Following a standing ovation that brought him to tears at the film’s world premiere the night prior, Depp bailed on the chance to discuss his attempted comeback and the controversy that has engulfed his career in recent years. Where’s Johnny? In a normal year at the Cannes Film Festival, the premiere of a warmly received French period drama would be followed by a decidedly understated press conference, with director and stars patiently lined up to discuss the work’s…
Where’s Johnny? In a normal year at the Cannes Film Festival, the premiere of a warmly received French period drama would be followed by a decidedly understated press conference, with director and stars patiently lined up to discuss the work’s creation for the international media. But that’s not how it goes down when the film happens to star Johnny Depp, one of the world’s biggest celebrities in the midst of an attempted career reboot following several years of damaging and divisive scandal.
On the first full day of screenings Wednesday at the world’s most prestigious film festival, the hottest ticket in town was nonetheless the press conference for the prior night’s opening film, Jeanne du Barry
, starring Depp as King Louis XV and the director Maïwenn as his favored mistress. But as the film’s director and cast walked into the hall for the briefing, a deflating feeling swept through the room as Depp was conspicuously absent. headtopics.com
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Johnny Depp marks celebrity comeback with Cannes opening film
Johnny Depp seemed back in full celebrity mode on Tuesday, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans before the premiere of the Cannes Film Festival’s opening film ‘Jeanne du Barry,’ which marks the actor’s first major role since his high-profile defamation trial. Read more >>
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