Last year, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp claimed that he was being blacklisted by the industry after losing a libel case over an article that dubbed him a “wife-beater.”
According to Variety, in a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star discussed Hollywood’s treatment of him as well as the state of his picture ‘Minamata’ in the United States. “Some films have an impact on individuals, and this has an impact on those in ‘Minamata’ as well as people who have had comparable experiences… And, above all, for the Hollywood boycott of me? Over the years, has it been one man, one performer in an uncomfortable and complicated situation? “he stated
For the uninitiated, Depp lost a libel action against British tabloid The Sun last year, after the publication referred to him as a “wife abuser” in a piece about him and his ex-wife Amber Heard. The court decided that the paper’s article was substantially true,’ and that 12 of the 14 alleged incidences of domestic violence had occurred, according to the judge. In March of this year, Depp lost a plea to get the High Court ruling overturned.
Following the incident, Warner Bros. pulled the actor from the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise, replacing him with Mads Mikkelsen in the character of the wicked wizard Grindelwald.
Despite the difficulties around him, Depp remains optimistic.
He continued, “Moving towards where I need to be to make all of that… to bring things to light.”
Returning to his film, ‘Minamata,’ which had its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February but has yet to be released in the United States.