February 15th, 2011
03:59 PM ET
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.”
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