Johnny Depp doesn't plan on acting forever.
"Are there quieter things I wouldn't mind doing? Yeah, I wouldn't mind that," the 50-year-old "Lone Ranger" star told "BBC Breakfast" earlier today, adding that retirement is "probably not too far away."
He clarified, however, that he won't be "dropping out any second," which is unsurprising considering he's signed on for 2014's "Transcendence" and "Into the Woods," as well as a fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, out in 2015. He's also in talks for the dark comedy thriller "Mortdecai," which could easily spin out into a multi-film deal, and a second romp in Wonderland as the Mad Hatter.
Before hitting the big 5-0, Depp made a similar confession to Rolling Stone, admitting, "I can't say that I'd want to be doing this for another 10 years."
He continued, "I think while I've got the opportunity and the desire and the creative spark to do the things that I can do right now, I should do them. And then, at a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on, I guess, living life. Really living life."
The only potential issue he sees in retirement is that he has serious trouble kicking back and relaxing. "My brain, on idle, is a bad thing," he revealed. "I just get weird. I mean, not weird. I get, I get antsy."
Kind of like one of his quirky characters.
[via THR, Rolling Stone]