Johnny Depp, who she said explained it to her “in the simplest terms.”The actress recounted the story during an interview on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live show to promote the new season of the Showtime drama Yellowjackets and Wednesday, Netflix’s coming spinoff series of The Addams Family.

She explained to Cohen the talk with Depp occurred after an incident on the set of the 1990 drama Mermaids when she was only 9 years old.”There was something going on on-set and someone was not being nice to someone else,” Ricci said. “And they were like, ‘Oh, well, he might be homophobic.'”Ricci said she told the film’s crew she didn’t know what homophobia was, which led to a talk with co-star Winona Ryder.

At the time, Ryder was in a relationship with Depp. When the older actress couldn’t find the words to explain homosexuality to Ricci, Ryder put Depp on the phone with her.”And Johnny explained it to me,” Ricci said, which Cohen called “incredible.””Yeah,” Ricci said. “And like the simplest terms.