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Johnny Depp: Pay Me ‘Stupid Money’ and I’ll Keep Making Pirates

Johnny Depp.

Why does Johnny Depp continue to make Pirates of the Caribbean movies? Is it for love of the character, or the desire to tell more stories in that world? Well ... "Basically, if they're going to pay me the stupid money right now, I'm going to take it," Depp admits in the new issue of Vanity Fair. "I have to. I mean, it's not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it's for my kids. It's ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It's for the kids." In fact, Depp has always been friendly to easy money, and he says that back when he first started out in Los Angeles, he attended Scientology study groups simply because they paid $3 per meeting. "I went to a bunch, man. It was so great, it was so fantastic." The things our movie stars used to do for money (or sandwiches)! [VF]

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