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Johnny Depp may quit acting

Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

Story by Jack Foley

JOHNNY Depp has admitted that he is considering retiring from acting sooner rather than later.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast to promote the forthcoming release of The Lone Ranger, the actor said that while he isn’t going to be “dropping out any second”, he is mulling over the possibility of retirement.

His comments follow those made to Rolling Stone magazine, which hinted at something similar, and a press conference in London to promote The Lone Ranger in which he joked several times about not feeling like he was doing a job, or had grown up yet.

He told BBC Breakfast that it had also recently occurred to him that he said more words in a year scripted by other people than his own.

“You start thinking about that as kind of an insane option for a human being,” he added.

He went on to hint about focusing on “quieter” pursuits but didn’t reveal what those might be.

The comments come as the actor suffered a big setback with The Lone Ranger, which he helped to conceive with regular collaborators Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, and which became one of the biggest summer flops in recent memory in the US.

Watch the interview here

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