Vegetable fan Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp prefers a life of tending to vegetables in France to shooting blockbuster movies

Johnny Depp

Vegetable fan Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp only leaves the house to check his vegetables.

The 'Alice in Wonderland' actor - who has children Lily Rose, ten, and Jack, seven, with partner Vanessa Paradis - admits he prefers his existence in France to a glitzy, Hollywood lifestyle.

He said: "We have a great place in the South of France. It's a little hamlet - only about 45 acres - and I don't do anything.

"I've not left the property for three months at a time. I literally just wake up, go out, check the garden and see the vegetables growing. It's a pristine existence in terms of simplicity.

"There's no talk of movies or work and, infinitely more important, the telephone never rings. It really is a beautiful, simple life."

The 46-year-old star also claims a decision to buy an island in the Caribbean was a spur of the moment decision.

He said in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Like everything else in my life it wasn't planned, it just kind of happened. I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale.

"I said, 'Let's go see it.' I looked at it, I walked on it and I was done. It had to be. It came at the perfect moment for me.

"The island provides me with simplicity and somewhere I can go where no one is looking at me or pointing a camera or a finger at me. I can just be. When we're there we do absolutely nothing."

While he insists he prefers the quiet life, Johnny jokingly claims he took a role in upcoming movie 'The Tourist' with Angelina Jolie - who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt - because he wants more attention.

He said: "I feel I'm not getting photographed by the paparazzi enough, so I figure I'll go and hang out in Venice with Brad and Angelina."


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