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I wouldn’t want to be the person who’s paid to do this for Johnny Depp – A N I T H
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I wouldn’t want to be the person who’s paid to do this for Johnny Depp

I wouldn’t want to be the person who’s paid to do this for Johnny Depp


Johnny Depp, wearing what looks like the entirety of his closet at an event.

Image: Jue/Epa/REX/Shutterstock

When you’re getting millions of dollars to mumble nonsense while dressed like Keith Richards, memorizing your lines can really be an inconvenience. 

That’s why, according to his former management company, Johnny Depp pays someone to tell him his lines through an earpiece. 

Yes, that’s right, he’s been accused of employing his own personal Cyrano de Bergerac to whisper sweet nothings into his co-stars’ ears. And apparently that doesn’t come cheap.

“He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to employ a full-time sound engineer, who Depp has used for years to feed him lines during film production,” reads an amended complaint filed Monday from The Management Group. “Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorize his lines.”

After Depp sued TMG for fraud, the company filed a cross-complaint that said it tried its best to handle his finances responsibly, but the actor spent an absurd $2 million a month to maintain his “ultra-extravagant lifestyle.”

We’re just imagining some poor sound engineer telling their kids they spent all day speaking into this guy’s earpiece: 

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland to help the Hatter (Johnny Depp) in Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, an all-new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories.

At least it pays well. 

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