By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood October 5, 2011 at 3:31AM
Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor hauling in piles of cash to make crappy movies about being on a pirate ship in the caribbean and then making pretty unwatchable films based on Hunter S. Thompson books. I don't fault the guy for doing his passion projects because he has the clout to do pretty much whatever he wants.
But he said two stupid things in a new Vanity Fair interview.
First he said:
Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it.
So the guy freely admits that he is making stupid movies and that is getting paid upwards of $300 million dollars to do stupid things. A woman could never make these statements because first, I have never heard of a single woman making that much for a film. Can you imagine if Meryl Streep who I feel is as worthy an actress compared to Johnny Depp made $300 million? Oh my god. I think time would stop.
And Johnny said that he is taking the money for his kids. Johnny what kid needs $300 million.
His more egregious comment has to do with comparing getting photographed by the paparazzi as being raped.
You just feel like you're being raped somehow, Raped... It feels like a kind of weird... just weird, man
Johnny - you are an official idiot. Maybe you should meet some actual rape victims before you say something this stupid and closed minded.
I think you should take some of that money you are saving for your kids and make a big gift to the rape crisis center near where you live.
Update: Johnny clearly saw how the quote was playing and released this statement of clarification:
I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling. I understand there is no comparison and I am very regretful. In an effort to correct my lack of judgment, please accept my heartfelt apology.
I still think he should give a big donation to his local rape crisis center.