Johnny Depp and castmates obtain 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes

Johnny Depp and castmates obtain 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes

Johnny Depp and his castmates obtained a seven-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in the course of the screening of the French-language movie “Jeanne du Barry.” Videos on social media show Depp becoming teary-eyed in the course of the reward. 

Depp made international headlines final 12 months throughout his authorized battle in opposition to his ex-wife Amber Heard, who he sued final 12 months, saying an op-ed she wrote about being a sufferer of abuse was defamation, although the column didn’t title him. The weekslong trial was extremely publicized and every occasion testified in graphic element about alleged abuse they suffered. In the tip, the jury awarded Depp $10.35 million and Heard $2 million. 

During a panel for the movie in Cannes, Depp said he’s conscious of the controversy that follows him. “We’re right here to speak a couple of movie, but it surely’s like asking a query, ‘How are you doing?’ But what’s beneath within the subtext is ‘God I hate you,'” he mentioned. 

“The majority of what you’ve got been studying for the final 5 or 6 years with reference to me and my life, nearly all of what you learn is fantastically, horrifically written fiction,” he mentioned. 

Cannes Film Festival 2023. Jeanne du Barry Photocall
American actor Johnny Depp at Cannes Film Festival 2023. Jeanne du Barry Photocall. Cannes (France), May seventeenth, 2023

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During the authorized battle in opposition to Heard, who counter-sued Depp, the actor mentioned he misplaced appearing jobs and cash due to the op-ed she wrote. He mentioned Disney dropped him from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, through which he starred as Jack Sparrow. Heard’s lawyer argued that occurred earlier than the op-ed was printed. 

At the panel for “Jeanne du Barry,” which Depp’s manufacturing firm IN.2 Film helped produce, Depp mentioned he does not really feel boycotted by Hollywood – as a result of he does not take into consideration Hollywood. 

“It’s a wierd, humorous time the place all people would love to have the ability to be themselves, however they cannot. They should fall in step with the individual in entrance of them. If you wish to dwell that life, I want you the most effective,” he mentioned, including he isn’t carried out with appearing. 

The star’s look at Cannes obtained combined reactions. While he obtained the prolonged standing ovation and fans cheered for him on the purple carpet, others opposed the reward. 

Some folks used the hashtag #CannesYouNot to indicate displeasure along with his presence due to the controversial authorized battle in opposition to Heard, who some felt was wronged. 

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