“Oh darling, you’re too good for this sh*t”: Johnny Depp is the Reason Why Rosie Perez Fired Her Agent Who Wanted Her to Get a Nose Job

Johnny Depp saw the star in Rosie Perez way before Hollywood did

Johnny Depp is the Reason Why Rosie Perez Fired Her Agent Who Wanted Her to Get a Nose Job

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  • Johnny Depp gave Rosie Perez the confidence that she needed
  • Rosie Perez fired her agent because of Johnny Depp
  • Johnny Depp wanted Rosie Perez to get the "good" roles
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Johnny Depp is an actor who can switch between professional and personal lives in a switch. From starring in iconic roles to making friends and helping them, Depp’s fame and likable behavior is one of the reasons the actor has been adored in Hollywood.

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Starring alongside Rosie Perez in the 1987 television series 21 Jump Street, the actress revealed that Johnny Depp gave her the confidence boost that she so desperately needed. Whispering in her ear during the first scene together, Depp told her that she was too good for projects like these which threw Rosie Perez over the moon.

Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street (1987)
Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street (1987)

Johnny Depp Gave Rosie Perez The Confidence To Fire Her Agent

Back in 1987, Rosie Perez had a small role in the series 21 Jump Street. Portraying the role of an illiterate drug dealer’s girlfriend, she had some scenes with the iconic actor which essentially gave the way to her freedom.

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Rosie Perez in Your Honor
Rosie Perez in Your Honor

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With Johnny Depp by her side, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor encouraged her that she was too good for series and projects like these. Wanting her to get better roles, Depp gave her the confidence that she needed and the next thing she did was to fire her agent. Talking about it to Varietythe actress revealed that her agent at that time wanted Rosie Perez to get a nose job and dye her hair blond because she wasn’t a person of color!

“I don’t want her to be cancelled, but she told me that if I dyed my hair blond and got a nose job, ‘I can get you more jobs. Because you’re not Black.’ I couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness. Like, thank you, fired,’” 

Depp further introduced Rosie Perez to his then-girlfriend Winona Ryder and even promised her that he would toss her name in Hollywood discussions so that she might get better roles. But the one line that threw Rosie Perez over the moon was when Johnny Depp whispered in her ear “Oh, darling, you’re too good for this s***”.

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Johnny Depp Wanted Rosie Perez To Get The “Good Stuff”

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

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With several roles and an Oscar nomination to her name, there is no doubt that Rosie Perez is an incredible actress. During her time on 21 Jump Street, the actress shared the screen with Johnny Depp. Talking to Variety, Perez revealed that Johnny Depp leaned in her ear and whispered to her the praise that she needed during the first take together!

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“My first scene, Johnny Depp whispered in my ear, ‘Oh, darling, you’re too good for this s***’. Then he invited me to his trailer, and I’m thinking, ‘Oh, my God, Johnny Depp’s invited me to his trailer.’ He’s on the phone, and he goes, ‘Yeah, yeah, she’s amazing. Her name is Rosie Perez. Hang on. Hey, Rosie – over here. Say hello to my girlfriend, Winona Ryder.’”

Rosie Perez went on to star in several iconic movies while 21 Jump Street received a rating of 7.2/10 on IMDB. The show is currently available to stream on Prime Video in the U.S.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.