Johnny Depp has opened up about his complex relationship with religion. The actor was raised in a nonreligious household, though technically Catholic. Many believe that Depp is now an atheist, and while that may not be entirely off the mark, it’s not how Depp would describe his faith:
“I mean, I’m a pedestrian,” he said, in conversation with The Straits Times, “I believe in where we are right now – just. […] There are all kinds of angles, right? Is there a god? I don’t know? Have you seen him? I haven’t seen him.”
“I don’t look negatively upon organized religion or anything – people believe whatever they want and I think that’s wonderful. Look, I’d love to be pleasantly surprised if, when my eyes close, I end up in some killer place with loud music. I’d certainly welcome it and I’d prefer that to dirt and worms, definitely.”
Despite his uncertainty, he impressed a spiritual outlook upon his children.
“I told them to look at the grass, take a deep breath, look up at the sky and clouds, and that all that was god. And to look in the mirror and that was god too. And I don’t think that’s very far off the mark.”