Christina Ricci recalls Johnny Depp explaining ‘what homosexuality was’ to her when she was a child

Christina Ricci confided in a childhood memory, where Johnny Depp explained to her “what homosexuality was”.

The yellow jackets The actor was nine when she co-starred alongside Depp’s girlfriend Winona Ryder in the 1990 romantic drama Sirens.

“There was something going on on set and somebody wasn’t being nice to somebody else. And they were like, ‘Oh, well, he might be homophobic,'” Ricci told Andy Cohen during a recent appearance on his SiriusXM radio show.

“And then I was like, ‘Well, I don’t understand what this is,'” she continued. “And I was in Winona’s trailer and she was like, ‘I don’t know how [to explain].’

“So she put me on the phone with Johnny, and Johnny explained it to me,” she recalled.

Ricci described Depp’s explanation as being given “very simply”.

“He was like, ‘This is when a man wants to have sex with a man and when a woman wants to have sex with a woman.’ And I was like, ‘Ah, okay,'” she said.

Christina Ricci on SiriusXM

The Emmy-nominated actor went on to star alongside Depp in several films, including the 1998 comedy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1999 horror sleepy hollowand romance of 2000 The crying man.

Depp was recently embroiled in a high-profile court case with his ex-wife Amber Heard. He claimed she had defamed him in an op-ed published in The Washington Post, in which she describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence”. Heard filed a countersuit in November 2020, seeking immunity from Depp’s claims.

On June 1, a jury found overwhelmingly in favor of Depp that his ex-wife Amber Heard defamed him in three statements. Jurors also found that a lawyer for Depp defamed Heard in one of three statements highlighted in his countersuit. Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million.

As part of the release of preliminary documents relating to the case, Depp’s former girlfriend Ellen Barkin testified that Depp gave her a drug before they had sex for the first time .

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