Johnny Depp's vampire meditation

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 July 2009
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp's vampire meditation

'Public Enemies' actor Johnny Depp has devoted a room in his UK home to vampire memorabilia

Johnny Depp meditates in a room full of vampire memorabilia.

The 'Public Enemies' actor is fascinated by the mythical blood-sucking creatures, and has a space in his London home full of items relating to them.

A source explained to National Enquirer magazine: "Johnny has a whole room devoted to vampires. He's fascinated by them.

"Johnny uses the room to relax, meditate and be alone."

Among the items in the space are masks, capes, posters, fangs and a rare copy of Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula'.

Johnny, 46, has previously admitted he is fascinated by vampires, claiming he found 60s supernatural show 'Dark Shadows' enthralling.

He said: "Barnabas Collins from 'Dark Shadows' was a huge obsession of mine. I loved Barnabas Collins more than I loved the Harlem Globetrotters.

"I wanted to be Barnabas Collins so much that I found a ring, it was probably one of my mother's rings, and I wore it on this finger, and I tried to comb my hair like Barnabas Collins, and I was trying to figure out how I could get fangs. It really had a heavy impact on me, a heavy influence on me."

Dark Shadows

  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Written by: John August, Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote
  • UK release: 11 May 2012

18th century vampire Barnabas Collins (Depp) escapes from his coffin to find himself in Maine in 1972. It's fun, thanks to a smart script and plenty of surreal humour; Burton regulars Depp and Bonham-Carter are a hoot, but Moretz and Green could have used more restraint.

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