“I’m kept at a distance in Hollywood,” says Johnny Depp (58). In an interview with The Sunday Times, he says he is being boycotted.
The actor is currently promoting his new movie Minamata. But, unfortunately, it will only be released in the United Kingdom, not yet the United States. And it was a long wait for the release because film company MGM did not want to venture into a film with Depp. Much to the annoyance and dissatisfaction of Depp himself.
“The Hollywood boycott… well. I’m just looking ahead and will make sure the truth comes out. He has already been credited as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and banned from playing Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series.
In recent months, Johnny Depp has been in the news because of the lawsuit he filed against The Sun. He sued the British tabloid after calling him a “wife-beater” because Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard insisted he beat and assaulted her. Twice, the actor lost this case in the United Kingdom. Depp has now filed a case in the US against his ex to prove his point.
Yet not the entire film world has written him off. The Spanish film festival San Sebastian Fest organisers recently decided to give Depp a lifetime achievement award in September. However, the decision also met with protest.