Johnny Depp Says Hollywood Is 'Boycotting' Him
On 20th August 2021
Johnny Depp became a part of high profile libel case during his messy divorce process with wife Amber Heard and when The Sun labeled him 'wife-beater.' The 58-year old actor at the time vowed to clear his name and to not let this moment define his career and life. Now, in his recent interview, Depp also alleges that Hollywood is boycotting him because of his 'messy personal' life.
Johnny Depp believes he is being boycotted by Hollywood because of his 'messy' and 'unpleasant' situation.
In his latest movie Minamata, Depp stars as W Eugene Smith, a photographer who helped to expose a mercury poisoning scandal in Minamata in Japan.
The movie is yet to be released in the US, despite being out in every other territory.
In an interview to The Sunday Times, the star talked about his new movie: "We looked these 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."
He then added: "Some films touch people. 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?"
In fact, only a few weeks back, director Andrew Lewis accused MGM of 'burying' the flick because of the ongoing problems in Depp's personal life.
In an open letter, Lewis said that he believed the studio was worried that Depp's personal issues would somehow reflect negatively upon them.
The director further added that the studio had a 'moral obligation' to release the movie, adding that MGM needs to explain 'why you think an actor's personal life is more important than their dead children'.
MGM has already announced that the movie is set to be released but the date is yet to be made official.
Johnny Depp's life took a messy turn when he got involved in a high-profile libel case after one newspaper called him a 'wife beater' while his relationship with Amber Heard was going through a sour patch.
Depp lost his libel case last year but he vowed to fight back and make his name clean.
Taking to Instagram, he said:
The surreal judgement of the court in the UK will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal.
My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false.
My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time."