A new picture of Johnny Depp and Maïwenn on the set of “La Favorite” was posted by lejdd.fr, by Stephanie Branchu. Madame Du Barry (Maïwenn) is officially presented at the court of Louis XV (Johnny Depp).
Jeanne Du Barry (scheduled for release in 2023) will focus mainly on the courtesan’s relationship with Louis XV without sticking completely to great history. Because it was necessary to find the look of a filmmaker, Maïwenn opted for radical choices. “Purists may criticize me, I’m preparing for it, but I completely assume the angle I’ve chosen. A good film is above all a work that respects the obsession of its director and who dares to add lyricism, poetry and even humor.
Maïwenn had initially thought of two French actors for the role, but, after their refusal, a friend had advised her to list her dreams. “I wanted someone complex, both beautiful and destructive. And above all a personality that makes you want to bow as soon as you enter a room. She immediately thought of Johnny Depp and simply emailed her agent. A fortnight later, she had an appointment in London with the star. “Everything went very well: I felt he was generous, passionate, and he loves our country immensely. The Covid put the project aside; when he got back on track, Johnny was still there. »
“What impressed me the most was his expressiveness: in scenes without dialogue, his face showed a lot of emotion”