Hollywood actor Johnny Depp returned to Cannes Film Festival after the much-publicized legal trial against his former wife Amber Heard. His film Jeanne du Barry premiered at the festival and received a seven-minute standing ovation. The Pirates of the Caribbean star portrays a controversial French King Louis XV in historical drama. At the festival, she spoke about the controversies surrounding him and if he felt Hollywood boycotted him.
Johnny Depp doesn’t feel he was boycotted by Hollywood amid legal trial: ‘I don’t feel much further need for Hollywood’
As the actor re-emerged on the big screen after three years, he has some mixed feelings. “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,” he replied, as per The Hollywood Reporter. “Of course, when you’re asked to resign from a film you’re doing because of something that’s merely a bunch of vowels and consonants floating in the air …” he trailed off. “Do I feel boycotted now? 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.” The actor was presumably referring to Fantastic Beasts prequels where he was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen after being asked to step down from the movie amid the trial.
He then continued, “I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood, because I don’t think about Hollywood. It’s a strange, funny time where everybody would love to be able to be themselves, but they can’t. They must fall in line with the person in front of them. If you want to live that life, I wish you the best.”
As per Variety, when asked about the mixed feelings people have about him attending Cannes Film Festival due to his legal battles with his former wife, he said, “What if one day they did not allow me — under no circumstances, no matter what — [that] I cannot go to McDonald’s for life because somewhere if you got them all in one room it’d be 39 angry people watching me eat a Big Mac on a loop just for fun. Who are they? Why do they care? Some kind of species, some tower of mashed potatoes, covering the light on their computer screen. Anonymous. With apparently less free time. I don’t think we should be worried. People should really think about what it’s all about. Really.”
He also addressed the media scrutiny amid the public legal trial. He said, “The majority of what you read is fantastically, horrifically written fiction. It’s like asking the question: ‘How are you doing?’ But the subtext is, ‘God, I hate you.'”
Meanwhile, the official synopsis of his upcoming movie reads, “Jeanne Vaubernier, a young working-class woman hungry for culture and pleasure, uses her intelligence and allure to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one. She becomes the favourite of King Louis XV who, unaware of her status as courtesan, regains through her his appetite for life. They fall madly in love. Against all propriety and etiquette, Jeanne moves to Versailles, where her arrival scandalizes the court.”
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