A humble and defensive Johnny Depp spoke at the Cannes press conference this morning for the film, the festival’s opening night. Barry’s Zone. Not only was he moved to standing ovation at the Grand Théâtre Lumière, but he also referred to the title after Amber Heard’s trial (without naming her), saying: “As far as I and my life As regards, most of what I read is awfully well written fiction.
Asked by Deadline if he still felt excluded by Hollywood, sentiments he expressed in an August 2021 Sunday Times interview, the three-time Oscar nominee replied:
“Did I feel like a Hollywood outcast? Well, you wouldn’t need a pulse to realize at that point: “None of this is happening, it’s just a weird joke, or I’ve been asleep for 35 years. Of course, when they ask you to stop making a film which is just a bunch of vowels and consonants floating in the air, you feel left out,” he said. -Declare.
“Do I feel excluded now? No, not at all. I don’t feel excluded by Hollywood because I don’t think about Hollywood. Myself, I don’t need Hollywood anymore.” I think it’s a very strange and funny time when everyone wants to be themselves but they can’t, they have to align, conform and if you want to lead this life, I’ll be on the other side ”
Barrie’s Joan was announced as the actor’s big-screen comeback film after a three-year hiatus as he battled ex-wife Amber Heard in court, winning a defamation suit against him last summer .
But Depp took issue with the “return” line.
“They use it as a kind of catchphrase. “The boy’s coming back.” Apparently, I had about 17 comebacks,” he said.
“I keep thinking about the word ‘comeback’ because I haven’t gone anywhere,” he continued. “Actually, I live about 45 minutes away, so yeah. Maybe, maybe people stopped calling. I don’t know what her fear was at that time. I didn’t go anywhere. I sat. So “Comeback” is almost like going out and tap dancing or something.
When asked by a reporter what he thought about the controversy surrounding his Cannes appearance, particularly those who didn’t want him here at the 76th edition, Depp replied: “And if they told me, So I can’t go to McDonald’s for the rest of my life.”. Because somewhere, if they’re all in the same room, 39 people have seen me gobbling up Big Macs over and over again. Who are they? Why do they care about certain species or towers of mashed potatoes covered in the light of a computer screen? anonymous”.
In Joan of Barry, Depp plays Louis XV, while filmmaker Maven plays his newly recruited mistress, Countess Jeanne du Barry.
The actor talked about Maiwen’s bravery in casting a non-French actor to play King Louis. The director noted that she had already dated some deceased French actors, but Depp found a discrepancy, not because of the time he lived in France, but because of his extensive knowledge of the country’s politics, art and cinema. Because of knowledge also. “He knew more about Louis Vieux than I did,” the filmmaker admitted.
Depp said, “I was surprised they cast me in the role.” Yes, I thought someone made a big mistake.
The actor said, “You might want to try a French guy like King Louis,” he thought about it for a second. I thought about it for a second. It was brave of him to choose a redneck from Kentucky…”
Depp later said that one of his biggest goals for the role was to portray Louis XV in such a way that viewers would forget he was on the big screen.
The actor said, “You have to find a way for the audience to forget who you are, whatever burdens you have… It was my biggest hope that the audience would forget who was in front of them.”
Off-screen, playing her rebellious main character Mauveen, she recently admitted in a television interview to assaulting Mediapart editor-in-chief Edvi Plennel, including pulling her hair back and stomping on her in a Paris restaurant. Spitting was involved.
“She’s openly anti-#MeToo and made a move to please her world, which is why she bragged about it on TV. You can see a kind of pride that resonates in that world.” ,” Plenell lashed out at Maven in a recent Variety interview about the controversy.