Johnny Depp Opens Up About His Quiet Life in the English Countryside: 'I Can Be Myself'

"I just like places with character." I have several houses in various locations, each with a special meaning to me.

I don't have them just to say I have them; I have them for use and because they're a little different," he told the publication.

He also praised the area for allowing him to live comfortably away from the spotlight. "British people are cool and will greet you like a neighbour without being overly formal

he said. "I don't mind if people want an autograph or a quick chat, but not when I'm alone with my family."

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The Pirates of the Caribbean star revealed that he prefers a low-key lifestyle to what many people believe

To be honest, I'm quite shy," he admits. "That is one of the many wonderful aspects of Britain, particularly Somerset. " It's nice to be able to be myself."

According to the Evening Standard, Depp paid £13 million for a Somerset estate three and a half hours by car from London.

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