When Christina Ricc needed a life lesson Johnny Depp was there to give it to her straight.
During an interview with Andy Cohen for him SiriusXM show the this week Yellow jackets Star revealed she was 9 when she found out ‘what homosexuality is’ – and it was none other than Johnny Depp who explained it to her!
It all went down while the child star was on set in the 1990s mermaids Next Cher and Johnny’s girlfriend at the time Winona Ryder. Ricci remembers:
“Something was going on on set and someone wasn’t nice to someone else. And they said, ‘Oh, he might be homophobic.’ And then I thought, ‘Well, I don’t understand what that is.’ And I was in Winona’s trailer and she was like, ‘I don’t know how…’ so she called me and Johnny. And Johnny explained it to me.”
The now 42-year-old said Johnny explained it to her “in the simplest terms” and “very factually”, adding:
“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, I’m like, ‘Ah, okay.’”
Yes, that pretty much sums it up! Why do so many people have a problem with something so simple?
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Cohen found the anecdote hilarious, especially considering that one of the biggest gay icons in the world was in the trailer next to them at the time. That Bravo host joked:
“I love that Winona Ryder had to put you on the phone with Johnny Depp to get the story that she kinda couldn’t spit it out or, I mean, you have Cher in the next trailer.”
Ha! Ricci agreed, quipping:
“I know we should have run straight over there.”
We would have liked to see that now! We wonder if her statement would have included clips from If I could turn back the time music video…
Depp and Ricci went on to play love interests in two films, Sleepy Cave and The man who cried – who Christina saw in her first sex scene. In 2000, the actress told abc news The idea of having sex with Johnny was “weird” based on her history, explaining:
“I’ve known Johnny for so long, he’s protective of me as an older brother and it’s weird to think about having sex with him. So we know enough about each other to laugh about it. He said it’s like ‘we’re rooting around together like pigs.’”
Doesn’t sound quite as appealing as his description of homosexuality if we’re being honest…LOLz!
It sounds like Christina will always have a soft spot for the embattled actor. Watch a clip Emmi Nominee’s chat with Andy (below) for more!
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