Johnny Depp ‘Needed the Work’ as Moonperson

And here’s Johnny! MTV’s Video Music Awards 2022 featured brief cameos from Johnny DeppSunday, August 28.

After performances from Fergie LizzoA NASA astronaut was seen hanging from a ceiling at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey. Inside the helmet was a screen where a hologram of Depp’s head appeared.

“You know what? I needed the work,” he said before the first award of the night was given out.

He appeared again about 45 minutes later to add, “Hey VMAs, let’s get back to the f–king music, shall we?”

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It was the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s first public appearance in the U.S. since his defamation case against Amber HeardHe was married to, from 2015 to 2017.

The Edward Scissorhands Actor sued the AquamanActress for $50 million in damages, claiming she was the victim of a 2018 fraud Washington PostHeard’s opinion piece on domestic violence that he wrote damaged his career, reputation and career. Heard stated that she was a victim to domestic violence, but did not mention Depp.

On June 1, a jury awarded $10,000,000 in compensatory damages. Fear and Loathing in Las VegasActor as well as $5 Million in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damage for her counterclaim against the husband. After the amount was reduced by a Virginia law that caps punitive damages, Texas native Heard will only have to pay $10.35million.

A source was revealed following the verdict Us WeeklyYou can find theDrive AngryThe actress wanted to appeal the decision.

“She is 100 percent appealing on freedom of speech and is telling friends she is determined to take it all the way to the Supreme Court if she has to,” the insider said at the time. “She is not able to comprehend that she lost.”

However, the appeal hasn’t stopped Depp from celebrating. Within a week of his courtroom victory, Depp launched a TikTok Account. “To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have all walked the same path together. We did the right things together because we cared. And now, we will all move forward together,” Depp said in the TikTok video on June 7.

The Sweeney Todd star continued in the caption, “You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. Thank you. My love & respect, JD.”

Depp has been playing shows with pals and working on music since then. Jeff Beck overseas. The couple made an album.

“I’m gonna take this opportunity and tell you I met this guy five years ago, and we’ve never stopped laughing since,” Beck reportedly told the audience at a June show. “We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened.” Their joint effort, titled 18, was recorded in 2020, and released in July.

In the wake of his court case, there is speculation that Depp will make a comeback to the theater. Fantastic Beasts franchise. He was asked for his resignation. Mads MikkelsenDepp stepped in to fill the role. The Danish actor wondered if Depp would be able to reprise the role.

Mikkelsen, 56 was asked to replace the troubled actor during a performance at the Sarajevo Film Festival, August 15. “It was very intimidating,” the HannibalDuring a panel. “Obviously, well, now the course has changed. He won the [law]suit — the court [case] — so let’s see if he comes back. He might. I’m a big fan of Johnny. I think he’s an amazing actor, I think he did a fantastic job.”

However, no announcements have been made about a fourth. Fantastic BeastsFilm has not been made yet.