Johnny Depp on Reality Shows & Working as a Telemarketer

Johnny Depp (who is quickly losing all hotness sadly) has slammed reality shows, saying he doesn’t understand why people become so famous from them. He compares the shows to being like “watching a fire”. He sounds somewhat bewildered as to how the stars of reality shows become so huge:

“People get famous for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.”

Before cracking the big time, Johnny used to work as a telemarketer, selling pens over the phone under a fake name. He recalled his time on the job:

“I marketed pens – on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was you had to call up these strangers and say, ‘Hi, how you doin’?’ You made up a name like, ‘Hey, it’s Edward Quartermaine from California.”

On picking his roles, Johnny says he tries to be as diverse as possible because he thinks it’s what the audience want to see:

“I think one owes it to the audience to go out there and give them something different each time. I like that before I even go in front of the cameras, the studio’s reaction will be fear.”

The actor, who is now engaged to Amber Heard (he just confirmed the happy news), says he is enjoying playing music lately and uses it as an escape:

“I’ve been playing a lot of music lately. It’s a real lifesaver, being able to focus on my first love. It’s freedom.”