Johnny Depp admits to having been a terrible salesmanJanuary 15th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): American movie hunk Johnny Depp admitted to having been a terrible telesales person, because he would always try to dissuade people from buying the products he was selling.
Depp had taken a job selling pens over the phone when he first arrived in Los Angeles with his band The Kids.
The job helped him to stay off the streets, but he was not comfortable with it, as he had to con people into buying his pens with the promise of giving them treats.
“You’d guarantee them a grandfather clock or a trip to Greece. The couple of times that I actually got people to buy the pens, they only agreed because they wanted the grandfather clock, Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
“When the supervisor wandered off, I would say, ‘Listen, don’t buy these pens. The clock is made of corkboard. I’m a thief; we’re ripping you off,’” he said.
However he insisted that the job was his first acting role, even to the extent of giving him a stage name.
“You’re reading a whole spiel. There was a character on the soap opera General Hospital - the name stuck in my head - so I would call people up and say, `How do you do, this is Edward Quartermaine,’” he concluded. (ANI)