Became an actor by accident: Johnny Depp

LOS ANGELES: Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp said that he became an actor by accident.


The 53-year-old actor appeared on a radio talk show alongside his band members from the Hollywood Vampires Matt Sorum, Robert DeLeo and Bruce Witkin.

Depp revealed that he tripped into acting while trying to pursue music as a teenager.

“I’ve (been a musician) since I was little. I have played since I was 12. I started playing clubs when I was like 13 in Miami,” Depp said.

“I needed to pay rent. Somebody said, ‘Why don’t you go meet an agent. My agent is with Nick Cage, so she sent me on an audition for something and I got it,” he added.

The Sleepy Hollow star said it wasn’t until his band broke up that he considered acting full-time.

“It seemed like a good way to pay the rent for a minute,” he said.