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Johnny Depp’s Movie Return Isn’t What You’d Expect (But It Makes Sense)

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Johnny Depp’s upcoming movie, La Favorite, won’t have the glamour of Hollywood, but the challenges of his role make it the perfect fit for the star.

Johnny Depp is returning to movies with La Favorite, and while it may not be the kind of project expected from the star, it makes sense considering the actor’s history. This film will be Johnny Depp’s first big screen appearance since his highly publicized defamation trial and removal from the Fantastic Beasts and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises. While Depp is known for his big Hollywood projects, La Favoritediverts from past expectations.

Depp’s iconic roles in blockbusters like Pirates of The Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice in Wonderlandmight spring easily to mind and some feel recent. However, his last film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in 2018, and Depp was replaced in Fantastic Beasts 3. During court proceedings between Depp and Heard, the actor shared that he had been struggling to find work, and while La Favorite might feel like an odd direction to take, it is a good fit for Depp.

Johnny Depp Will Speak Only French As King Louis XV In La Favorite

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Depp’s first starring role since 2018 is in the French biographical film La Favorite, in which the actor will play King Louis XV, known in history as Louis the Beloved. It is directed by French actress and filmmaker Maïwenn, who will be starring opposite Depp as Louis XV’s official mistress, the Comtesse du Barry. The film will have a theatrical release only in France and will not begin streaming on Netflix in the United States until 15 months after that theatrical release. Of course, the French movie will have an entirely French script, so English will be out of the question for Depp.

While Depp lived in France for several years with his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, the actor has confessed (via People) to struggling with the language. It’s one thing for an actor to fumble through a foreign language knowing that only select audiences will notice their errors, but another to perform exclusively to native users. In La Favorite, Depp’s usage of French will have to be worthy of King Louis XV, which presents an intriguing challenge for the actor.

Why La Favorite Makes Sense For Johnny Depp

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Depp’s best performances and dedication to his roles have proven that he is an actor who is far more likely to take an interesting job than one that is guaranteed to be successful. Playing a historical figure in a different language is a challenge many actors would avoid. Getting something like this wrong could be detrimental to someone’s career and challenging to overcome. Still, choosing La Favorite as his first film in several years proves that Depp is fully leaning into this challenge.

Additionally, given Depp’s recent experience with Hollywood, it makes sense that he would choose to take the independent route on his journey back to the big screen. The actor shared during his trial that he was disappointed at how he was treated by Disney and Warner Bros when he was stopped fromreturning to Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.So, it is unlikely that he will return to Hollywood too soon. Las Favorite may never receive the same attention as some of Depp’s other films, but it makes sense that it’s the one he would choose for the next stage in his career.

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‘Wednesday’ star Catherine Zeta-Jones is all praise for Netflix series and ‘marvellous’ co-star Jenna Ortega

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Catherine Zeta Jones was all praise for Netflix's hit series Wednesday,and co-star Jenna Ortega, in a recent interview.

On Wednesday, January 25, Catherine Zeta Jones, who plays Morticia Addams, spoke to Ross King in a chat show on Lorraine about the Wednesday series being renewed for a second season.

According to Daily Mail, the actress was alongside her husband Michael Douglas at a Burns night celebration.

She told the reporter, “When Tim Burton asked me to do it, I was like ‘whatever you want me to do Tim!’ and then the idea of me playing Morticia, who’s such an iconic, wonderful, juicy character was wonderful.”

Speaking about the show, she said, “It turned out so much better than I think anybody anticipated.”

Catherine also praised her co-star, “Jenny Ortega is just marvellous as Wednesday and through the eyes of Tim Burton it’s a lot of fun.”

The 53-year-old Hollywood star continued, “I’m really happy to be part of it I must say.”

Catherine’s screen icon husband Michael, 78, was certainly a fan of his wife’s work as he chimed in, “She killed Morticia, she really killed it!”

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Nia Long Says ‘Fresh Prince’ Costar Will Smith ‘Carried a Burden for Many Years to Represent’ Perfection

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Nia Long is proud of how far Will Smithhas come.

In speaking of her former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar, Long, 52, applauded Smith, 54, for how he’s handled himself in the spotlight.

“I will always love him. He’s had an incredible career, and he’s carried a burden for many years to try — to represent what perfection looks like,” Long, who played Smith’s character’s girlfriend and fiancée Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes on the series, said in an interview with Yahoo’s Kevin Polowy. “Or what achievement looks like.”

Long also reflected on her generation’s idea of “celebrity” — and how Smith fit into that box. “I don’t think that — at least when we were growing up — there was room to be human. I think he’s now able to be human,” she added.

Last year, Smith went viral after slappingChris Rock on stage at the Oscars. The unscripted moment came after Rock, 57, mocked Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved hairstyle, which was done to her alopecia.

Smith, in turn, faced a great deal of backlash before he eventually apologized for his behavior.

Though Long did not directly mention Smith’s outburst, she equated life in the spotlight to that of strict routine, which sometimes does not allow authenticity.

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“We all have our moments in life where we need to reconcile things that we suppress,” she said. “And I think — it’s hard growing up in this business and being front and center every day, all day.”

Of her own career, and backseat spotlight, she added. “Think about it — I can go to the grocery store anytime I want to, and for the most part, people are like ‘Hey, Nia Long.’ No one’s chasing me down the street. I still have my anonymity, and I appreciate that about my career.”

During the conversation, Long also got emotional discussing the difficulties she’s faced in recent months. Long went through a very public breakup last year with her fiancé, former Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka, after 13 years together. He had been caught having an affair with a female subordinate within the Celtics organization.

“I’ve had some pretty devastating moments in my life over the last couple of months, and I’ve had to just say ‘It’s alright. You’ll pick yourself back up’ — oh, my God I’m about to cry,” Long added. “You pick yourself back up, and you keep it moving.”

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Amber Heard Strategically Planned To Make Johnny Depp’s Life Hell? Ended Marriage Days After His Mother’s Death & Filed For Restraining Order On Lily Rose-Depp’s Birthday!

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Did Amber Heard Made Johnny Depp Go Through Worst During His Lowest Points? ( Photo Credit – Instagram ; Movie Still )

Amber Heard very well planned steps in divorce against Johnny Depp to take him down during his lowest phases? Read details now!

Amber Heard has been declared guilty of defaming Johnny Depp during the latest Virginia trial. She was ordered to pay a compensation of $10.35 million which was later settled for only $1 million. But did you know, the Aquaman star strategically took steps during divorce? Well, the details of it will leave you shell-shocked.

A lot had been said and done during the one-year span that Johnny and Amber remained married. There were accusations of cheating with Elon Musk, a threesome with Cara Delevingne and so much more! On the other hand, the Justice League actress accused him of domestic violence, and verbal abuse amongst other claims.

A report by Animated Times now reveals details that are truly giving us goosebumps. It looks like Amber Heard strategically planned to leave Johnny Deppdestructed. She allegedly filed for divorce citing their official separation day as 17th April 2016. Betty Sue Palmer, JD’s mom, passed away just 2 days prior to that and the actor was facing his worst possible phase.

On the other hand, Amber heard filed for a restraining order against Johnny Depp on 27th May 2016. That was again the day Johnny Depp was ideally supposed to celebrate the birthday of his daughter Lily-Rose Depp. But unfortunately, his ex-wife stole the thunder.

One refuses to believe that all of this is mere coincidence!

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp denied all the allegations made against him by Amber Heard and termed them “heinous.”

He reacted to them in court and said, “It’s insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, s*xual violence, that she’s attributed to me, that she’s accused me of. I don’t think anyone enjoys having to split themselves open and tell the truth, but there are times when one simply has to because it’s gotten out of control. Horrible. Ridiculous. Humiliating. Ludicrous. Painful. Savage. Unimaginably brutal. Cruel and all false.”

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