Reclusive star Johnny Depp
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 January 2010
Johnny Depp says he rarely leaves the house and learns all he can about modern life through his two children
Johnny Depp never leaves his home.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor hates the attention he receives whenever he leaves the French property he shares with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children, Lily-Rose, 10, and Jack, seven, so shuts himself away from the "insanity" of modern life.
Johnny - who also owns a private island in the Bahamas - said: "I don't leave the house anymore. If it isn't necessary I don't go anywhere. I stay at home. I'm adamant when it comes to that. I will never get used to it. If you do, you must be insane. I'm thankful for everything, but there's a limit to what a person can endure. I don't know how Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can bear that kind of life, because personally it's an issue for me."
The intensely private actor - who only feels truly relaxed when on his island- said his life is so insular, he learns everything from his children.
The 46-year-old actor explained to Germany's Tele 5: "Because I never leave the house I live outside society. But I'm a witness of my children's lives. I see how they're doing at school and how they treat their friends. My kids are a lot smarter than me. When I watch them I learn a lot. I don't think there's anything they could learn from me."