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Saturday 24 February 2018

Depp: I'm not in it for the money

Johnny Depp says it's not important to him that The Rum Diary is a box office hit
Johnny Depp says it's not important to him that The Rum Diary is a box office hit

Johnny Depp has said he isn't worried about his new film The Rum Diary breaking even at the box office - because money doesn't bother him.

The 48-year-old Pirates Of The Caribbean star's latest movie - his second portraying the late gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson - has been performing disappointingly in US cinemas.

But Johnny told The Guardian: "I believe that this film, regardless of what it makes in, you know, Wichita, Kansas, this week - which is probably about 13 dollars - it doesn't make any difference.

"I believe that this film will have a shelf life. I think it will stick around and people will watch it and enjoy it."

Johnny, who has two children with his partner, French actress Vanessa Paradis, reckons the film will fare better in Europe.

"Most definitely. It's something that will be more appreciated over here, I think. Cos it's - well, I think it's an intelligent film," he said.

"And a lot of times, outside the big cities in the States, they don't want that."

The star added: "If you have (money) in your head while you're making a movie the process would become something very different."

:: The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson, opens in cinemas on Friday November 11.

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