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Christina Ricci shares how Johnny Depp taught her an important concept on the set of “Mermaids.”
During her interview on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” to promote the new season of “Yellowjackets” and “Wednesday,” the actress shared the story of one of her first conversations with Depp.
“Johnny [Depp] is actually the person who explained to me what homosexuality was when I was nine years old,” Ricci said.
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“There was something going on on set and somebody wasn’t being nice to somebody else. And they were like, ‘Oh, well, he might be homophobic.’ And then I was like, ‘Well, I don’t understand what this is.’ And I was at Winona [Ryder] trailer and she was like ‘I don’t know how…’ so she put me on the phone with Johnny. And Johnny explained it to me.
As for how the famous star explained the concept to him, he kept it very simple.
“Yeah. And like the simplest terms…yeah. He was like, ‘It’s when a man wants to have sex with a man. And when a woman wants to have sex with a woman,’ and I was like, ‘Ah , Okay.
Hilariously, despite starring in the film with queer icon Cher, the pair had turned to Depp.
“I love that Winona Ryder had to put you on the phone with Johnny Depp to get that story that she somehow couldn’t spit, or, I mean, you have Cher in the next tape -ad,” Cohen joked.
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The 42-year-old star laughed and replied, “I know, we should have run right there.”
SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” airs exclusively on the SiriusXM Radio Andy channel.