You won’t have Johnny Depp to watch on the big screen much longer, kemosabe.
The “Lone Ranger” actor says he may give up acting in the not-too-distant future.
“At a certain point you start thinking and when you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year, for example, you realize you’ve said written words more than you’ve had a chance to say your own words,” Depp told BBC Breakfast.
“You start thinking of that as an insane option for a human being. Are there quieter things I would’t mind doing? Yeah.
“I wouldn’t say I’m dropping out any second, but I would say it’s probably not too far away,” Depp told the British morning show.
The three-time Oscar nominee may be at least partly disheartened by the box office disappointment surrounding his latest film, “The Lone Ranger.” The critically panned Western was close to Depp’s heart because of his affinity for Native American culture.
Depp also told the Daily News last month that since he turned 50, he had thought more and more about pursuits outside of acting.
“In the last year or two, music has kind of resurfaced more in my life, so that’s been a great thing for my brain, a great escape from the things you need to escape from now and again,” Depp said.
He did add that he still had plenty left on his acting bucket list, including making films with the Coen Brothers and David Lynch.
In the meantime, Depp has a pretty full dance card. He’s set to start filming the musical “Into the Woods” in the fall and is attached to reprise his signature role in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.”
By Ethan Sacks