The entire Amber Heard trial case against Johnny Depp robbed away his fame and infinite opportunities in Hollywood. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ actor lost many deals and contracts. The defamation case against Depp caused him a huge deal and now his Hollywood comeback with ‘Jeanne du Barry‘ has spiked up many controversies.
‘Jeanne du Barry‘ is a French period drama directed and produced by Maïwenn, which stars Johnny Depp as Louis XV. Jeanne du Barry premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and as the credits rolled in Depp received a four-minute standing ovation which left him in tears.
Does Johnny Depp Still Feel Boycotted From Hollywood?
Soon after his arrival at the Cannes Film Festival, Johnny Depp was asked whether he still feels boycotted by Hollywood following the messy legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard and a statement made in his 2021 interview. Due to the legal battle, Depp was dropped from the ‘Fantastic Beasts‘ franchise. To which the actor replied, “Did I feel boycotted by Hollywood? Well, you’d have to not have a pulse to feel at that point like this was all just a weird joke or I have been asleep for 35 years.”
Johnny Depp further added, “Of course, when you’re asked to resign from a film you’re doing because of something that is merely a bunch of kind of vowels and consonants floating in the air, you feel a boycott.” When he was asked does he feel boycotted now, the ‘Willy Wonka‘ actor replied, “No, not at all. But I don’t feel boycotted, because I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t feel much further need for Hollywood — I don’t know about you.”
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How Does Johnny Depp Feel About His Comeback With ‘Jeanne du Barry’?
After the defamation case and ugly legal battle, Johnny Depp’s career in Hollywood was tainted, but at least Dior believed in him. The warm-hearted welcome Depp received at ‘Jeanne du Barry‘s film screening at Cannes really showed the power and respect he holds. But the star does not consider his 2023 Cannes premiere a part of a comeback of any sort.
Depp recalled, “I’ve had about 17 comebacks. I keep wondering about the word ‘comeback,’ because I didn’t go anywhere.” He further said, “As a matter of fact, I live about 45 minutes away. Maybe people stopped calling. I don’t know what their fear was at the time. I didn’t go nowhere. I’ve been sitting around. So ‘comeback’ is almost like I’m going to come out and do a tap dance or something like that.”
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