Johnny Depp reveals his emotions while watching new movie Jeanne du Barry received a seven-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (May 16).
The French-language film directed by Maïwenn caused controversy when it was chosen to open this year’s film festival.
“Johnny Depp was in tears as #Cannes2023 gave him a seven-minute round of applause at the premiere of ‘Jeanne du Barry,'” Ramin Setoodeh, Co-Editor-in-Chief Diversitytweeted from the French Riviera event along with a video.
In the clip, Depp, 59, puts his hand to his face before hugging the director.
Cannes director Thierry Fremaux has received backlash for Depp’s decision to open the festival with a film by his ex-wife Amber Heard in a highly publicized defamation trial last year.
Depp ultimately won the trial after a jury found that Heard defamed him by insinuating that he abused her in 2018. Washington Post op-ed.
“We only know one thing, which is the justice system and I think he won the case,” Fremaux said in response to the criticism.
Jeanne DuBarry tells the story of King Louis XV’s mistress Jeanne Vaubernier. Director Maïwenn – who also stars in the film – was also embroiled in controversy after admitting to assaulting a journalist.
media The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel filed a complaint with the police on March 7, alleging Maïwenn spat in his face while he was dining at a restaurant.
“I don’t know Maïwenn, I’ve never met her. I wouldn’t be able to recognize her,” Plenel said Diversity on Tuesday, adding: “This aggression causes more shock than anything else.”
Meanwhile, Cannes judge Brie Larson was surprised when a journalist asked her for her thoughts on Jeanne du Barry festival opening.
Depp hasn’t been cast in a major US film since his 2018 lawsuit against Sun, which he lost after a UK court ruled that the tabloid’s depiction of him as a “wife beater” was “basically correct”.