Johnny Depp, one of Hollywood’s most popular actors, says he feels the film industry is boycotting him because his latest film Minamata is yet to be released in the United States.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the actor described his recent legal situation, life turmoil and acting career. Depp accused his ex-wife, Amber Heard, of domestic violence, calling his fall from “Hollywood goodwill” the absurdity of media mathematics.
“Some movies touch people and it affects people in Minamata and people who experience similar things,” Depp said of the film, which was directed by Andrew Levitas, who helped expose the devastating effects of Mercury poisoning on American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. Coastal communities in Japan in the 1970s.
“And for anything … because Hollywood expelled me? Has a man, an actor, been in an awkward and confusing situation for the past few years?” He added.
The interview suggests Caribbean pirates The star’s first media interaction after losing a defamation suit against the British tabloid The Sun, referring to the actor as a “wife-beater” in an article about him and his ex-wife Hurd.
Last year, the court found the content of its article published to be “substantial truth,” and the judge found that 12 of the 14 allegations of domestic violence had occurred.
Following the court ruling, Depp, 58, quit his lead role in the Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts franchise, but MGM halted Minamata’s US release.
“(We) looked those people in the eye and promised that we would not exploit them. The film will be respectable. I believe we will put an end to our bargaining, but those who come later must continue on their own,” Depp said of the film’s delay.
“He’s going towards where I need to go to bring things to light,” he said.
However, the actor is gaining some support in the global film industry, with the decision to honor San Sebastian Film Festival Depp with their highest award, the Donostia Award, which “recognizes the best work for the film. The world.”
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic also celebrates Depp and “recognizes and pays tribute to the actor’s extensive career and lasting legacy on the film industry worldwide.”