Addams Family star Christina Ricci revealed she first learned about homosexuality from Johnny Depp when she was 9 years old.
During an episode of SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live on Wednesday, the 42-year-old actress shared that she had a conversation with the 59-year-old actor while filming her first movie, Mermaids, in 1991. The film also starred Winona with Ryder, Depp’s then-girlfriend.
“Johnny is actually the person who explained to me what homosexuality was when I was nine,” Ricci told host Andy Cohen when asked if Ryder was still dating Depp when he filmed the 1998 film Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”.
“Something was going on on set and someone wasn’t nice to someone else. And they were like, ‘Oh, he might be homophobic,'” she recalled. “And then I thought, ‘Well, I don’t understand what that is.’ And I was in Winonas [Ryder] trailer and she was like, ‘I don’t know how…’ so she called me and Johnny. And Johnny explained it to me.”
Ricci also explained that the Pirates of the Caribbean star could describe homosexuality in the “simplest of words” and “very matter-of-factly.”
“He [was] like, “That’s when a man wants to have sex with a man. And if a woman wants to have sex with a woman,” she said, adding that she only responded with an “OK.”
After meeting Depp, they reunited in the 1998 films Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1999’s Sleepy Hollow, and 2000’s The Man Who Cried.
The Watch What Happens Live host said he didn’t expect Ricci to realize what homosexuality was until years after he starred in The Addams Family and had a “sleepover at Cher’s.” He also assumed it was while filming Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
But the actress immediately denied his assumptions, saying that she was on the set of “Mermaids” when she was only 9 years old.
“No, that would have been completely crazy. What did I think happened?” said Ricci.
“I love that Winona Ryder had to call you with Johnny Depp to get the story that she kind of couldn’t spit it out or, I mean, you got Cher [Goddess of Pop] in the next trailer,” Cohen replied.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/heres-how-johnny-depp-explained-homosexuality-9-year-old-christina-ricci-1837893?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution This is how Johnny Depp explained homosexuality to a 9-year-old Christina Ricci