Johnny Depp is on the promotional trail for ‘The Rum Diary‘ and it sounds like he’s giving some more unfortunate quotes this week. Johnny gave a lengthy interview to ‘The Guardian’ and in it, he got in a few digs at the American culture. Should we be offended?
When asked if he thought ‘The Rum Diary’ would do better in Europe (it’s been tanking in the U.S. box office numbers):
“Most definitely. It’s something that will be more appreciated over here, I think. Cos it’s – well, I think it’s an intelligent film.” He leaves a meaningful pause. “And a lot of times, outside the big cities in the States, they don’t want that.”
He then chats about why he won’t give up his American citizenship (to do with paying taxes), but explains his love of Europe and is asked if there’s anything he dislikes about it:
“No. Not that I can think of, no. It’s a very old and beautiful culture, people know how to live. You know, here you have Sunday roast or the pub lunch, that kind of thing. It’s comforting. We don’t have that in our culture in the States. Sunday is football day, so it’s chicken wings and pizza.”