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Depp: ‘I Was No Teen Idol’

Depp: ‘I Was No Teen Idol’


Actor JOHNNY DEPP despised his teen idol status in the 1980s – because he hated
the idea of posing with his top off for girls magazines.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean hunk first shot to fame in U.S. teen show 21
Jump Street and fast became a favorite with young female viewers.

But the “shy” star hated fans’ lustful admiration and the fame which
followed, prompting him to shave off his hair and eyebrows in a bid to distract

He tell Britain’s magazine OK!, “I just didn’t want to make a career of
taking my shirt off. I wanted to shave off all my hair, even my eyebrows. And I

“I don’t fault TV stars who do teen magazines. They took offers that gave the
big money fast, but they were dead in two years. I never wanted that.

“Frankly, I’ve always been shy, paranoid, whatever word you want. I hate fame
– I’ve done everything to avoid it.”


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  1. Danizinha wrote: It’s fantastic how he’s down to earth.

    I mean…and he’s so good at what he does. He doesn’t have to expose himself to get attention. His work does that for him already =)

  2. Kristen wrote: I love you Johnny <3 I know he is all about the acting it's refreshing. I love that though. I want to be an actress but I'm really shy and it helps to know someone like him is as shy 🙂


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