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Depp 'avoids watching his films'

Johnny Depp at the UK premiere of Public Enemies
Johnny Depp was at the UK premiere of Public Enemies on Monday

Johnny Depp "almost religiously" avoids watching himself on screen, the actor has revealed.

In an interview with Radio 4's Front Row, the Sweeney Todd star said his children had watched more of his own films than he had.

"I prefer to walk away with the experience as opposed to walking away with the product," he explained.

Depp is in London to promote new film Public Enemies, in which he plays the gangster John Dillinger.


Depp said: "I've not seen the film, so I don't know what it looks like."

He added: "I like to portray a character, inhabit a character and build character, but I don't want to watch the end result necessarily, because it becomes about money then and I'd rather not think about that.

"My children have seen more films of mine than I have. They've seen all of them within reason - many more than I have.

He added: "I have no plans to see them - any of them."

Depp also said he does not even check his on-screen appearance during the shooting of a film.

"I wouldn't dare watch a playback or rushes or anything like that," he said.

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