We’ve heard that Johnny Depp’s private island in the Caribbean – lovingly referred to as “F-Off Island” – is his sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of being a superstar. Apparently, it’s also a sanctuary from the world of Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero.
During an interview about his latest flick, Public Enemies, Johnny revealed a few more details about his family life on the island. From the Telegraph:
“The island can be perceived as a luxury and it certainly is, but it provides me with simplicity and somewhere I can go where no one is looking at me or pointing a camera or a finger at me. “I can just be: that’s the importance of it. When we’re there we do absolutely nothing. My kiddies don’t have any toys there and they build little houses out of shells.”
Out of shells? That sounds fantastic! Most kids around the ages of 10 and 7 these days aren’t too satisfied with the makebelieve potential of shells. Johnny must really have an understanding with Lily Rose and Jack.
“Like everything else in my life, it wasn’t planned, it just kind of happened,” he said with a shrug. “After I had done the first Pirates movie and Secret Window I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale. I said, ‘Oh well, let’s go see it.’ I looked at it, I walked on it and I was done.”
Should more parents institute “toy free zones” in their own lives?
Enjoy the trailer.