Actress Traci Lords, known for her work in the adult film industry, had the opportunity to star alongside Johnny Depp in John Waters's 1990 movie "Cry-Baby." However, working on the film was not without its challenges. Lords expressed her nervousness and anxiety when interacting with Depp, which she detailed in her autobiography, "Traci Lords: Underneath It All."
Lords recalled an incident in which Depp entered the bedroom, sat next to her in bed, and playfully removed the hairband from her ponytail. She found his close proximity and actions unsettling, confessing that his fingers in her hair made her feel uncomfortable. Despite being attracted to him, she tried to maintain her composure as Depp was dating Jennifer Grey at the time.
In her book, Lords also described Depp's behavior on set. She found him incredibly attractive and charming, noting his sweet smile and gentle demeanor. Depp was portrayed as the quiet and dedicated one, focused on his character and the choreography of the film.
Although "Cry-Baby" did not achieve significant commercial success upon its release, it has gained a cult following over the years. The movie is appreciated for its unique style, quirky humor, catchy songs, and talented cast, including Johnny Depp and Traci Lords. It helped solidify their positions as talented actors in the industry.
Despite the initial nervousness, working with Johnny Depp in "Cry-Baby" provided Traci Lords with a significant opportunity and contributed to her rise to fame outside of the adult film industry. The movie remains a beloved cult classic that continues to entertain audiences with its offbeat and campy charm.