Johnny Depp has said that he feels overworked and that he is "not too far away" from quitting acting for good.

In an interview to be aired tomorrow morning, Monday, on BBC Breakfast, the actor said: "When you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and you realise you've said written words more than you've had a chance to say your own words, that becomes an insane option for a human being.

"Are there quieter things I wouldn't mind doing? Yes, I wouldn't mind that. I wouldn't say I am dropping out any second but I would say it's not too far away."

When asked if he would retire before the Alice in Wonderland sequel or Pirates of the Caribbean 5, the 50-year-old added: "No, I think we're alright in those categories."

In June, the actor told Rolling Stone magazine: "I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years."

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