Brie Larson talks about watching Johnny Depp’s film at Cannes Movie Competition

Brie Larson was stunned to be requested if she would watch Jeanne du Barry, starring Johnny Depp, at this yr’s Cannes Movie Competition. The actor, who’s on the competition’s jury, doesn’t should see the movie because it’s out of competitors. Larson responded to the query by saying, “You’re asking me that? I’m sorry, I don’t perceive the correlation or why me particularly.” When reminded of her position as a “vocal advocate for Time’s Up and MeToo,” she replied, “You’ll see, I suppose, if I’ll see it. And I don’t know the way I’ll really feel about it if I do.”

In Jeanne du Barry, Depp portrays King Louis XV. This marks the actor’s first characteristic efficiency in three years and follows his defamation case victory in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard final yr. Larson was beforehand on the now-dissolved advisory board of Time’s Up, an anti-harassment group that was based through the peak of the MeToo motion.

Thierry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Movie Competition, beforehand defended the choice to open this yr’s occasion with Jeanne du Barry. Chatting with Selection, Fremaux mentioned, “I don’t see Maïwenn’s movie as a controversial alternative in any respect, as a result of if Johnny Depp had been banned from working it will have been completely different, however that’s not the case.” He continued, “We solely know one factor, it’s the justice system and I believe he received the authorized case. However the film isn’t about Johnny Depp.”

Competing for the competition’s principal Palme d’Or prize are Wes Anderson’s Asteroid Metropolis, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone Of Curiosity, and Jessica Hausner’s Membership Zero. Outdoors of the competitors, Martin Scorsese’s subsequent movie Killers Of The Flower Moon and Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Future will even premiere on the competition.

Brie Larson was stunned to be requested about Johnny Depp’s opening movie: “You’re asking me that? I’m sorry, I don’t perceive the correlation or why me particularly.” #Cannes

— Selection (@Selection) May 16, 2023