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“A Conversation with… Johnny Depp"

Previously released only in a podcast version, Johnny’s interview realized last October 5, 2018, was finally fully released on Youtube.
The special event was recorded at 

FilmPodium, in Zurich, when Johnny attended “The Professor” when still titled under name “Richard Says Goodbye”at the Zurich Film Festival. 
During almost one hour, Johnny talks about his acting and music life, Captain Jack Sparrow, Richard Says Goodbye (The Professor), Tim Burton, Blow, Public Enemies, Black Mass, Hunter S. Thompson, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the upcoming Waiting for the Barbarians.

Johnny Depp at the Zurich Film Festival by Sven Bänziger.
Source: suesstrunk_jericke IG

Johnny Depp at the Zurich Film Festival by Sven Bänziger.
Source: suesstrunk_jericke IG

New photos of Johnny by Sven Bänziger, taken last October 5, in Zurich.

“To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn’t, it couldn’t even sound like me. So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know? I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain’t going to get into a pissing

contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest. I never went out and spoke about the shit. But of course I care what my family and my kids think. I mean, you realise right away, essentially, that what is

being done is the commencement of what they hope is to be your funeral. And worse than that, to take away future earnings that are for my kids, you know? I do this shit for my kids, man. How could someone, anyone, come out with something like that against someone, when there’s

no truth to it whatsoever? I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean? With people going, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?’ Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go

through that?”Johnny Depp about hit ex-wife’s false accusations and lies

“The police saw nothing and they offered her an emergency medical technician. She said no. Police see nothing on her. Police see nothing broken in the place, no marks, and then they offer her an EMT to have a look at her and she says no and I don’t know if it was the next day or a couple of days later, but then there was a bruise. There was a red mark and then there was a brown bruise. She was at a party the next day. Her eye wasn’t closed. She had her hair over her eye, but you could see the eye wasn’t shut. Twenty-five feet away from her, how the fuck am I going to hit her? Which, by the way, is the last thing I would’ve done. I might look stupid, but I ain’t fucking stupid.”Johnny Depp for British GQ. Photos by Sven Bänziger


Johnny… portrayed by me at the

Zurich Film Festival, what a incredibly kind man!


Sven Bänziger

“If you don’t explore fully, commit yourself fully to the character, to the director’s vision and to your vision and to the author’s vision I feel that I owe it to the people to try something because I’d hate to bore you, so if I don’t try something that could be potentially disastrous I don’t feel like I’m doing my work. I prefer when studios are scared.”Johnny Depp at the Zurich Film Festival by  Sven Bänziger. Source: suesstrunk_jericke IG

“Live and make due of every moment. It’s very easy to get hung up on this or that’s going on or whatever is happening but no, the best thing in the world to do is just to not really give a rat’s and continue to live for however long you have that gift. Every breath is a celebration.” –  Johnny Depp at the Zurich Film Festival by 

Sven Bänziger. Source: suesstrunk_jericke IG