Ricky Gervais Once Said Johnny Depp’s “Career Would Be Over” If People Really Knew Who He Was

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The public is aware of Johnny Depp’s and Amber Heard’s continuing legal battle. Johnny is in the headlines after filing a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber. Heard, during the lawsuit, alleged that Depp was violent to her, which led to the Pirates of the Caribbean star losing his job and name. The actor’s contract with Warner Bros. and Disney was terminated, putting a stop to his appearances in the two most popular franchises, Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts. Similarly, we discovered that Amber Heard’s screen time in Aquaman 2 is fewer than 10 minutes.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's defamation trial
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s defamation trial

Gervais, the frequent Golden Globes host, was recently contacted for his thoughts. When asked about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, comedian Ricky Gervais, who is known for his roles in The Office UK and After Life, claimed that if people genuinely knew JD, his career would be over. JD had an appearance on the comedian’s series Life’s Too Short in 2011. Working together enlightened Gervaid regarding Johnny’s sense of humor.

Johnny Depp’s humor would’ve turned off Hollywood

Life’s Too Short, a short-lived comedy series written and developed by Gervais, was a mockumentary. It centered on Warwick Davis, a comedian who is 3 feet, 6 inches tall. Davis played a fictitious version of himself who was attempting to resurrect his career following a professional setback. He accomplishes this by developing a fictitious reality television show about himself, with a film team filming his most outrageous moments.

Ricky Gervais Once Said Johnny Depp's "Career Would Be Over" If People Really Knew Who He Was
Ricky Gervais

On the now-canceled program, Johnny Depp made a guest appearance. Working with the Edward Scissorhands star allowed Gervais to see a side of Depp and his humor that he believes would have turned off Hollywood.

“If people knew what he (Depp) was really like, his career would be over,” he once said on The Graham Norton Show. “In one scene, I’m sort of helping Warwick get shoved down a toilet, as you do… I’m laughing and Warwick’s laughing and at one point Warwick goes, ‘Look at Johnny!’ I turn around and Johnny Depp is going, ‘You don’t mind if I masturbate while you’re doing that?’”

Ricky Gervais Once Said Johnny Depp's "Career Would Be Over" If People Really Knew Who He Was
Johnny Depp with Ricky Gervais

The comedian has received criticism for his recent stand-up special, ‘SuperNature.’ Gervais delved into information regarding the trans community, which was deemed transphobic at the time. Ricky offered a complete admission at the conclusion and stated that he supports trans rights, but his jokes were interpreted as inappropriate and disrespectful.


Written by Varshit Sharma

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