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“I needed the work”: Johnny Depp’s Subtle Dig at Amber Heard in MTV VMA Awards 2022 Has Fans Convinced He’s Making Fun of Disgraced Actress

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 arrives at the 2022 VMAs, his first public appearance since defamation trial
Johnny Depp arrives at the 2022 VMAs, his first public appearance since the defamation trial

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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.

Johnny Depp is set to make his big screen return in Jeanne du Barry
Johnny Depp is set to make his big screen return in Jeanne du Barry

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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.

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.

Johnny Depp's band, the Hollywood Vampires
Johnny Depp’s band, the Hollywood Vampires

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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

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.