Christina Ricci opened up about a childhood memory in which Johnny Depp explained to her “what homosexuality is”.
The Yellow jacket the actress was nine years old when she starred alongside Winona Ryder, Depp’s then-girlfriend Winona Ryder in the 1990 melodrama. Mermaid.
“Something is happening on set and someone is not nice to another person. And they were like, ‘Oh, he could be homophobic,’ Ricci explained to Andy Cohen during a recent appearance on his SiriusXM radio show.
“And then I said, ‘Well, I don’t understand what that is,’ she continued. “And I was in Winona’s trailer and she said, ‘I don’t know how [to explain]. ‘
“So she put me on the phone with Johnny, and Johnny explained it to me,” she recalls.
Ricci described Depp’s explanation as being “very matter-of-fact”.
“He said, ‘That’s when a man wants to have sex with a man and when a woman wants to have sex with a woman.’ And I said, ‘Ah, okay,’ she said.
Christina Ricci on SiriusXM
The Emmy-nominated actor went on to star with Depp in numerous films, including the 1998 comedy Fear and disgust in Las Vegas1999 horror Sleepy Hollowand 2000 romance The man cried.
Depp was recently involved in a high-profile lawsuit with his ex-wife Amber Heard. He claimed she smeared him in a magazine published in washington articles, in which she describes herself as “a figure that represents domestic abuse”. Heard filed a lawsuit in November 2020, asking to be exempt from Depp’s claims.
On June 1, a jury fully supported Depp that his ex-wife Amber Heard defamed him in three statements. The jury also found that an attorney for Depp defamed Heard in one of three statements outlined in her lawsuit. Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million.
As part of the release of pre-trial documents related to the case, Depp’s ex-girlfriend Ellen Barkin testified that Depp give her a medicine before they have sex for the first time.