Title: Johnny Depp – Lookin’ Good
Publication: Wow Magazine
Issue: November 1988
- IS THERE ANYTHING JOHNNY WOULD CHANGE ABOUT HIMSELF?
I guess I shouldn’t change anything, ’cause we’re sort of supposed to be this way. 1 guess we were made this way. (Laughs) Unless maybe I’d like to be born with clown make-up, and just wear clown make-up forever.
- WHO IS JOHNNY’S FAVORITE ACTOR?
Jimmy Stewart makes me happy, just looking at him. He’d make a great president!
- WHAT PART DID JOHNNY HAVE IN NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET?
I got sucked into the bed and spewed back out as tomato juice!
- HOW DOES JOHNNY LIKE WORKING WITH HIS 21 JUMP STREET CO-STARS?
Peter DeLuise is very funny, we have a lot of fun together. Holly Robinson is very nice. She’s doing a’ good job. Dustin Nguyen is a very interesting guy. He’s from Vietnam, he fled Vietnam in 75 as a child. He’s on it. Steven Williams is sort of our backbone. He’s like a solid captain. Nick Fuller, he’s very good. Everybody does a real good job at what they’re doing with their characters and stuif. We play off of that and we have a lot of fun. The crew we have is just the greatest bunch of guys in the world. We go to work, and it’s just a gas. That’s the way it should be. You should look forward to going to work. I’ve had jobs where I didn’t.
• WHAT WAS JOHNNY’S MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I’ve had a lot of embarrassing moments. 1 can remember one time I was hanging out with a friend of mine; the guy was my best friend. Tommy. We were best friends for years when we were growing up. 1 was hanging out over at his house and there was this girl who lived across the street. Her name was Gerry Lynn, and I liked her a lot; I had a big crush on her. She liked me. Things were going great; everything was just beautiful. And one day Tommy and I said. “Alright, look. Gerry (we were hanging out on the street, talking to her) we’re gonna go eat and we’re going to come back out in a half an hour; see ya in a bit.’ Okay, fine. So we go in to eat, we come back out, there’s Gerry Lynn, she looks beautiful. I’m happy. Tommy’s happy (he’s fixed us up) and we’re sitting there talking and like every once in a while, Gerry Lynn would start laughing. Just laughing and I didn’t know what it was. Tommy sort of scooted himself behind Gerry Lynn and he kept pointing at his teeth. He’s going, “Teeth, teeth, teeth…” without her catching on. And it ended up I had like a whole forest in my teeth. I had green beans and pepper and corn and all sorts of stuff in my teeth. That was pretty embarrassing
- WHATS JOHNNYS FAVORITE OUTFIT?
Just regular—jeans, boots. I can’t stop wearing my combat boots. I’m not a big fancy dresser.
- WHAT DOES JOHNNY LOOK FOR WHEN HE SHOPS?
I tell you what—I buy my clothes all in thrift stores. There’s just something about older clothes. You can find some great old baggies, or old jeans, or old shirts, things like that.
- WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT APPEARING ON 21 JUMP STREET?
I’ll tell you the truth. With the show, with Jump Street, there’s a lot of kids who are watching the show (which is very good — I’m glad about that); there’s a lot of messages in the show. There’s a lot of things that kids can learn. I hope to show them things that they see everyday, that they wouldn’t normally recognize—the dangers of crack, the dangers of drugs. Because I mean in the long run really, we’ve all gone through the stages of trying things that are bad for us. But in the long run, it’s all bad. It messes you up one way or the other. I’d like to teach them; I’d like to show them. I’d like for them to learn how bad it is and that some guys who appear to be their friends, who are trying to push them into taking a hit off of a crack pipe, or snorting a line of blow or something, they’re not.
• WHAT WOULD JOHNNY DO IF ALL HIS FAME AND FORTUNE DISAPPEARED TOMORROW? If it all vanished tomorrow morning I’d take a long vacation and then I would I suppose try and get another job. If that didn’t work, I’d move to Aruba and sell turtles in a cabana.