Johnny Depp explains how he doesn't read reports about him while promoting 'The Lone Ranger' in Japan. Rollo Ross reports
After its release in the US, "The Lone Ranger" has been declared by industry press as a box office bomb, despite having the same team of Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp behind the successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. However, at a news conference for the film in Tokyo, Depp admitted that these reports have passed him by. SOUNDBITE Actor Johnny Depp (English), saying: "The best sort of medicine for me, within the context of who you are in the world and what you're perceived as and all that stuff, I just try to remain as ignorant of any and all news regarding the industry or myself as possible." After the news conference, the 50-year-old heartthrob held a premiere for the movie and the fans seemed more concerned with who he is rather than his latest reviews. SOUNDBITE Japanese High School Student, Chinami Iwata, saying: "The moment he came out of the car, I felt the atmosphere change." SOUNDBITE Business Woman Hana Nohara, saying: "He is so good-looking, it seems like he is a being from another planet." Despite it being poorly received in the US, "The Lone Ranger" still hasn't saddled up to take on Europe and the Far East, where it could still recoup the rest of its estimated $250 million dollars budget.