The story includes Cher, Winona Ryder, the film “Mermaids” and somebody on set who “is perhaps homophobic”
Christina Ricci is recalling the primary time she realized about homosexuality.
Whereas showing on Wednesday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Dwell,” the actress revealed that Johnny Depp defined to her what homosexuality was when she was 9 years previous.
On the time, Ricci was on the set of her first movie — the 1990 comedy-drama “Mermaids” — which additionally starred Depp’s then-girlfriend Winona Ryder, whom Ricci revealed arrange the dialog between her and Depp.
“Johnny [Depp] is definitely the one that defined to me what homosexuality was once I was 9,” Ricci, 42, advised host Andy Cohen, who requested how the actual matter got here up.
“There was one thing occurring on set and somebody was not being good to another person. They usually had been like, ‘Oh, nicely he is perhaps homophobic,'” she recalled. “After which I used to be like, ‘Nicely, I do not perceive what that’s.’ And I used to be in Winona’s [Ryder] trailer and she or he was like, ‘I do not know the way…’ so she put me on the telephone with Johnny. And Johnny defined it to me.”
The “Yellowjackets” star stated Depp described homosexuality in “the best phrases” and “very matter-of-factly.”
“He [was] like, ‘It is when a person desires to have intercourse with a person. And when a girl desires to have intercourse with a girl,'” she shared. “And I used to be like, ‘Ah okay.'”
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Cohen highlighted the truth that Ryder had Depp clarify the that means of homosexuality to Ricci, as a substitute of doing it herself or having her attain out to Cher, who additionally starred in “Mermaids.”
“I find it irresistible that Winona Ryder needed to put you on the telephone with Johnny Depp to get that story, that she could not spit it out not directly,” he stated, “or, I imply, you’ve got bought Cher within the subsequent trailer.”
Ricci joked, “I do know we must always’ve run proper over there.”
Ryder, 50, and Depp, 59, started courting in 1989, the identical 12 months throughout which “Mermaids” was shot. The previous couple — who starred collectively within the 1990 movie “Edward Scissorhands” — bought engaged solely 5 months after their first date, earlier than finally calling it quits in 1993.