It makes sense that actor and father of two Johnny Depp is a protective dad. And he definitely proved that during the Black Mass panel at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. While talking about the kind of advice he would and has given his children, Depp put it all out there. And, well, let's just say if anyone hurts his children, that person is going to have to deal with Depp's wrath. Basically, nobody bullies his children and gets away with it.
Me, myself, I didn’t find [the advice] at all strange. I remember when I was a kid, this probably says a lot about a lot, I was maybe six years old and there was some little horror at the school and he was needling me or whatever. I told my mom. I come from nothing but hillbillies, and my mom said to me "All right, here’s the deal, the next time anybody puts their hands on you, pick up a brick, and lay them out." I’ve taken that advice ever since. It worked for me. If somebody tried to bully my kid, if they didn’t destroy the little booger, I would.
This came about while discussing a particular scene in the Black Mass trailer, where Depp's character Whitey Bulger is giving his child advice. Bulger tells his son, "It's not what you do, it's when and where you do it and who you do it to or with. If nobody sees it — didn't happen." You can watch that scene at the opening of the trailer here:
As Depp states above, he didn't think Bulger's advice was "at all strange," but I'm pretty sure the 52-year-old actor wouldn't want his children following in the footsteps of one of the biggest Boston mobsters of all time.
With that said, Depp and Bulger seemingly have one thing in common: they'll do anything to protect their kids.
Reporting by Anna Klassen