Johnny Depp is the quintessential maverick of Hollywood. The talented actor is popularly known for excelling in out-of-the-box roles that have showcased his vast acting talent. With films in different genres and a wide variety of characters, Depp is one of the biggest draws in the entertainment industry.
With big success though, comes acute failures as well. Despite enjoying a glittering professional career, Johnny Depp has had a turbulent personal life. Before his highly publicized breakup with Amber Heard, the Sleepy Hollow actor has struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse in his younger days that have threatened to put a full stop to his career. Depp eventually surmounted his obstacles thanks to the presence of his children, especially his young talented daughter, Lily-Rose Depp.
Lily-Rose Depp Saved Johnny Depp From Self-Destruction
Hollywood star Johnny Depp went on record to credit his daughter, actor Lily-Rose Depp for saving his life. The Pirates of the Caribbean star spoke candidly about his challenges with substance abuse in his younger days and how the birth of his daughter helped him look beyond death and embrace life. Lily-Rose Depp, who is the daughter of Johnny Depp and former model and singer Vanessa Paradis, was instrumental in her father’s emotional and mental transformation. Speaking of the difficult times, Depp said,
“I quit drinking spirits because I couldn’t stop. I would just keep going until a black screen came down, where you can’t see anything anymore. I helped give our daughter life and I feel she gave me life. Suddenly, you meet your reason to live, meet the future. It was like my birth in a way. I was born that day.”
The Tourist actor went on to add that spending time with his children Lily and Jack and doing simple things with them helped him realize the value of family and the importance of getting his life back on track.
Johnny Depp Was Sceptical About Lily-Rose Depp Entering Hollywood
Despite gaining massive success as a Hollywood superstar, Johnny Depp was unsure and apprehensive about his daughter Lily-Rose Depp entering the entertainment business. Speaking of his fear when his daughter first took to modeling and then subsequently ventured into acting, the Alice in Wonderland star confessed,
“To be honest, I’m quite worried. I wasn’t expecting all this to happen to Lily-Rose, especially not at this age. But it’s her passion and she’s having fun.”
Having started with a small role in Tusk at age 14 in 2014, Lily-Rose Depp went on to do films like Dancer in 2016 and The King in 2019. Her big project for this year is the high-profile web series with pop superstar The Weeknd, The Idol which premiered on June 4th, 2023. The young star stated that despite her father’s doubts about the career path she had taken, he wholeheartedly supported her passion for films.
The Idol is currently streaming on HBO
Source: Daily Mail