“Yes you feel boycotted”: Johnny Depp Breaks Silence on Getting Replaced by Mads Mikkelsen in Harry Potter Spin-Off After Cannes Return

“Yes you feel boycotted”: Johnny Depp Breaks Silence on Getting Replaced by Mads Mikkelsen in Harry Potter Spin-Off After Cannes Return
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Johnny Depp has been through a lot because of the scrutinizing defamation trial. It took everything out of him and took everything from him. The entire Hollywood industry turned its back on him and that was what made everyone wonder whether or not he would even be able to return to the industry after so much happened.

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Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

His epic comeback to cinema will see the actor starring in Jeanne Du Barry, alongside Maïwenn. The movie will mark the most awaited return of the actor after a long and excruciating break. While he remained silent about his career for the most part, Depp has finally chosen to speak about the situation with regard to how he felt when the world was against him.

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Johnny Depp Felt Abandoned By Cinema

It has been a long time since Johnny Depp had to step away from some of his most iconic roles. Whether it was Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean or Gellert Grindelwald of The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movies which he loved so dearly were snatched away from him almost overnight.

Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen

“Did I feel boycotted by Hollywood?… When you’re asked to resign from a film you’re doing because of something that is merely a function of vowels and consonants floating in the air, yes you feel boycotted.”

When he was asked about how it was for him to be replaced by Mads Mikkelsen as the villain of Eddie Redmayne’s franchise. It was already a very difficult question for him and he was more so surprised by the fact that a question that had the answer already had an answer flying about. He admitted that it was no doubt difficult for him to deal with the fact that Hollywood will slowly be dropping him one after another.

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Johnny Depp Doesn’t Think About Hollywood

Johnny Depp also confirmed that while he did feel boycotted by how he could no longer act in movies that he had filmed with so much care, he was not one to feel boycotted by Hollywood. He conformed to the idea that the very foundation of Hollywood carries the fact that everyone is someone outside of them.

Johnny Depp in Jeanne Du Barry

“I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood, because I don’t think about Hollywood. It’s a strange, funny time where everybody would love to be able to be themselves, but they can’t. They must fall in line with the person in front of them. If you want to live that life, I wish you the best.”

The world has seen a lot of, if not the entire life of the actor being displayed, analyzed, and talked about relentlessly. So it would make sense why his transparency was one that could go hand in hand with cinema standing against him.

Jeanne Du Barry premiered during the Cannes Film Festival on 16th May 2023.

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Source: Variety

Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.