Johnny Depp says he quit smoking 2 and a half years ago

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There are days when I really love my job. Today is shaping up considerably thanks to a delectable series of interview clips with Johnny Depp on MTV’s Rough Cut. Interviewer Josh Horowitz is an easy-going guy who has the ability to put celebrities at ease and get them to open up. I remember seeing him interview Angelina Jolie last year and being impressed with how down to earth and friendly he was. (This interview was posted last week but I haven’t seen it reported much and will take any excuse to talk about Depp.)

Josh opens the interview by joking about Johnny’s extremely good looks, saying that he feels like a troll in comparison. He then asks Johnny if he’s broken any laws like his character in Public Enemies, John Dillinger. Johnny explains that he hasn’t broken any lately because he’s a dad and he’s “got a 10 year old and a seven year old.”

Gave up smoking 2 and a half years ago
Josh asks “Have you given up smoking? I’m worried about your vices.”

“The smoking is done… It’s been almost two and a half years. It’s amazing because I don’t even think about it anymore.”

Damn you, Johnny, you’re just about perfect now.

Would “absolutely” do a cameo in the 21 Jump Street movie
Josh mentions that Jonah Hill is writing the big screen version of 21 Jump Street, the late 80s police drama in which Johnny got his start on television. MTV then plays a clip in which Jonah says he’s written an awesome cameo for Johnny Depp and that he’s been in touch with his agent. Johnny smiles, says he would “absolutely” do a cameo and that it would be “hilarious.” You can tell he doesn’t want to agree without reading the script first, though.

“If we find the right thing to do it could be very funny,” Depp explains.

On his next projects
Josh shows Johnny a list of projects and asks him what he’s working on, and he says he’s working next year on the fourth Pirates film, and a Dark Shadows movie with Tim Burton. He’s also going to play Tonto in The Lone Ranger but the lead has not been found yet. It looks like we can look forward to seeing Depp on the big screen for quite some time.

I’m so thrilled with the amount of photos and interviews we’re seeing of Johnny Depp. There’s not always much to say about him beyond the usual – he’s gorgeous, he’s gracious, he’s confident while being genuinely shy, and it’s just a dream to look at him. I’m not one to really gush over the celebrities, but Johnny is the remarkable exception.

You can see all the interviews on MTV’s site.

Here are photos of Johnny at the London premiere of Public Enemies last night. Thanks to WENN.com and Fame Pictures.

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  1. photo jojo says:

    He’s delicious.

  2. PrincessJay says:

    What is it about this man that makes me so…… ;)

  3. Lisa says:

    Well, I’m right up there with everyone else…Johnny Depp is beyond HOT! Makes other actors seem, well, irrelevent. Uhhmm, who is Brad Pitt again, lol!

  4. Lita says:

    In april I had my own private 21 Jump Street retrospective. Got all the seasons, etc. You know when you watch something that you loved as a kid and it is a supreme let-down? Well, 21 Jump Street was NOT one of those moments!

    Highly recommended :o )

  5. barneslr says:

    I love my husband, but…

  6. Exiled says:

    Dark Shadows?? Sweet!

  7. Hannah says:

    the interview with depp was so easy and relaxed, and bale was like angry the whole time, i felt like he was yelling at the interviewer, what was up with that? and I’ve noticed when people ask depp about bale he says he is a great guy, but bale, when asked the same question about depp, simply insists he doesn’t know the guy. he doesn’t seem personable at all.

  8. Lem says:

    I get it now but I did not get it during 21 jump street

  9. Frenchie says:

    so did I 2 years ago…a point in commun with Johnny, yeapy !!

  10. Arvedia says:

    To me he´s not very attractive. His face is so hard that it´s almost cold, and his mouth is so prim… I´m surprised so many of you think he´s hot.

  11. lrm says:

    It’s not just the physical features-it’s the whole package-he’s his own man,but a kind person. Being himself,with his own style,makes him more attractive. and his features are a fantastic combination-dark and chiseled,but he’s not so ‘put together’ as to be pop culture hot. He also comes off as intelligent and as a true artist-all add to the beauty and hotness of JD!

  12. sweets says:

    he IS adorable- I’m glad he quit…I do find it interesting that male stars don’t get their past brought up all the time like female stars- Johnny was a self-admitted cutter, wrecked hotel rooms, and had sev “forever” loves…but that isn’t brought up every article like it is for it seems for all women from Nichole Ritchie to Angelina Jolie- guys must have better PR or we are still a sexist society…

  13. paris herpes says:

    He’s the quintessential media darling…and he’s not conceited about it either. I bet he doesn’t even understand why he’s so famous…he is HOT and he looks better with age for sure.

  14. Ursula says:

    He is too gorge for his own good. Drool*

  15. Hugh Beght says:

    I guess Mr Depp must have had a relapse because I saw him and his (common-law) wife, Vanessa Paradis, walking along 5th Ave and they were both smoking. This was in the summer, 2010.

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