Christina Ricci recalls Johnny Depp explaining to her ‘what homosexuality was’ as a child

Christina Ricci confided in a childhood memory, where Johnny Depp explained to her “what homosexuality was”.

The yellow jackets The actor was nine when she co-starred alongside Depp’s girlfriend Winona Ryder in the 1990 romantic drama Sirens.

“There was something going on on set and somebody wasn’t being nice to somebody else. And they were like, ‘Oh, well, he might be homophobic,'” Ricci told Andy Cohen during a recent appearance on his SiriusXM radio show.

“And then I was like, ‘Well, I don’t understand what this is,'” she continued. “And I was in Winona’s trailer and she was like, ‘I don’t know how [to explain].’

“So she put me on the phone with Johnny, and Johnny explained it to me,” she recalled.

Ricci described Depp’s explanation as being given “very simply”.

“He was like, ‘This is when a man wants to have sex with a man and when a woman wants to have sex with a woman.’ And I was like, ‘Ah, okay,'” she said.

Christina Ricci on SiriusXM

The Emmy-nominated actor went on to star alongside Depp in several films, including the 1998 comedy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1999 horror sleepy hollowand romance of 2000 The crying man.

Recently, the Pirates of the Caribbean The star and his musical partner Jeff Beck have been accused of stealing the lyrics to a poem and using them on their joint album 18.

Earlier this week, it was also revealed that Depp’s assistant admitted the Hollywood star allegedly ‘kicked’ Amber Heard on the head in text messages excluded from the former couple’s defamation lawsuit.

The US libel lawsuit began April 11 in Fairfax, Va., and stemmed from a March 2019 lawsuit Depp filed against his ex-wife.

Depp alleged that Heard defamed him in an op-ed published in The Washington Post, in which she describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence”. Heard filed a countersuit in November 2020, seeking immunity from Depp’s claims.

On June 1, a jury found overwhelmingly in favor of Depp that Heard defamed Depp in three statements. Jurors also found that a lawyer for Depp defamed Heard in one of three statements highlighted in his countersuit. Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million.

They both appealed the jury’s sentences against them.

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