In a new interview, Johnny Depp alleges that he is being “boycotted by Hollywood” because of his recent contentious court fight with ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp made the claim in an interview with the Sunday Times, which covered his career and his most recent work in the historical drama Minamata.
The film, which was recently released in the United Kingdom, has yet to be released in the United States, which Depp claims is due to his real-life legal drama, including the libel lawsuit he filed against British tabloid The Sun in 2018 over their coverage of allegations that he assaulted and abused Heard.
Here’s what Depp had to say about the whole situation:
“We looked these people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative,” Depp said in the interview. “That the film would be respectful. I believe that we’ve kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs.”
“Some films touch people,” Depp continued. “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?”
“But, you know, I’m moving towards where I need to go to make all that… To bring things to light,” Depp added.