Christina Ricci remembers Johnny Depp explaining to her ‘what homosexuality was’ as a child

Christina Ricci has opened up about a childhood memory, with Johnny Depp explaining to her “what homosexuality was”.

The Yellow jackets actor was nine when she co-starred with Depp’s then-girlfriend Winona Ryder in a 1990 romantic drama mermaids.

‚ÄúSomething was going on on set and someone wasn’t nice to anyone else. And they said, ‘Oh, he might be homophobic,” Ricci explained to Andy Cohen during a recent appearance on his SiriusXM radio show.

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

“So she called me Johnny, and Johnny explained it to me,” she recalled.

Ricci described Depp’s explanation as “very businesslike”.

“He was like, ‘It’s 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 co-starred with Depp in multiple films, including a 1998 comedy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1999 horror Sleepy Hollowand 2000 romance The man who cried.

Recently the pirates of the caribbean star and his music partner Jeff Beck were accused of stealing lyrics from a poem and using them on their collaborative album 18.

Earlier this week, it was also revealed that Depp’s assistant admitted that Hollywood star allegedly “kicked” Amber Heard in the head in text messages barred from the former couple’s defamation lawsuit.

The U.S. libel lawsuit began on April 11 in Fairfax, Virginia, and arose from a complaint filed by Depp against his ex-wife in March 2019.

Depp claimed that Heard had slandered him in an op-ed published in The Washington Post, in which she described herself as “a public figure who represents domestic violence”. Heard filed a counter-charge in November 2020, seeking immunity from Depp’s claims.

On June 1, a jury overwhelmingly ruled in Depp’s favor that Heard had defamed Depp in three statements. Jurors also found that a lawyer for Depp defamed Heard in one of three statements highlighted in her counter-charge. Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million.

Both appealed to the jury.

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