Depp reveals what he would like to do before he quits actingBy ANI
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
NEW YORK - Johnny Depp has come a long way in Hollywood, with a variety of roles under his belt, from ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ to the famed Captain Jack Sparrow in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, but the actor believes there’s more he wants to do before he quits movies altogether.
“I’m going to have to play [King] Lear or [Don] Quixote or something. It would have to be something like that. And then just walk away,” the New York Post quoted Depp as telling Fox News.
“But there’s still some stuff definitely that I’d like to do out there. There’s certain books that I’ve been in love with for years that I’d love to bring to life-things like Tom Robbins’ ‘Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates’,” he added.
“That’s a great, great book. We’re in the works now to put ‘The Ginger Man’ by J.P. Donleavy up, get that on its feet, so that’s a very exciting possibility.”
For the time being, however, Depp is busy shooting for his next animation flick, ‘Rango.’
“It was fun, but you couldn’t help feel ridiculous. You know, you’re a middle aged man pretending like you’re dragging this tail around behind you,” Depp explained.
“Or like [co-star] Harry Dean Stanton comes up to you and he’s like, ‘Hey man, this is kind of a weird gig, isn’t it?’ and you’re thinking, ‘Oh just wait, we just started, Harry.’” (ANI)