Johnny Depp has the perfect plan for keeping potential suitors away from his 12-year-old daughter Lily Rose—just threaten injury.

The wacky actor, currently doing the press rounds for his new movie The Rum Diary, talked family and his daughter growing up fast to E! News, spilling his plan about what he's going to do when a guy comes to the door.

What did he say?

"I'll probably be standing there with a tire iron," he said with a smile. "Yeah, probably there'll be a bottle of rum in my left hand and a tire iron in the right hand."

Depp, who has Bieber fever, also talked tattoos, saying his markings remind him of different times in his life ("Winona" turned "Wino Forever," anyone?) and said he also keeps journals.

"I do keep a diary and I do write constantly," he revealed.

The Rum Diary is based on a Hunter S. Thompson novel that was published long after it was written in the 1960s.

Asked what the gonzo journalist would have thought of the finished product starring Depp, the actor said he thinks the famous writer would have approved.

"I think first and foremost, he would say something really smartass and sarcastic to initially make me feel, kinda, take me off my feet, and then I believe ultimately he would praise it," he said.

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