(breakingnews.iol.ie) - Actor Johnny Depp despised his teen idol status in the 1980s - because he hated the idea of posing with his top off for girls magazines.The actor first shot to fame in US teen show '21 Jump Street' and fast became a favourite with young female viewers.But the "shy" star hated fans' lustful admiration and the fame which followed, prompting him to shave off his hair and eyebrows in a bid to distract attention.He tells 'OK! Magazine': "I just didn't want to make a career of taking my shirt off. I wanted to shave off all my hair, even my eyebrows. And I did!"I don't fault TV stars who do teen magazines. They took offers that gave the big money fast, but they were dead in two years. I never wanted that."Frankly, I've always been shy, paranoid, whatever word you want. I hate fame - I've done everything to avoid it."
Johnny Depp: 'I was no teen idol'
18 April 2008 09:44 (UTC+04:00)