(CBS) "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor Johnny Depp has apologized for comparing photo shoots to being raped in a Vanity Fair magazine article.
The actor told the November issue of Vanity Fair in an interview that he found being photographed a "weird" experience. "Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow," he was quoted as saying in an excerpt released Tuesday.
Depp, one of the highest-paid leading men in Hollywood, issued a statement Wednesday apologizing for his poor choice of words, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling," he said in the statement. "I understand there is no comparison and I am very regretful."
A three-time Oscar nominee, Depp is promoting his latest movie, "The Rum Diary," which opens Oct. 28.