Johnny Depp Says He's No Heartthrob

Monday, October 18th 2004, 10:25 am
By: News On 6

LONDON (AP) _ Johnny Depp reckons he's no great movie pinup _ he just has a ``weird job.''

Arriving for the premiere of his latest movie, ``Finding Neverland,'' at London's Leicester Square, Depp played down his movie star image as fans lining the red carpet screamed his name.

``I wouldn't say I'm a heart throb,'' he said, as his wife, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, looked on. ``I just have a very weird job.''

Depp has been touted to win his first Oscar for his role as ``Peter Pan'' creator J.M. Barrie, but 41-year-old actor dismissed such talk.

``I can't say that occupies my every thought or every moment,'' he said. ``That's not my job to think about that, but if people want to say that, that is really sweet.''

Co-star Kate Winslet, who plays the mother of the four young brothers who inspired Barrie to write ``Peter Pan,'' also gave a knock to Depp's reputation as a movie hunk.

``Everybody asks me this, whether I'm slightly annoyed that I didn't get to kiss Johnny Depp,'' said Winslet, 29. ``We would have laughed.''