For the first time, Johnny speaks out on his casting of Grindelwald and defends J.K. Rowling.
After being criticized for the casting of Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie, Johnny finally spoke out to Entertainment Weekly. A few months ago, the creator of the Harry Potter universe herself, J.K. Rowling had defended Johnny’s casting as Grindeldwald, and just now it had been Johnny’s turn to defend J.K. Rowling’s comments about his casting.
J.K. had had justified Johnny’s inclusion in the film following allegations of physical abuse made by Johnny’s ex-wife Amber Heard. She issued a statement in December 2017 saying: “The film-makers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but [are] genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.”
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote the film, Johnny said:
“I’ll be honest … I felt bad for J.K. having to field all these various feelings from people out there … But ultimately, there is real controversy. The fact remains I was falsely accused … J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that’s why she has publicly supported me.”
A Chuckey woman who sent $750 to what she thought was a charitable foundation operated by actor Johnny Depp reported the suspected scam to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. The apparent swindle happened on March 2 and was reported Thursday.
The victim said that she accepted a friend request on Facebook “that stated they were Johnny Depp and had asked her to donate money to his foundation or charity,” Deputy Nakia Tweed said in a report.
She got two loans and sent a total of $750 to the foundation named by the person purporting to be Depp, the report said. The foundation address was unknown at the time the report was filed.
The victim was then contacted via Facebook Messenger and told that she had a $6,000 check coming to her home “and was asked to distribute the money to various locations in $1,000 increments,” the report said. The woman “was able to get approximately $2,000 sent without issue” and was then told to send the remainder of the money to an address in Florida, which was unknown at the time the report was filed.
She told deputies she was afraid to prosecute and only requested a report be put on file for her bank. She also filed a report with the Greeneville Police Department after attempting to transmit some of the money by Western Union, the report said.
“The identity of the person or persons that she had contact with by text and Facebook were unknown at this time,” the sheriff’s department report said.
Johnny’s featured in the latest Belgian February 24, 2018 issue of Le Soir Magazine. The article also features a brand new photoshoot and an interview, which was translated by Twitter user @JulieAndr6 and can be read here.
The magazine scans were taken by the wonderful Italian Johnny community IFOD. All credit goes to them! And thanks for scanning the article.
As already announced on Twitter, Johnny is featured in the latest GQ March 2018 issue in Germany. Since I’m fluent in both, English and German, I’ll be trying to translate the interview in English on the website on Sunday due to university studies. Stay tuned! For now enjoy the new photoshoot! I’m in love with it.
As I already mentioned on Twitter, Johnny, a brand new interview and a new photoshoot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for the Dior Sauvage 2018 campaign is featured in the InStyle Russia February 2018 issue. I uploaded the scans to the photo gallery. Note: I took the scans by myself, but I don’t like tagging photos. So, if you take them, please make sure to give credit. Thank you!
And I’m asking you for help: Does anyone speak Russian and English fluently and would be willing to translate the interview so I can repost it in English on the website? I’ll credit, of course. If so, feel free to contact me via mail debby [at] johnny-depp [dot] org or on out Twitter account @JDorg. Thank you so much in advance!
David Yates describes Amber Heard as taking a “pop” at Johnny Depp.
When Johnny Depp was first announced as the actor chosen to play villainous Gellert Grindelwald in the new Harry Potter franchise Fantastic Beasts, director David Yates was the very first person to defend the decision. Even as he revealed the news during a 2016 press junket, Yates said, in seeming reference to either Johnny’s highly publicized and nasty split from actress Amber Heard, or mixed reviews of his recent work:
“In this business, it’s a weird old business. You’re brilliant one week, people are saying odd things the next, you go up and down. But no one takes away your pure talent.”
Discontent over Johnny’s casting has only grown among the Potter fandom since the first movie was released—especially since his character was name-checked in the title of its sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Now, Yates is doubling down on his defense of Depp and tackling the Heard divorce head on.
“The studios sell a product and I became their product.” Exclusive interview with Johnny Depp for Numéro Homme
He’s one of the few great actors to have written their own destiny. Since becoming a household name at the age of 24, Johnny Depp has skilfully navigated the pitfalls of celebrity by forging his own path in ambitious auteur movies by the likes of Tim Burton and Jim Jarmusch. Numéro Homme sits down with the Hollywood icon – and face of Dior’s Sauvage fragrance – for an exclusive interview.
Numéro Homme: Which directors have had the biggest impact on you?
Johnny Depp: Tim Burton. When I met Tim I had just done Cry-Baby with John Waters. Before John I was on that TV show [21 Jump Street] and I was basically whatever they wanted to sell me as. The studios sell a product and I became their product. They dictated to people what I was and who I was. It wasn’t about me, it was about this image that had nothing to do with me, so I knew I was not on my road.
Strong international numbers, especially in China, have powered Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” past the $500 million at the global box office.
The fifth installment in the franchise opened at No. 1 at the domestic box office during what was the slowest Memorial Day Weekend in nearly two decades. In two weekends domestically, the movie has earned $114.6 million. That leaves the remaining $386.6 million to overseas earnings to reach its current worldwide sum, $501.2 million.
In China alone “Pirates 5” has made $142.6 million. Russia is the movie’s second highest grossing overseas territory with $30.5 million. Korea is in third with $17.9 million, while the U.K. and France round out the top five with $16.7 million and $15.2 million respectively.
The movie’s massive earnings have pushed Disney past $2 billion in international grosses for the year.
has released the synopsis of Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
revealing the fate of Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney’s popular franchise will return after five years with the fifth installment to narrate another exhilarating tale of Johnny Depp’s iconic character as he gears up to wage a battle with the ghostly Captain Salazer.
Bardem’s character will wreck havoc on the ill fated Captain Jack after he escapes from the Devil’s Triangle. The only hope for Jack is to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon, which seems an impossible task considering Jack’s current miserable condition.
The lord of the sea, who was once sailing on the legendary Black Pearl, is now helming a small, dilapidated ship named the Dying Gull. It appears he needs major support from his uneasy allies including Carina Smyth and Henry. It is still unclear whether Captain Hector Barbossa will play a friend or a foe to the crushed Jack.
The synopsis reads: “The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea — notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitiful small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.”
One attendee of New York Comic Con took cosplay to a whole new level. He dressed up as eleven of Johnny’s movie characters all at once! Check out the article and photo here.