With the many characters Johnny Depp has portrayed throughout the years, fans may think there is nothing he is afraid of. However, just like any ordinary people, Amber Heard’s ex-husband also has fears and likes.
In celebration of Johnny Depp’s 57th birthday, learn some facts about this great actor that will definitely make you surprise. From owning his own island to working with a famous rock band, what else people do not know about him?
Collaborating with Oasis
It has been known that the iconic Edward Scissorhands actor is also into music, aside from acting. He has his own band, Hollywood Vampires, and is also a musician.
So, it may not come as a surprise that he actually worked with the British rock band, Oasis, Republic World revealed. The actor played as one of the band’s slide guitar for the 1997 hit song, “Fade In-Out,” which was part of their equally hit album, Be Here Now.
Owning a personal island in the Bahamas
Johnny Depp is not only one of the most famous actors in the world, but also one of the wealthiest. With different movie projects here and there and iconic roles, like Captain Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka, among others, he can surely afford an island of his own.
The producer paid a whopping $3.6 million to buy Little Hay’s Pond Cay Island in 2004. The island has six beaches that he all named after his kids.
Johnny Depp is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II
The Pirates of the Caribbean star is also true royal. A genealogist from BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are revealed that he is the 20th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. However, they have to go back over 500 years to find that his ancestors are members of the royal family.
Afraid of clowns
Fans may think that Johnny Depp has nothing to be afraid of, but he fears clowns. According to Pinkvilla, he has coulrophobia and can never stand to have any clowns around.
In an interview, he admitted that he had the said phobia, feeling like there is a “very dark side” behind every clown, and it always freaks him out. However, he has a coping mechanism so that he can control his fears.
“There always seemed to be a darkness lurking just under the surface, a potential for real evil,” he said. “I guess I am afraid of them because it’s impossible — thanks to their painted-on smiles — to distinguish if they are happy or if they’re about to bite your face off.”