Johnny Depp has reached a comfortable, blissful place in his career where he's just kinda stopped caring, and he says that's all for the best. Forget the bad reviews and the many articles written about Depp's ongoing descent into awfulness. He's just following the path of Marlon Brando. (Probably a little too closely.)
In a new interview with Details, Depp starts off by recalling Brando's words on the fleetingness of life.
"As Marlon once so beautifully f---ing said to me, life is a birdsong," Depp said. "That's stuck with me."
Then he explains how he's following in Brando's footsteps.
"What is really satisfying is, like Marlon, getting to that place where he just didn't give a f---," he said. "First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work. Then you get to where you care so f---ing much that it gets goddamn beleaguering, you know? But then a great thing happens. Suddenly you care enough to not give a f---, because not giving a f---, that's the total liberation. Being game to try anything."
So, if you've thought to yourself in recent years, "Man Johnny Depp has really gone downhill," well you just haven't evolved to his way of thinking yet. Once you stop giving f---s, you will understand.