The American star, Johnny Depp, apparently regained the luster of fame, as he was seen taking pictures with his fans and leaving his signature on them before the premiere of his movie (John de Barry) at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, in his first major role since the defamation case he filed. On his ex-wife, Amber Heard, who attracted the attention of the world.
Depp’s fans in the French city on the Riviera held banners reading “Congratulations, Johnny” and “We’re sorry.”
Johnny Depp arriving at Cannes Film Festival and heading directly towards the crowd to take pictures and sign autograps ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VknKAAEDRQ— 🌷 (@ohmyjohnnydepp) May 16, 2023
The opening of the Cannes Festival witnessed a distinguished appearance by a large group of stars, such as Mads Mikkelsen and John K. Riley and Helen Mirren, who dyed her hair blue, according to Reuters.
Depp plays in the movie (John de Barry) the role of the French King Louis XV.
The film is directed by Maywen Le Pescot, known as Maywen, and in it, she also plays the role of “du Barry”, the concubine of the French king, who climbs the social ladder and becomes his favorite.
There was a standing ovation for Johnny Depp at Cannes Film Festival.— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 17, 2023
The festival opened with a red carpet arrivals event, followed by a screening of a new film in which Mr Depp plays King Louis XVhttps://t.co/8xyWy2cBPY pic.twitter.com/FwWLwaBKPv
Critics highlighted the attractiveness of the film, which received funding from the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation in Saudi Arabia within a total budget estimated at $22.4 million, but pointed out its lack of rhythm.
The French-language film, which has yet to be released in North America, marks the beginning of the return of Depp, the star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, who has appeared in a handful of films since his trial ended in June 2022.
An American jury awarded Depp an almost complete victory in the defamation and domestic violence battle that he fought with his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, and ruled that he be awarded compensation of more than ten million dollars.