While celebrity parents like Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith may encourage their kids to pursue show business careers, Johnny Depp doesn't want his children following in his footsteps.
"I’d be horrified," he tells CNN of how he would react if daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack became entertainers.
Depp, whose partner Vanessa Paradis is an actress/singer/model, explains that being a performer involves too much heartache.
"Once you’ve sort of been on the campus grounds for as long as any of us have, you have a great understanding of the amount of rejection that is involved initially and right on through," Depp, who lends his voice to the new animated film "Rango," tells CNN.
So what kind of career does he want for his kids?
"You would hope that they would want to do something a little more… you want your kid to be Picasso, you want your kid to be a great painter or great poet," he says. "You don’t want them to have a boss.”
We think that he is a reasonable man. He knows what goes on in the business . Its obvious that he does not want them to be exposed to all of the ills.
Well I know why my dad didn'nt allow me into this industry lolz. And I agree with Vanessa its not easy to face rejection and obvious comparisons. So if they dont want their kids to be a part of it, its for their good.
WHY does everyone always bash the Smith family...they dont force theyre kids into show business, only guide and finance there dreams. They like that they do, and they are good at it, and you can see it in every interview, and performance. Some people or born to be stars, famous parents are not, others arent and dont have the capacity to handle that lifestyle. At the end of the day, it doesnt matter what Johnny wants for his kids, its what they want for themselves, and by the way they are all richer that us anyway so, I'm sure they wont have a boss Johnny, they can literally live off the sales of Pirates of Caribean dvds
Im hot and still doable!!
Johnny's kids live in France...buy a vineyard and live quiet, happy lives.
Umm hello people–his kids will NEVER have to work a day in their lives. He's worth hundreds of millions–they will inherit a fortune and his children's children will not have to work either. Good for them; if they want to be deadbeat poets with no income, they can be and not worry about money EVER. Having a boss is the least of Depp's children's worries.
Unless he leaves his money to good causes and expects the children to earn their own living – it has been known!
Cisco27; what are you talking about when you say deadbeat poet? I don't think I follow you. You see, Depp is an artist, not an entertainer as everyone so sadly tries to peg him as. He understands the importance of keeping hope in his children's eyes and trying to steer them away from heartache- which obviously you know nothing of his experiences in the industry.
I understand his point of view because I too am an artist, poet and a mother of three boys, two of which are already teens. I don't know what sort of music you listen to but the only difference between a poet and a song writer is the music. The only reason at this point why most artists and poets and even musicians suffer from lack of money is because they do it for the sake of art and inspiring rather than for the sake of money- that does not mean they are deadbeats. I rather my children know the meaning of life through the arts rather than be stuck with the idea that the more money you have the more worth you have. I say bravo to Johnny Depp, he is an amazing person and a terrific father!
@Sally by all means this is not being said to be disrespectful but what you really wanted to say was that he is hot and still doable..lol! I hear you lady ..wink.
Ah I see. So if I have a boss then I must be a failure. Thanks Johnny!
That is absolutely, positively NOT what he said, or even remotely close to what he meant. Man. It must be a sad existence, always looking for a reason to be offended...
Really.........than I suggest that they live off Dad's money and fame for the rest of their lives.
Good he doesn't encourage them toward the business but wouldn't he help them if they told him they wanted to go into the business?
I am an OLD lady and I still think Johnny can do no wrong. He is the best actor around and whatever he says, goes!
He needs to let his kids make thier own decisions, or the only TV show they will be on will be Celeberty Rehab.
Good man. Will and Jada Smith, take notes!!
Hey! I was gonna say that!
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