Johnny Depp has denied feeling boycotted by Hollywood following abuse allegations from his ex-wife Amber Heard. Talking at a press convention in the course of the Cannes Movie Pageant on Might 17, the actor addressed his elimination from the Unbelievable Beasts franchise in 2020. “Did I really feel boycotted by Hollywood? You’d must not have a pulse to really feel like, ‘No. None of that is occurring. It’s a bizarre joke,’” stated Depp. “If you’re requested to resign from a movie you’re doing due to one thing that’s merely a perform of vowels and consonants floating within the air, sure, you’re feeling boycotted.”
Regardless of this, he urged that he didn’t take into consideration Hollywood, including: “It’s an odd, humorous time the place all people would love to have the ability to be themselves, however they’ll’t. They have to fall according to the individual in entrance of them. If you wish to reside that life, I want you one of the best.”
Depp additionally criticised media protection of his defamation trial in opposition to Heard. The actor returned to the large display screen along with his portrayal of King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry. Thierry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Movie Pageant, defended the choice to open with the movie, stating: “The film isn’t about Johnny Depp.”
The competition confronted criticism for “supporting predators” after Depp’s look.