Johnny Depp has compared having his picture taken to “being raped”.

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He told the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine: “Well, you just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped…

“It feels like a kind of weird – just weird, man. Whenever you have a photoshoot or something like that, it’s like – you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid.”

Depp also said that he is paid “stupid” money.

The 48-year-old-actor – who earned an estimated $300 million for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies thanks to a profit-based pay deal – is happy to accept the huge deals for the sake of his two children, Lily-Rose, 11, and nine-year-old Jack, even though he thinks the offers are “ridiculous”.

He said: “Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it. I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean?

“At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

However, the actor – who is in a long-term relationship with singer-and-actress Vanessa Paradis – admitted he has other motivations for continuing to act.

He added: “There is also a part of me that needs to have this kind of stimulation to the brain.”