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Johnny Depp’s kids are his greatest treasure

ANI  London, May 18, 2007
First Published: 14:59 IST(18/5/2007) | Last Updated: 11:43 IST(22/8/2013)

Actor Johnny Depp considers his family to be his greatest treasure, for he believes that he became a calm, happy, and loving person only after becoming father.

The actor says that it was the birth of his daughter Lily-Rose that caused a sea change in his attitude towards life, and turned him into the kind of man he always wanted to be.

"(It) was not only the greatest thing that’s ever happened - it's the only thing that's ever happened to me," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

Depp also said that the character of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates trilogy has been the greatest gift for him.

"I took a lot of heat from Disney and the people that write the cheques, but I did feel strongly that I was heading in the right direction, that my take on Captain Jack was who he should be," he said while telling about his association with the first ‘Pirates’ movie five years ago.

Depp further said that his children were his foundation, and that he had started to believe in making movies that his kids would enjoy.

"It's nice to do a film that hopefully my kids will enjoy. They are my foundation," he said.

The actor feels that his seven-year-old daughter has given him a new life.

"I helped give our daughter life and I feel she gave me life. Suddenly, you meet your reason to live, meet the future. It was like my birth in a way. I was born that day," he said.

Depp said that his family has given him a strong foundation to stand on, and it is all because of them that he has stopped drinking spirits and taking drugs.

"They make me happy. Simple, fun things, me and my son zooming around in little cars or making up absurd stories about Barbie dolls who get obsessed about peanut butter," he said.


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