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Johnny Depp Speaks Out On Depression, Drugs And Money In Tell-All Interview

Variety

Although we've seen Johnny Depp on the big screen since the 1980s, the actor has often been seen as a mystery.

However, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had opened up to Rolling Stone reporter Stephen Roderick in a interview that has stunned thousands of his fans.

During his candid tell-all, Depp revealed several harrowing details of his personal life, including his struggle with depression, drug use, money problems, and divorce from Amber Heard.

It's no secret that the 55-year-old is in the midst of a legal battle with his former business managers, and is now suing for $25 million for allegedly mismanaging $400 million of his fortune, and failing to file his taxes in a timely manner, costing him $5.6 million in late fees.

"I just had no clue. If you're knowingly not paying the United States government taxes, somebody is gonna f****** catch up with you and hand you a bill and you'll probably go to the pokey," he told Roderick.

"My son had to hear about how his old man lost all his money from kids at school, that's not right," Depp added.

However, Depp was known for splurging on extravagances, including 14 homes, 45 cars, a $45 million yacht, shooting his friend's ashes from a cannon, and a $7,000 couch from the set of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The Sleepy Hollow star said 2016 had been one of his hardest years to date due to the deterioration of his marriage, domestic abuse allegations, and the death of his beloved mother, Betty Sue.  

"I was as low as I believe I could have gotten," Depp admitted. "The next step was, 'You're going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you're going to leave there with your eyes closed.' I couldn't take the pain every day."

"Betty Sue, I worshiped her. She could be a real b**** on wheels," Depp said, adding that at her funeral he said, "My mom was maybe the meanest human being I have ever met in my life."

Depp explained he dealt with the loss by going on tour with his band, The Hollywood Vampires, and writing a memoir.

"I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn't see the page anymore," the father-of-two said.

"I kept trying to figure out what I'd done to deserve this. I'd tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone," he added. "The truth is most important to me, and all this still happened."

Depp was also open with his drug use, and even admitted he would have used LSD to capture Osama Bin Laden instead of a SEAL team.

Although he said that quaaludes (and their knockoffs) were his drug of choice, Roderick said that during all three interviews, Depp was constantly smoking a mixture of tobacco and 'hash' and drank. He also said he saw a large joint by the star's bathroom sink.

"[Quaaludes are] made with just a little bit of arsenic, or strychnine the high was far more immediate," he shared, adding that when you took them, "you either wanted to smile and just be happy with your pals, or f***, or fight."

As the interview came to a conclusion, Depp said that ever since he was a young boy, he had never meant to "hurt anybody."

"I have never, ever in my life been the bully kid," Depp said.

"I never went out of my way to hurt anybody. When I was a little kid, what I was taught was never f****** start a fight, but if somebody f****** tags you or invades your f****** world, finish the f****** fight. To my mom's exact words, 'Lay them out with a f****** brick,'' he concluded.

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[H/T: Rolling Stone]

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