Basking within the applause. Johnny Depp was stunned after receiving a standing ovation through the 2023 Cannes Movie Competition.
The 59-year-old actor — who hasn’t attended a purple carpet photocall since his 2022 authorized battle with ex-wife Amber Heard — appeared to carry again tears on Tuesday, Might 16, after he and the remainder of the Jeanne Du Barry solid got a seven-minute applause through the film’s premiere.
The Kentucky native, who performs King Louis XV within the movie, was greeted with an awesome quantity of affection from followers within the South of France when he arrived, in line with Selection.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star was seen interacting with the gang outdoors the Palais, a few of whom carried indicators in assist of Depp. He exchanged pleasantries with the followers for a full 5 minutes earlier than strolling the purple carpet, per the outlet.
The Hollywood Reporter famous that one fan’s signal learn “Viva Johnny” whereas others shouted his identify on repeat as he signed autographs and took selfies.
Regardless of the fanfare outdoors, Depp appeared stunned by the viewers’s appreciation of Jeanne Du Barry, which kicked off the annual movie pageant’s opening evening. The Oscar nominee was noticed waving to the moviegoers from the balcony within the theater amid the extended ovation.
The Edward Scissorhands actor’s arrival at Cannes marked his inaugural occasion since making headlines for his messy cut up from Heard, 37, and his subsequent 2022 defamation lawsuit towards the Aquaman actress.
Depp sued Heard — whom he was married to from 2015 to 2017 — in 2019 after she known as herself a sufferer of home violence in an op-ed for The Washington Put up. Whereas the Zombieland actress didn’t point out the Nightmare on Elm Road actor by identify, Depp filed a lawsuit towards her claiming she slandered his identify with the piece.
The exes went to court docket in 2022 and proceeded to say throughout their respective testimonies that the opposite was abusive amid their marriage. In June of that 12 months, a jury dominated in Depp’s favor and ordered Heard to pay him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The Texas native, for her half, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
Each events later filed appeals to overturn the decision, however in December 2022 they settled the lawsuit.
“After quite a lot of deliberation, I’ve made a really tough resolution to settle the defamation case introduced towards me by my ex-husband in Virginia,” Heard wrote in an Instagram assertion on the time. “It’s necessary for me to say that I by no means selected this. I defended my fact and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed.”
She added: “This isn’t an act of concession. There are not any restrictions or gags with respect to my voice transferring ahead.”
Following the controversial trial, Depp’s look at Cannes raised eyebrows with some who argued that his presence on the pageant despatched the flawed message. The Unbelievable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actor, nonetheless, wasn’t the one member of the Jeanne Du Barry group who obtained detrimental press forward of Cannes.
The film’s director and star, Maïwenn, who portrays Louis XV’s final mistress, Jeanne Du Barry, made waves in Might after she confessed to spitting within the face of Mediapart journal’s editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel three months prior. Maïwenn reportedly walked as much as Plenel at a restaurant, grabbed him by the hair and spit in his face after his journal revealed a report that a number of girls had accused her ex-husband Luc Besson, of rape. Plenel has since sued the director over the incident.