Johnny Depp was resurrected from the defamation trial of the century with a deified image with billions now chanting his name, even those who hadn’t much been invested in his career until the April of 2022. With Amber Heard’s intermittent breakdowns acting as diversions to his brilliantly composed and self-assured image, the actor rose victorious after being restored to an even better reputation than ever before.
Johnny Depp’s MTV VMA 2022 Public Appearance
With the most high-profile appearance since his defamation trial victory, the MTV VMA Awards 2022 was not without some of its controversial incidents. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor particularly saw to that when he chose to take a subtle dig at his former wife, Amber Heard, during the event amid hundreds of cheering and applauding audience.
Dressed as a full-sized astronaut, Johnny Depp‘s face appeared digitally while the figure floated down from the rafters of the stage and announced, “Hey, you know what? I needed the work.” Most considered this as a certifiable jab at him winning the defamation case against Heard while he continued on, on a lighter note, with his list of jobs that he was now available for — “birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, anything you need, anything, you name it — oh, I’m also a dentist.”
As usual, Twitter has a say in it.
I'm sorry, did the VMAs just have a surprise appearance by JOHNNY DEPP saying "I needed the work?" 🤮 pic.twitter.com/sVwxY6OffL
— eric (@MrEAnders) August 29, 2022
— 🌟🏴☠️ (@GellertDepp) August 29, 2022
Why is a Johnny depp computer screen being hoisted around the vmas like this pic.twitter.com/N7veURxfRc
— Kat Tenbarge (@kattenbarge) August 29, 2022
He wasn’t even nominated, but Johnny Depp won the #VMAs
— Arwen sparrow 🏴☠️ (@An_elf_pirate) August 29, 2022
vmas tonight… please god don't let any of my favs be seen clapping for johnny depp in a space suit pic.twitter.com/owXz9lbp7i
— isabelle (@cokebeheaded) August 28, 2022
johnny depp casually made god knows how many people watch the vmas for him just to see 10 seconds of his hologram floating around lmaoo he did clown us very bad yet that was a very necessary experience
— nina (@lovindepp) August 29, 2022
Johnny Depp’s Career in Music Takes Precedence
Having left the silver tinted screens for good, the 59-year-old actor now launched his music career on a full scale with his European tour dates already set for 2023 starting in Germany on June 20. His band, the Hollywood Vampires comprising Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Tommy Henriksen, and Depp will kick off with their first performance in the Rudolf-Weber Arena in Oberhausen.
Although, this might not be a surprising career change since the actor has a slim chance of returning to big-budget Hollywood productions as none of the studios want to risk the liabilities associated with working with Depp. Even then, he is scheduled to appear in Maiwenn-directed Jeanne du Barry as the controversial French ruler, King Louis XV. Additional reports from The Hollywood Reporter suggest Johnny Depp will don his director hat for the film Modigliani based on the life of the Italian painter and sculptor, Amadeo Modigliani.
Source: Entertainment Tonight