Johnny Depp: Getting to know Jolie was 'pleasant'
December 1st, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Johnny Depp: Getting to know Jolie was 'pleasant'

Spending months in Venice with Angelina Jolie may sound like a dream come true to most men, but Johnny Depp admits that he had his reservations.

“Meeting her and getting to know her was a real pleasant surprise,” he tells December's Vanity Fair about his co-star in the upcoming spy thriller "The Tourist," due in theaters December 10.

Read more of Johnny Depp's Vanity Fair interview

"You don’t know what she might be like - if she has any sense of humor at all. I was so pleased to find that she is incredibly normal, and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humor.”

Not unlike movie legend pal Elizabeth Taylor, whom Depp, 47, says Jolie, 35, matches in both beauty and boldness.

“You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she’s hilarious," he says of 78-year-old Taylor. "Angie’s got the same kind of thing, you know, the same approach.”

Photo flashback: Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair

Despite his affection for Jolie - who is rumored to be making a movie about Cleopatra, a role Taylor famously tackled in 1963 - the duo kept their distance while filming "The Tourist." Depp, who has two children with partner Vanessa Paradis, tells Vanity Fair he didn't want to give the press any reason to link him with the mom of six.

As a result, the co-stars – whose new film follows the adventures of an American man who falls for a mystery woman while on vacation in Europe - found themselves "having to hide, sometimes not even being able to talk to each other in public," he says, "because someone will take a photograph and it will be misconstrued and turned into some other [expletive]."


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  1. smoky

    I think he borrowed her eye make up.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Uh huh

    Depp's too smart to get involved with Angelina. Plus, I saw a preview of this movie and there is ZERO chemistry between them.

    December 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Monty Miller

    Depp is not only a brilliant actor, he's handled fame and fortune with style and panache. My hat's off to you Mr. Depp.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jen

    Glad he didn't enjoy getting to know her as much as Brad did...

    http://www.monogrammedeverything.com

    December 2, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. boocat

    I sure would love to get to know Johnny Depp! He's hot and sooo talented!! Be still my heart!!! Too bad it can't be bottled and sold.....every girl should have one like him.....

    December 2, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. me

    i see the trolls are doing their trolling today....

    December 2, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. SKY

    @D MAY I DECODE FOR YOU SINCE YOU ARE UNABLE TOO

    L – LATRATION
    M – MACROLOGY
    A – ANTANACLASIS
    O – OBGANIATE

    December 2, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. D

    LMAO!

    December 2, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. SKY

    THE WISDOM OF THE LOYAL ONE IS "TIME"
    JOLIE CAN'T ALWAYS BABYSIT PITT.
    PITT CRASHES UNDER STRESS.
    @AC360 HABIT & TIME AND WISDOM

    December 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. D

    Johnny Depp is soooo hottt

    December 1, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. D

    uh oh....sky didn't take their meds again...

    December 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SKY

    @Realy?, SOUNDS MORE LIKE ENTRAPMENT....LISTEN, PITT DID NOT FALL IN LOVE, IT WAS
    LUST, AND JOLIE SET HER SIGHTS ON THIS WEAK MAN WHO COULD NOT SAY "NO".
    WHY? BECAUSE SHE WANTED WHAT ANISTON HAD...
    PITT LOOKS CONFUSED AND CRAZY WITH THIS WOMEN.....AND HER AGENDA
    WHICH IS COMMING TO A END.....

    December 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Really?

    Is this still an issue or even on peoples minds? Give it a rest already! Pitt fell in the love with his someone more his equal. Someone who wanted to make a difference in this world, as in, feeding the poor and housing the homeless, etc. Unlike, boring, pot-head Aniston who likes all the Hollywood attention and gets paid to be the same dull, person she is in all her bombs (i mean movies) lol!

    December 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Locode

    Not to mention that Brad Pitt would kick Depp's ass.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TI

      just because he was in fight club does not a badass make. Brad pitt is a lame duck compared to Johnny depp!

      December 2, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. SKY

    IT CAN BE DONE, YOU CAN BE LOYAL....
    TO LOVE SOMEONE AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF
    AND TO TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. TJ

    I'm sure Depp's wife told him to keep his distance when they're not filming. Wow, Angie...you got the hollywood wives feeling insecure. I wonder why???

    December 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      Depp is not married. Also, if you saw his girlfriend, you wouldn't say that. She's just as attractive as Jolie. And she's French.....you know what they say about the French....

      December 2, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. Nat

    hmm..a 78 year old cursing like a sailor..i am sure that just makes her incredible easy to deal with..

    December 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  18. blueangel28

    Nothing wrong with Depp wanting to keep his distance from her. We don't want another Pitt, whom leaves his partner for her. Plus, I think he deserves to be praised that he respects his partner enough to not want to stir negative rumors that will hurt his family.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      So true...and Johnny is a true gentleman. I love it that he protects his own. I also like his comments on comparing Jolie with Taylor....They (both women) are quite capable of speaking their minds and don't feel the need to 'kowtow' to the public..They are, who they are..'Real people'...I can see why Johnny appreciates that quality, because, he has that quality too!

      December 4, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  19. Honest Abe

    Man, he really has become Jack Sparrow...

    December 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |

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