Depp's French mission
09:30 25 June 2006
Johnny Depp is learning to speak French so his children don't think he is stupid.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor - who lives in France with his long-term partner singer Vanessa Paradis - took a crash course in the foreign language to keep up with his bilingual children.
He told Britain's OK! magazine: "I still have the world's worst French accent but I'm working on it.
"At least I can understand the language well enough to understand my children. They don't have to think their daddy is an idiot!"
Depp revealed that Paradis converses with their children, Lily-Rose and Jack, in her native tongue, but they have to speak to their dad in English.
He confessed: "I don't want my terrible French to corrupt them. My daughter is usually willing to make allowances for me and even encourages when I manage to say the right phrase."
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