Hollywood star Johnny Depp is speaking for the first time about Hollywood boycotting him since losing his libel suit against News Group Newspapers in 2018 after The Sun called him a “wife-beater” following allegations made against him by his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Actor in a new interview speaking with The Sunday Times, the actor said he’s had a “surreal five years” since being accused of abuse by Amber Heard. The actor starred in the new movie Minamata. In the film, Depp plays real-life photographer W. Eugene Smith, who documented the mercury poisoning of Japanese villagers in the early 1970s. He implied that the film is not getting the attention it deserves due to his own personal troubles.
Minimata premiered Friday in the U.K. and Ireland, but its U.S. release has yet to be announced. Johnny Depp was also forced to depart the Fantastic Beasts franchise after losing his libel case. “looked those people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative. That the film would be respectful. I believe that we’ve kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs.”
“Some films touch people,” the actor continued. “And this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?”
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