JOHNNY Depp wants to “run away” from modern life.
The Tourist actor — who has children Lily-Rose, 11, and eight-year old Jack with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis – believes developments in technology and a shift in favored forms of entertainment have lead to people losing their sense of self.
“Sometimes I’d like to run away screaming from our technology-obsessed world, the invasive media, the madness of reality TV,” he said.
“We’ve lost touch with the simple things of life. We’re losing our individuality.”
Johnny, 47, lives in the south of France with his family, but he and Vanessa, 38, own a Caribbean island where they can retreat for some privacy, which the actor says is crucial to keep him sane.
“The island might sound extravagant but I need somewhere I can breathe easily or just sit around and chat without someone taking my picture,” he said.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor used to be famed for his wild partying, and he credits meeting Vanessa 12 years ago with helping him turn his life around.
“Anything I’d done before was kind of an illusion,” he said.
“My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
“Now, my greatest hope is that I’ll be fair to the people I love.”
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