equals are women…he’s pretentious, always dirty looking and totally skeevy in my book.

    • lisa2 says:

      I don’t know; My dad called my Mom “His Girl”

      it was not pretentious; it was a term of endearment. I always smiled when he said it. They met when they were very young. And she was HIS GIRL until the day he died.

      Any phrase can be made into something ugly if we twist it that way.

      sweet heart

      I don’t know.. maybe it is because he is using it in interviews and not saving it for private times. I just don’t see it as making a woman unequal to you. That only happens if the woman allows it or finds it offensive. Amber would be the one to make that call.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Aw, sweet about your Dad and Mom.

        I think it depends on the context and the intention of the speaker too much to generalize. Like when someone I don’t know calls me “honey,” it can be nice or it can be condescending, depending on the thought behind it.

    • Abby says:

      Well he referred to Vanessa as a “wonderful woman”….but Amber as a “wonderful girl”. It’s very obvious he is just excited about her youth. Everything else he mentions is just a plus. He’s charmed she can name old obscure blues musicians because he thinks she’s too young to know who they are. It’s pretty gross.

  18. Liz says:

    Agree that though he was good-looking, he was not sexy at all. There’s a video on You Tube of an interview he did with Kate Moss for the Big Breakfast/ Breakfast in Bed. Anyway, she comes across as very loose and sexy, while he struggles to spit out one coherent sentence. One could tell he was an emotional high maintenance, weird guy.

  19. Alexis says:

    Also has he always been this chubby in recent years? Amber needs to get him in the gym. How are you going to act all counter cultural when you are playing the classic older man Hollywood fool, though?

  20. iheartjacksparrow says:

    “Amber should have the opportunity to have kids if she wants.” What is he trying to say? That he’s the only guy who can get her pregnant, or that she can have children with him before she goes back to dating women?

    • lisa2 says:

      I think he means he is older 50 and even at 50 wouldn’t have any problem getting her pregnant. I guess he means that even though they have a big age difference people should not be surprised that they are going to have a family if she wants that probably sooner than later.

      But then again at 27 her clock is not on the downside. She could have another 18+ years to conceive a baby. I just wonder if he wants to be a father for the third time at 55 or so. But it has been done.

  21. sarah says:

    Even my mom can text. Get it together, Depp!

  22. Suze says:

    He’s not nearly as intellectual as he fancies, is he? The weirdness factor has amped exponentially since he left Paradis, too.

  23. mercy says:

    If this interview is real (side-eyeing the Mirror), I’d say Johnny’s jumped the couch lol…

  24. lisa2 says:

    I was never a Johnny STAN.. I knew people adored him; I was just not one of them.

    but I always thought he was a sweet man. Good heart. I don’t know If I have changed my mind. So.

    Maybe he is in love. It happens. And maybe it will work

    The part about Vanessa being fine with it is OK..
    I think that would have only been the case if she and Johnny had been over for a very very long time. And I imagine she is doing it also for her children. She wants them to be close to their father. When men get a new family the other children can feel misplaced. I think she knows that Amber at 27 is going to have children. Johnny will be having a second life family. She wants her children to be included and feel a part of that all. So yeah I see her being fine with it all for those reasons.

    • I think that Vanessa doesn’t care about Johnny’s personal life, as long as whoever he gets with isn’t crazy, and if he settles down long term with whoever (Amber) and they have kids, that he won’t abandon the first two that he had–some guys do that. Don’t know why, but it happens. I think she’s approaching it as a mother, which I think is good. I’ve had way too many relatives who care WAY too much about what their ex is doing, when they’ve been over and done with for a long time–even when there weren’t any kids involved.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      He has been on my nerves lately, but I admire a person who can maintain a good relationship with an ex and who doesn’t say mean things about them. I’m not one of them, but still…

      • Well, who knows what he says in private about her, but still. I like it when people keep their stuff to themselves. Like one good example–I’m sure Angelina Jolie can talk a ton of shit about Billy Bob–just like he could do the same. Neither of them were on the same plane, towards the end of their relationship, and I’m sure that there were ‘words’ exchanged, and they weren’t very nice ones. Angelina could’ve went the pr route and made some snarky comments about Billy Bob abandoning Maddox, but later having another baby after they got divorced, etc (true or not), but she didn’t. They’re both grown up enough to let bygones be bygones, and be adults, and later, even friends.

        So, whatever happened between Johnny and Vanesssa, we don’t know, because they’re both being quiet about it, and respecting each other as former partners and co-parents.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, exactly. I like it when people are at least respectful of their co-parent in public, if they can be.

  25. Mindy says:

    So just imagine if a 50 year woman was saying she wanted more children. This guy is too old to have more children. At 50 having a baby is crazy I don’t care what sex you are!

    • Jessica says:

      So are you saying Amber shouldn’t get to have kids if she wants them simply because she’s marrying a 50 year old man who you’ve deemed “too old” to have more kids?

      • Elizabethliarmore says:

        Medically speaking it is a higher chance for Down syndrome. Not to mention he smokes Pot and yes it does affect a child when the sperm is older. But since he believes in Abortion I am sure they will have the fetus checked before keeping it. But Check with Google on that one. It was once thought an older man’s sperm does not affect the child but new studies finds it does and the sperm is the one that determines the sex of the child too.

      • Jadzia says:

        I remember reading that about older men and the sex of the child … apparently you are slightly more likely to get a boy if the parents are on the younger side? That’s what happened to us! Three boys in a row…. but my babies born when we were 39 and 40 are both girls.

  26. It'sJustBlanche says:

    I hope by “perspective on her career” he means that she understands that in 5 years she won’t have one. At least not as an actress.

  27. kikky says:

    bleahhh that’s the typical gross old man’s unfunny joke that they say after a middle life crisis/male menopause and when they moved to Las Vegas with a stripper eewww. Depp, Penn and Sheen are the grossest actors ever, they aged terribly bad, and all the money they spend in strippers, at dying their hair and adding hair pieces should go to charity.

  28. Leah says:

    I think his interviews have crossed over into embarrassing now. I don’t know what happened but he just sounds really pathetic. He used to be so cool.

  29. A Fan says:

    Blech. Too much talking usually (always?) reveals too much stupidity after awhile.

    Kind of mirrors what happened with Tom Cruise when he fell head over heels with Katie – that’s when the downslide cuckoo-ness began to be obvious. Coincidentally, I never found either of them (Depp or Cruise) attractive or sexy – in fact, I was turned off right from the start.

    [*And that was a long time ago*]

  30. MrsBPitt says:

    Well, isn’t Johnny’s life just perfect! I’ve never heard of such a perfect life! Everyone loves everyone to pieces, everyone is blissfully happy, everyone is so talented, and so smart, and so mature! Why, his life sounds like a movie!!! I wonder how high he can pile this bullshit?????

  31. Aysla says:

    Eh. I have no bone to pick with this interview. He sounds like he’s genuinely in love, he’s a proud dad, he’s got a solid relationship with his ex… yes, I don’t see Amber going through with the wedding (I have a strong feeling she’s not ready to settle with anyone), but I don’t doubt the sincerity on his end. I used to find him sexy and authentically quirky and interesting during The Libertine/Secret Window/Chocolat days, but it just seems so try-hard these days (with the million scarves, the literal hobo’s hat, the mega ripped jeans, etc.), which is too bad. He was one of a kind.

  32. lunchcoma says:

    I think he is in couch jumping territory, at least the mild version of it. Tom’s problem wasn’t just the odd incidents, it was also that he didn’t realize it was time to stop trying to convince people and lay low. The public will generally learn to at least tolerate a relationship if it lasts long enough and the people involved are relatively quiet about it. The best thing Johnny could do is to change the subject. If he could make a half decent movie, that would do a lot of good as well.

  33. Lotta says:

    I don’t know when things changed for me, but I used to think Depp was gorgeous and so attractive both in looks and personality. And I used to think that babyfaced Brad Pitt was so overrated and not attractive at all. Then suddenly everything turned, and now Brad is so attractive and real in his ageing and as a man, while Depp more and more resembles an ageing Ken doll with to much foundation. He looks like the ringmaster of a circus in those clothes.

  34. veggieaddict says:

    Grow dafuq up, Johnny, until it’s not too late! Gawd, these Gemini childish guys!

  35. Sallywintour says:

    He looks so good when he cleans up. God!
    More kids? Why not. He is multimillionaire, in love with a woman, who love children and who is a good dad (hence why his children live in US with him and not in Paris with the mom), i’m sure there are a lot of worse places to be born than in the mansion of this movie star.
    But i have the strong feeling, that they already did the work and Amber is pregnant. And that’s why all this gushing about babies

    • Mr. Pitiful says:

      The possibility of having a child with autism or schizophrenia increases every year the father is over 40. The age of the woman has no bearing on those disorders. Something to consider with his age.

      • Truthtful says:


        That self absorbed old fool! he is beyond ridicule by now he is like the maire of ridicule-town!

      • Minnie1 says:

        Yes, studies out a couple of weeks ago confirm that “old fathers” can do lots of harm to a fetus.

        What I’m wondering is , since the cat is out the bag about the engagement, why hasn’t there been a peep out of Amber? I’m not talking about one of her pseudo-intellectual interviews, but something like “I’m so happy/lucky/in love”. I would think that a simple statement expressing her love for Johnny might help in dispelling her golddigger image.

  36. homegrrrl says:

    I’ve never had it for him either, because I don’t like puny guys who smoke and don’t exercise. Yuck. Toxic. He seems to be pouring fountains of love on this girl, however delusional. I hope she helps him through his old age, and returns the respect; otherwise the predictable dine and ditch on her part would be just pure mean.

  37. Sofacat says:

    Better be silent and be thought a fool, Johnny, than to speak out and remove all doubt.

  38. Jezzy says:

    I wonder if his age will become an issue for her (Heard).

  39. Serena says:

    So chatty..weird. he really is close to couch-jumping, I really hope he does not. He should know.nobody cares about amber, doesn’t matter how much he talks about it. That just make him look weird, tom cruise-creepy. But I guess it’s all fine as long as he’s happy. And it last.