Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Depp: 'I just have a weird job'

Johnny Depp reckons he's no great movie pinup - he just has a "weird job."

Arriving for the premiere of his latest movie, Finding Neverland, at London's Leicester Square, Depp played down his movie star image as fans lining the red carpet screamed his name.

"I wouldn't say I'm a heartthrob," he said, as his wife, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, looked on. "I just have a very weird job."

Depp has been touted to win his first Oscar for his role as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie, but 41-year-old actor dismissed such talk.

"I can't say that occupies my every thought or every moment," he said. "That's not my job to think about that, but if people want to say that, that is really sweet."

Co-star Kate Winslet, who plays the mother of the four young brothers who inspired Barrie to write Peter Pan, also gave a knock to Depp's reputation as a movie hunk.

"Everybody asks me this, whether I'm slightly annoyed that I didn't get to kiss Johnny Depp," said Winslet, 29. "We would have laughed."

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