Johnny Depp has denied feeling boycotted by Hollywood after going through abuse allegations from his ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor, who stars in Jeanne du Barry, returned to characteristic movies and confronted questions throughout a press convention on the Cannes Movie Competition. Depp commented on his departure from the Implausible Beasts franchise in 2020 as a result of abuse accusations, stating that one “feels boycotted” when requested to resign over allegations. Nonetheless, he clarified that he doesn’t take into consideration Hollywood and that it’s a unusual time the place folks can’t be themselves. When requested about attending Cannes regardless of his authorized points, Depp in contrast it to being banned from McDonald’s and criticised media protection of his defamation trial towards Heard. Thierry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Movie Competition, defended the choice to open the competition with Jeanne du Barry, which options Depp taking part in King Louis XV.
The opening presence of Depp on the competition has led to criticisms of Cannes on-line for supporting predators.