London: Johnny Depp, who has bought his own very island in the Bahamas, is not short of retreats when he needs to escape from the pressures that come with being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
He has snapped up the 45-acre Little Halls Pond Cay for just over 2million pounds, swelling a property portfolio that boasts a village in the South of France and a Los Angeles mansion.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star talked for the first time about his island hideaway.
“Ironically, it took a pirate film for me to be able to achieve my dream and buy an island. What the island basically represents is simplicity,” the mirror quoted him as saying.
“Unfortunately, when you’re wandering around Hollywood or New York, anonymity and simplicity don’t exist.
“So you seek out these places where you can find it, and that’s pretty much what I’ve done.
“The money I earn is freedom for me in my world. It’s the freedom to be able to live my life how I want, to make sure everybody’s taken care of, not just the kids and family, but extended family.
“There are certain things that can be construed as extravagant.
“A hamlet in the South of France sounds quite extravagant, but it’s actually the first place I’ve ever had that I could actually call home.
“It’s a place where I know that in 50 years my kids are going to have their kids there,” he added.