Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Johnny Depp 'geeks out' over books

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 17:  Actor Johnny Depp appears at a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation to promote the upcoming film "The Lone Ranger" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is a major book collector and loves the smell of old tomes.

The Lone Ranger star has a giant reputation as a Hollywood hunk and has walked glitzy red carpets around the globe.

But during his downtime he admits he's fascinated by less glamorous activities.

Johnny sat down for a video interview with Collider to talk about his obsession.

"I'm a complete and utter geek for old books," he said.

"First editions, or even something you find in a 99 cent bookstore. You find these great old paperbacks. the smell of them," he sniffed. "I'm a real geek over that stuff."

Apparently old books aren't the only items Johnny collects.

The 50-year-old actor reportedly told Business Standard in May he also has a collection of limited edition and special edition Barbie dolls.

A source purportedly close to the star said the stash includes figurines from High School Musical and others that resemble Beyoncé, Lindsay Lohan and Marilyn Monroe, among other stars.

"I've played with a lot of Barbies and Kens for my kids," Johnny said, humbly adding, "It's actually one of the things I'm good at."

Johnny is likely too busy at the moment to be concerned about Barbies or old books.

The star has four films in the works with releases scheduled through 2015.

He will star as Tonto in action adventure The Lone Ranger next month and is currently filming sci-fi drama Transcendence.

His film Into the Woods is currently in pre-production and will be followed by his role in as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Nightlife Galleries


Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


Saving your money is strongly advised. Being able to pay cash for a luxury item will make your confidence soar. You're tired of lying awake at night, worrying about the bills. There's no reason you have to live beyond your means. You can have what you want without damaging your financial security. Are you looking for work? You could find a terrific job involving property, gourmet food or art. Emphasise your cutting edge sensibilities during a job interview.More