“I certainly wouldn’t complain about it ever”: Johnny Depp Opens Up on His “Weird” Hollywood Life After the Life-Changing Trial Against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp opens up about his life after defamation trial against Amber Heard.

Amber Heard, Johnny Depp In The Rum Diary

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  • Johnny Depp gave a rare interview inside his home to share how his life had been after the trial.
  • The actor revealed he sort of felt "cut off" from the world now and it gives him a "weird" feeling.
  • Regardless, he does not feel boycotted by Hollywood as he claimed he never thought one bit of it.
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Johnny Depp has had a tumultuous life over the past few years due to his court battle against ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor, known for his iconic films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts, led a quiet, low-key life after the trial and somehow felt cut off from the world.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary (2011)

Heard, on the other hand, moved to Spain with her daughter to turn over a new leaf. Even with all the settlements done, the damage remained the same and left a huge scar on both of them.

Johnny Depp Reflects On His Life Post-Trial Against Amber Heard

During a rare interview inside his house, actor Johnny Depp shared a candid response on how his life had been ever since the defamation trial. He played King Louis XV in the French movie Jeanne du Barry, and somehow, he found some resemblance between his life and the film (via People):

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It resonates just in the sense that this guy, within his circle, let’s say, within his world, he had to be available kind of at all times. And yet he was, in a sense, hidden away and living his life that way. So the layers between him and the real world, they start to get thicker and weirder.”

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Johnny Depp via CBS News

Depp had always lived in the public eye since he was 21 years old after starring in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. He’s pretty much used to the paparazzi and the chaos of Hollywood. After the court battle, the actor started to feel like he was being removed from the scene.

It has been something like that for me at times. I certainly wouldn’t complain about it ever, but there is a part of you that is kind of cut off from the world. Where, if you go out, it gets weird, you know? It just gets weird.”

The 60-year-old actor has a fascination for playing bizarre characters on the screen, but nothing is stranger than coming out of the courthouse, and suddenly, the world he used to know is not the same anymore.

Did Hollywood Begin To Boycott Johnny Depp?

During a Cannes press conference, Depp was asked if he ever felt shunned by Hollywood after his long and strenuous court battle. He said (via People):

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Do I feel boycotted now? No, not at all. But I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood because I don’t think about it. I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t have much further need for Hollywood myself.”

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Amber Heard via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

He further explained how he never really went away, and there was no need for a comeback. “As a matter of fact, I live about 45 minutes away,” he joked. He presumed that fans who wished for his return to the industry feared that he might leave once and for all after his fight against Amber Heard.

As promised, Depp continued to take movie projects, although it remains uncertain whether he will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2026

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.