Johnny Depp gives first interview since Amber Heard abuse allegations

Amber Heard Files Restraining Order
Amber Heard Files Restraining Order

Johnny Depp isn't staying quiet -- he's just not talking about his divorce.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor stopped by the Jonesy's Jukebox radio talk show on Sunday alongside a few of his fellow Hollywood Vampires bandmates – Matt Sorum, Robert DeLeo and Bruce Witkin, to discuss his music career.

The 53-year-old actor steered clear of any conversations regarding his high-profile divorce from Amber Heard and her allegations of abuse, but he was more than happy to talk about how he got into acting and how he returned to music.

Depp, who said he started out as a musician, explained that he dropped music in favor of acting because he needed to pay rent.

"I needed to pay rent," shared Depp. "Somebody said, 'Why don't you go meet an agent. My agent is with Nick Cage,' so she sent me on an audition for something and I got it."

Depp continued that it wasn't until his band broke up that he considered acting full-time. "It seemed like a good way to pay the rent for a minute."

Now the actor seems to juggle both pretty well and he's been performing with the Hollywood Vampires since 2015. The band is currently on their European tour. Their US tour begins on July 1.

As for the divorce drama, a court hearing is scheduled for August 15 and 16 on Heard's request for a permanent restraining order against Depp amid allegations that he abused her throughout their relationship. A temporary restraining order has been reissued against Depp in the interim.

PHOTOS: Depp and Heard in happier times