During his visit at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his film “Jeanne du Barry,” actor Johnny Depp said that he had “no further need for Hollywood.”
After the premiere of his French film, directed by Mawenn, in which Depp portrays King Louis XV and talks in French, the actor met with the press to address questions. “Jeanne du Barry” is Depp’s first film since the 2020 release “Minamata.”
Depp was recently in the news for suing his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, for defamation. Heard claimed Depp mistreated her, which Depp claimed affected his ability to get employment. In the lawsuit, the jury generally agreed with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, paying him $10.35 million last June, while Heard received $2 million in a counterclaim.
Heard supporters have questioned Depp’s attendance at the film festival, initiating the #CannesYouNot social media campaign. The 59-year-old actor, on the other hand, did not seem to be bothered by the criticism or his image in the profession.
“I don’t feel like I’m being boycotted by Hollywood because I don’t think about Hollywood,” Depp said. “It’s a bizarre, amusing period when everyone wishes they could be themselves but can’t. They must follow the person in front of them. I wish you the best if you choose to live that life.”
Depp said that he is focused on marketing his new picture and the acting process, and that he has no plans to leave the industry.
“I’ve had about 17 comebacks, apparently,” Depp said. “I keep thinking about the word ‘comeback,’ because I never went anywhere.” In fact, I’m just about 45 minutes away.”