UPDATE: Johnny Depp on acting hiatus until Lily-Rose recovers
Update: E! Online is reporting that Johnny is currently looking after Lily-Rose at their home in Bath. His absence, though, might cost the crew at Pinewood Studios, where Sweeney Todd is being filmed, its job. The crew has been told its members will be out of work should Johnny not return to set.
Originally posted Wednesday, March 14: According to British press, Johnny Depp is putting family first and will not return to work on his new film Sweeney Todd until his daughter, Lily-Rose, fully recovers from the mysterious illness that afflicted her two weeks ago.
Production has reportedly halted on the Tim Burton-directed flick, which is filming in London. A source says,
As previously reported, Lily-Rose, 7, was hospitalized for more than a week at the end of February for what is rumored to be blood poisoning that spread to her vital organs after stepping on a nail. She was released last week and was doing much better, according to Johnny’s rep.
Johnny and his longtime girlfriend, French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis, also have a 4-year-old son, Jack.