Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has shown off his vocal talents in a variety of moviesGetty/Kevin Winter

Johnny Depp may have showed off his vocals in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and several other movies, but don't expect the Hollywood actor to release a pop album any time soon.

The 51-year-old star has rubbished rumours that he is preparing to embark on a career in music as false, insisting the idea is "sickening".

"The whole idea for me is a sickening thing. It's always just made me sick. I hate the idea, 'Come see me play the guitar because you've seen me in 12 movies'", he told The Sun newspaper.

Aside from singing in 12 of his movies, Depp has also performed his guitar on stage with the likes of Oasis, Marilyn Manson, Keith Richards and Ryan Adams.

But despite his obvious musical ability, the Tinseltown veteran admits that he hates it when actors capitalise on their fame to become rock stars.

"I've been very lucky to play on friends' records and it's still going. Music is still part of my life ... but you won't be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won't ever exist."

Meanwhile Depp has been busy playing the role of the Wolf in musical Into The Woods, alongside Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Pine.

For the film, based on the Broadway show by Stephen Sondheim, he has reunited with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall.