One of the most popular stars of Hollywood, Johnny Depp said he feels that he is “being boycotted by the film industry” in his recent interview with The Sunday Times, where he detailed his current legal situation and the status of his new movie “Minamata.”
Depp said that his last five years have gone weird after being accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife Amber Heard, and called his fall in hollywood “stupidity of media mathematics.”
Johnny Depp further said that.
“Some films touch people. And this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?”
Minamata is directed by Andrew Levitas in which Johnny Depp stars as W Eugene Smith – an American Photojournalist who helped expose the disastrous consequences of mercury poisoning caused by industrial pollution and contamination by a Japanese Chemical Company in the 1970s.
Also this interview marks his first after he losed a libel case against British Tabloid “The Sun,” who called him a “wife-beater” in an article, last year. The court found that the content of the article is “substantially true” and 12 out of 14 so-called domestic violence incidents had occurred.
Depp added, “moving towards where I need to go to make all that … to bring things to light.”
However, he didn’t lose all of his supporters and is also finding some support in the global film industry as the San Sebastian Film Festival is awarding Johnny Depp with a lifetime award which recognises “outstanding contributions to the film world.”.
Johnny Depp also also expressed gratitudec to his loyal fans,
“They have always been my employers. They are all our employers. They buy tickets, merchandise. They made all of those studios rich, but they forgot that a long time ago. I certainly haven’t. I’m proud of these people, because of what they are trying to say, which is the truth.
The truth they’re trying to get out since it doesn’t in more mainstream publications. It’s a long road that sometimes gets clunky. Sometimes just plain stupid. But they stayed on the ride with me and it’s for them I will fight. Always, to the end. Whatever it may be.”