Hi everyone! It's been a while since I wrote on here, but I keep checking back every now and again to get the latest news on Johnny and also the lawsuits. Thank you everyone for being a reliable, level-headed community,
Hi, FlowerBySea. So nice to see you again. I found your post particularly touching as we, on the Zone, find ourselves hurtling toward one hundred (!) pages on this thread, The Lawsuits Thread, chronicling perhaps the most (IMHO) defining period of Johnny Depp’s astonishing life (to date, anyway). Thanks, in abundance, to our Administrators and Moderators who are ALWAYS here - assisting with the most mundane of technical issues and, most importantly, ensuring your lovely compliment remains true and deserved, oftentimes in spite of ourselves (and I readily include myself as one of those “almost off the rails” contributors more often than I care to admit).
hollyberry wrote:I know it's trivial in the grand scheme of things but if there's one thing that makes me mad is I'm absolutely furious that Heard is practically responsible for the box office failure of Alice Through The Looking Glass.
I loved these quirky and sweet natured takes on Carroll's books. I thought Johnny gave two of his best and most underrated performances in them. And I loved his chemistry with Mia. Mia herself stated that she was open to a third film, and there were a lot of fans on the Internet who wanted to finally see a happy ending for Alice and the Hatter.
But then Heard chose to open her mouth. Cue a campaign, #imwithamber, to boycott AttLG, and the result was the film flopped. Heard cost Johnny more than Captain Jack.
How I wish I could see what those well meaning but utterly misled campaigners are thinking now.
I agree with you, hollyberry. I, too, love Hatter and believe Heard’s actions are surely responsible for ATTLG’s collapse. The bottom line is, I have been truly mesmerized by nearly everything he’s done - if not the film, his performance - who would think Wilmot, Wonka, Roux, Whitey, and Richard were portrayed by the same actor???
You are so right to say, “Heard cost Johnny more than Captain Jack.”
When I start to try to think it through, I really can’t do justice to the reach of the repercussions Johnny has endured. Time - precious years - lost; health compromised - his hand, forever and who knows what else when he’s been physically battered repeatedly for years (his right eye and nose seem permanently damaged); career derailed; completed films buried - with apparently no official accounting for scattered box-office profits; studio confidence - eroded (what I wouldn’t give to have Warner Brothers have the guts to do the right thing and fire Heard; ditto for CBS and “The Stand”. No explanation required.); reputation tarnished - with the tabloid media and their somewhat “reputable” - but just as cowardly - glossy-covered counterparts continuing to run side by side in the slander gutter where JD is concerned; on and on . . .
BUT, he is staying true to himself and moving forward. He is looking happier than he has in years. HV’s album - not normally my cup of tea - is incredible! He continues to surprise us with new projects (the “Kreka” doc, e.g.). He has stated outright he’d love “to conquer” the piano! He’s stepping out of his comfort zone (or the remnants of one) and actually (once again - fifth time?) attending the revered Venice Film Festival - including the promos, no less! I’ll admire him forever, and then some. And continue to invoke the intervention of higher powers to remind his attorney to include, above all, a request for a PRO vs Heard as part of their demands in the defamation suit.