Christina Ricci says Johnny Depp gave her 'matter-of-fact' sex ed on homosexuality when she was nine
Winona Ryder put 9-year-old Ricci on the phone to her then-boyfriend Johnny Depp as she was too embarrassed to explain
Christina Ricci is crediting Johnny Depp for giving her a significant lesson of her life, when she was just 9 years old. The Addams Family star recently opened up on discovering "what homosexuality was" from Depp, over a phone call. Christina was then filming 1990's 'Mermaids' alongside Cher and Depp's then-girlfriend Winona Ryder.
The 42 year old actress, while speaking to Andy Cohen in a phone call for his SiriusXM show, recalled, "there was something going on on set and someone was not being nice to someone else. And they were like, 'Oh, well, he might be homophobic." Christina added, "and then I was like, 'Well, I don't understand what that is.' "
According to People, Christina was in Winona's trailer, who was unable to explain the then 9-year-old what homosexuality is. It was then the 'Stranger Things' actress put her on phone with Depp, who explained it to Christina. As per Christina, Depp's explanation was in "the simplest terms" and "very matter-of-factly."
Divulging more details of their conversation, Christina said, "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.' " Andy Cohen joked, "I love it that Winona Ryder had to put you on the phone with Johnny Depp to get that story that she couldn't spit it out in some way, or, I mean, you've got Cher in the next trailer." To which the actress replied, "I know, we should've run right over there."
Depp and Christina starred together in several films, 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' (1998), 'Sleepy Hollow' (1999) and 'The Man Who Cried' (2000). 'Sleepy Hollow' was Christina's first sex scene, which she had with Depp, her love interest in the film. While speaking to ABC News in 2000, Christina said she felt awkward about the scene.
Christina views Johnny Depp as her 'older brother'
Christina said to ABC News, "I've known Johnny so long, he's protective of me as an older brother and it's weird to think of having sex with him." Christina said she and Depp now joke about it, saying,"so we know enough about each other to laugh at it. He said it was 'like we were rooting around together like pigs.' " After that, both the actors decided on the production of 'The Man Who Cried' "that Johnny and I would never be unclothed because in gypsy culture, women are forbidden to be nude."
Christina Rucci stars as Misty Quigley on the critically acclaimed Showtime series 'Yellowjackets'. She is also the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Meanwhile, Depp has been in the news for his divorce from Amber Heard and subsequent defamation trial that drew worldwide attention. He will be seen as King Louis XV in French director Maïwenn's period film 'Jeanne Du Barry'.