Although Johnny usually hates watching his own movies (not because he thinks the movies are terrible, but because it makes him uncomfortable), he says when it comes to making Jack and Lily Rose happy, he’ll endure the pain.
What’s more, in the case of his latest Tim Burton collaboration, Alice and Wonderland, Johnny says that he’s a little too curious to completely pass up a screening.
Says Depp: “I really want to see it, but it’s got that guy in it with the orange hair. I don’t like watching him. I can’t. Although I really want to see how it all turns out. I know my kids would want me to too.”
In an interview with People, Johnny says his kids had already previewed the flick and weren’t at all freaked out by it.
“My kids actually saw the film because I send them out there in the frontlines,. They saw it and they loved it.”
Although I can’t exactly put myself in Johnny Depp’s shoes (few people really can), I do think I can understand why he refuses to watch himself onscreen. It just seems like it would be really uncomfortable to watch yourself acting, constantly criticizing your own performance and whatnot.
Better to let your children grade your performance — they’re probably a little more lenient.