Johnny Depp is going through a slack period caused by scandals, including his much-discussed separation from his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The actor believes he is boycotted by the industry and attacks Hollywood to justify his situation.
A great star in the midst of a shipwreck
In the 2000s, Johnny Depp was a top notch star in the Hollywood jungle. Very popular as Jack Sparrow at Disney, he also signed collaborations with his sidekick Tim Burton, shot for Michael Mann and for Terry Gilliam. No one could imagine that a big decade later he would be down the drain. Some choices did not help him artistically but there are also personal problems. Plagued by financial problems, he is also accused by his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for being violent towards him. The case goes very badly, with the shadow of the #MeToo movement in the background. The actor denies and even tries to prove that his former companion was also violent. It’s been a good time that Johnny Depp has been making headlines more than those in the news.
Its fall has been confirmed more than ever with Disney who wants to reboot Pirates of the Caribbean without him, and with his ousting from the next movie Fantastic Beasts. We don’t know if we’ll see him headlining a big production again, or even what his career will look like in the next few years. It is perhaps towards more confidential / less expensive productions that he will be able to return to the top. What he begins to do, precisely, with Minamata, the next feature film in which he appears. This biopic on photographer William Eugene Smith must have a release date, in the United States and then also in France. Astonishing, since the feature film is owned by MGM, a big machine capable of releasing it a priori when it wants.
Johnny Depp delivers his vision
In an interview given to Sunday Times, the actor argued that he was right now “boycotted“by Hollywood and that his presence in the casting prevented the film from being released.
We have looked these people in the eye and told them that we will not exploit their story. That the film will be respectful. I think we have kept our commitment, and others must now keep theirs.
All this for what ? For Hollywood boycotting me? Because a man, an actor, has found himself in a complicated situation in recent years?
He estimates that the media played a big role in its loss of popularity by siding with Amber Heard. Johnny Depp tried to defend himself by attacking The Sun for libel but the lawsuit was lost. Even if we will not venture to designate who is guilty in their marital history, we simply notice that the actress does not undergo such harsh treatment when she is also accused. The quarrel between the two is not yet over and the career of Johnny Depp will hardly be able to restart before an end point is put to this thorny issue.