Category: Interviews

Johnny Depp selling 10,000 paintings

Over at Never Fear Truth .com, Johnny Depp is now selling 10,000 unique non-fungible tokens from Johnny Depp’s paintings of friends, family and personal heroes under the collection name “Never Fear Truth.”

The portraits, developed from original artwork by Depp and then embellished and animated, include Johnny himself, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Hunter S. Thompson, Heath Ledger, daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Tim Burton, Johnny’s late dog Mooh and a fictional character created by his son called Bunnyman.

They are painted in a style mix of pop and street art. It’s Pop Art with feeling.

You can pay only with the cryptocurrency Ethereum. 25% will be donated to charities Johnny Depp is supporting.

“I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire. My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”

For Johnny Depp there has always been art. Before acting, and before music, art has always been an important outlet for his creativity. While his acting skills are obviously the foundation of his fame, the recent reception to his music with Hollywood Vampires has encouraged him, and emboldened him, to share his art.

Listen to the full interview here:

Johnny Will Be Back for Fantastic Beasts 3

Johnny confirmed he will be back as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3.

As the title reveals, Johnny has just confirmed that he will reprise his villainous role as Gellert Grindelwald in the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film series.

As you probably already know (and can’t await!) the second film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be released on November 16, but producers are clearly already looking ahead to the next film in J.K. Rowling’s latest wizarding movie series. Johnny confirmed his involvement in the as-yet-untitled third film in a new interview, telling Collider that he and his fellow castmates will begin production on Fantastic Beasts 3 ‘in the middle of next year’. The actor said he relished the challenge of playing a villain in a fictional realm where ‘the possibilities… are wide open, so you can really try anything.’

Johnny Speaks Out on His Grindelwald Casting

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.”

The Making of “Murder on the Orient Express” – New Footage

Now that Murder on the Orient Express has officially been released for digital purchase, iTunes published another short footage of Kenneth Branagh revealing exclusive material regarding the making-of. The clip shortly features Johnny in an interview. Check it out below.

GQ March 2018 Magazine Scans

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.

InStyle Russia February 2018 Issue – Magazine Scans

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!

Info About New Hollywood Vampires Album

Alice Cooper says he, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry have written “a lot of new material” for their blistering new Vampires album, coming out in June.

The Vampires, Johnny, Joe, and Alice, started out as a tribute band, but this summer they are releasing an album featuring all-new, original, hard rock songs.

Alice Cooper announced to AZ Central, he, Johnny and Joe are recording their new Hollywood Vampires album from December 10 until February 26. That’s the space of time between Alice Cooper’s Pudding Concert and Alice’s return to his Paranormal Tour.

“I would imagine in that time that we’ll be going over to L.A. to record with the Vampires, because the Vampires, I think, are gonna go out in June.”

Alice Cooper described the album to AZ Central as a very hard rock album. Considering Johnny Depp and Joe Perry are providing two guitars as a strong backup for shock rocker Alice Cooper, that should be no surprise.

“It’s gonna be a hard-rock album. I know that. A very hard-rock album. Knowing those guys, their pedigree is hard rock. Joe Perry, Johnny and myself, we’re all sort of classic rock guys. So I think the songs will have a modern tinge to them but they’ll be pretty much classic guitar rock.”

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