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Johnny Says It ‘Wasn’t Easy’ For His Son Jack to Hear Amber’s Allegations—Here’s What He Thinks of His Dad Now

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Johnny Says It ‘Wasn’t Easy’ For His Son Jack to Hear Amber’s Allegations—Here’s What He Thinks of His Dad Now

For years, Johnny Depp’s son Jack Depp has kept a relatively low profile despite his father’s career in Hollywood. While his sister Lily-Rose has seemingly followed in her dad’s footsteps, Jack prefers to lead a more private life. Of course, this only brings up questions for those who have followed Johnny Depp’s defamation trial with Amber Heard, as many want to know what Johnny’s son Jack really makes of the abuse allegations against his father and where he stands with his dad. Luckily, we do have some clues to share about Johnny and Jack’s relationship today.

Johnny welcomed his son, Johnny Christopher “Jack” Depp III, in April 2002 with his then-partner Vanessa Paradis. The former couple, who dated from 1998 to 2002, also share a daughter together: model Lily-Rose Depp, who was born two years earlier than her little brother in 1999. Like his sister, Jack was born in his mother’s home country of France. He was 10 years old when his parents split and his father moved on with Aquaman actress, Amber Heard. Johnny and Amber met for the first time in 2009 while working on the 2011 film The Rum Diary. It was during this time that Johnny began to develop feelings for the Pineapple Express actress, despite still being in a relationship with Jack’s mom: “I felt something I shouldn’t have,” the Pirates of Caribbean actor admitted during an April 2022 court hearing for his defamation trial against Amber, whom he went on to marry in 2015 after several years of dating.

In 2016, Amber filed for divorce from Johnny and was granted a restraining order against him. Their divorce was finalized in 2017 after they reached an out-of-court settlement, which left Amber with a sum of $7 million to later be donated to charity. Things got especially messy, however, when Amber wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post. In her 2018 article, the Zombieland actress described her experience as a victim of domestic abuse. While her story didn’t mention Johnny by name, it became clear to all who read the piece that the Alice in Wonderland star was her alleged abuser. Johnny vehemently denied Amber’s claims and went on to file a $50 million defamation lawsuit against her. Amber, for her part, countersued for $100 million.

Ever since their case first made headlines, many have wondered what Johnny Depp’s son, Jack Depp, thinks of the allegations about his dad. For more details about where their relationship stands now—including whether his son sides with him or his ex-wife Amber—just keep on reading below.

What was Jack Depp’s relationship with Amber Heard?

When his dad tied the knot with Amber, Jack was only 13 years old. At the time, Amber suggested that she had a great relationship with Jack and his sister, Lily-Rose, gushing about being their stepmom during an interview with Marie Claire in 2015. She described her relationship with Johnny’s kids as “an honor and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life,” adding, “I feel new flavors that I didn’t know existed. New colors that I didn’t know existed have been added to my life. I’m so happy.”

In contrast, Johnny would later describe his kids’ relationship with Amber as “nonexistent” during an April 2022 testimony in court. “My kids are far more intelligent than I am,” he said at the time, before revealing that his daughter Lily-Rose didn’t even attend his wedding with Amber. “She and Ms. Heard were not on particularly great terms, for several reasons,” he shared. While Johnny did not say the same of his son, it’s possible that things were similarly strained between Jack and his former step-mother before her split from Johnny.

What is Johnny Depp and Jack Depp’s relationship?

So, what is Johnny Depp and Jack Depp’s relationship like now? Johnny’s son Jack lives an extremely private life, and as such, has never commented on Amber’s allegations or his father’s trial. But throughout the years, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor has painted a solid picture of his relationship with his son. In 2014, Johnny couldn’t help but gush about his son’s talents. “My boy Jack, has always been a very talented draftsman,” he told the Inquirer at the time. “He draws really super well. He also plays music very well. He’s got a good feel for that. Aside from school plays and things, he hasn’t shown any desire to become an actor. Whew.”

While Jack isn’t following in his father’s footsteps as an actor, he does share some other similarities with his dad. The France-native, for one, bears a striking resemblance to his father. He also seems to have a not-so-lucky track record of being a bad driver. During a 2015 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Johnny couldn’t help but laugh about his son getting behind the wheel: “He has my instincts, my boy, and he’s crashed about five golf carts,” Johnny joked. For what it’s worth, however, Jack was only 13 at the time, so it’s entirely possible he’s improved since.

After Amber’s allegations became public in 2018, Johnny expressed sympathy for his son for having to deal with public scrutiny over her claims. “I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school; you know what I mean?” Johnny told GQ in 2018. “With people going, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?’ Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?”

Johnny continued to express his desire to protect his son and daughter from criticism throughout the years. At the start of his defamation trial in April 2022, the actor shared that he felt the need to “clear the record” for the sake of his kids. “It was a complete shock,” Johnny said of Amber’s allegations. “It just didn’t need to go in that direction as nothing of the kind had ever happened. In the relationship, there were arguments and things of that nature, but never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”

Johnny continued, “The news of her accusations had sort of permeated the industry and then made its way through media and social media became quite a global, let’s say, ‘fact,’ if you will. Since I knew that there was no truth to it whatsoever, I felt it my responsibility to stand up, not only for myself in that instance, but stand up for my children.” He added, “I wanted to clear my children of this horrid thing they were having to read about their father, which was untrue.” While Jack has yet to weigh in on his father’s comments, it’s clear where Johnny stands as a father today.

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When Johnny Depp was in love with ‘beautiful and brilliant ’ Amber Heard: “ I am a lucky man”

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Johnny Depp, who recently won a blockbuster defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, once talked very fondly of her and called himself’ a lucky man’ to have her in his life.

The couple were married for two years. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce and secured a temporary restraining order against Johnny. However, the two were recently involved in a high-profile defamation trial.

During their six-weeks trial that ended on June 1, the couple accused each other of abusive behaviour in their marriage.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star, 59, emerged victorious in his $50m defamation case against Heard after three days of deliberations by a jury, which also handed Heard a partial win in her countersuit.

Following this, an old interview of Johnny has resurfaced over the internet as he says good words for Heard.

In 2015, during Amber’s film The Danish Girl’s premiere, Johnny told Eonline, “We connect on a lot of levels but the first things that really got me was she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was. She’s very very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she’s kind of brilliant and beautiful. I am a lucky man.”

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Lily-Rose Depp net worth: What is the fortune of Johnny Depp’s daughter?

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Born on May 27, 1999, Lily-Rose Depp is a very normal little girl… except that her parents are international stars: Johnny Deppand Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose is followed by her little brother, Jack John Christopher, on April 9th 2002. Their parents are married since June 1998, and symbolize the glamour of the Hollywood couple.

The interpreter of Jack Sparrow in Pirate of the Caribbean and the singer of Joe the Taxi do everything to preserve their children of the flashes of the celebrity. They grow up far from the cameras, between France and the United States.

During her childhood, Lily-Rose Deppshows a certain affinity with music: according to her mother, it is she who would have sung the first notes of the song New Year (released on the album Love Songs in 2013): “My daughter, who was 6 years old at the time, began to hum something sublime. That melody has stuck, along with the first sentence of the text, just as she sang it at 6 years old.” Lily-Rose is therefore credited on the album! In 2012, her parents separated and their divorce was highly publicized.

If one could imagine a career in music, it is towards the cinema that the teenager turns. In the summer of 2014, at the age of 15, she made an appearance in the film Tusk by Kevin Smith. An extra that everyone defines as her first film role.

Dreams of the big screen become a reality in 2016 with the release in September of The Dancer by Stephanie Di Giusto, starring Gaspard Ulliel, Soko and Melanie Thierry, among others. The film is presented a few months earlier in the selection Un certain regard at the Cannes Film Festival. The general public discovered Lily-Rose Depp. The same year, we find the actress on the poster of Planetarium, by Rebecca Zlotowski, where she shares the poster with Natalie Portman.

In 2018, she plays in Les Fauves by Vincent Mariette with Laurent Lafitte and in L’Homme fidèle by Louis Garrel with Laetitia Casta. In 2019, Lily-Rose Deppplays Queen Catherine of Valois in The King by David Michôd, a historical fiction produced by Netflix. She rubs shoulders with the French-American actor Timothée Chalamet, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2018.

In February 2019, Lily-Rose Depp paid a poignant tribute to the artistic director of the house of Chanel, the German couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who had just passed away at the age of 85. “Karl, we love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are eternal,” wrote in particular the one who became a Chanel muse from the age of sixteen.

What Is Lily-Rose Depp’s Net Worth?

In her short but important career, Lily-Rose has accumulated a fortune of 2 million dollars. She has won several awards such as the Los Angeles Film Award, the Cesar Award, the Lumieres Award, the Romy Schneider Award and the CinEuphoria Award.

In the past, Lily-Rose has suffered from anorexia, and in 2016, she confided in “French Elle” about her followers on social networks who commented on her weight, stating, “It hurts me a lot and makes me depressed, because I spent a lot of energy fighting the disease.” She added, “I have been battling an eating disorder for a long time and I am very proud of the results I have achieved.”

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Quentin Tarantino Pushed Back on Studio Head’s Request to Cast Johnny Depp Over Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction

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Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had to push back against studio demands to have Johnny Depp as first choice for key Pulp Fiction role.

Pulp Fiction is one of those movies that seems to have the perfect cast in just the right roles. However, a recent viral post has suggested that the actors who made up the iconic ensemble could have been different, and one role, in particular, had director Quentin Tarantino at odds with the head of the studio. The list of potential actors who could have been in line to take on some of the roles in the action movie included Johnny Depp, who was second on Tarantino’s “wish list” for the Tim Roth role of Pumpkin. However, the director was adamant that Roth was who he wanted, even if that went against how the studio saw it.

While appearing on the 2 Bears, 1 Cavepodcast, Tarantino responded to the viral post, which showed the actors he potentially wanted to play key roles, including Vincent and Lance. While the compiled list shows Tarantino’s options and overall preference, the director explained that it was not simply a “wish list” of who he wanted in the movie. He said:

“On the internet there’s a thing floating around about my wish list of the cast of Pulp Fiction, it’s kind of floating around and it’s not. It’s not that, not really. I didn’t know exactly who I wanted to play this part or that part, so I wrote a giant list with a ton of names. I wanted to get them all pre-approved sure and I didn’t know if it’s gonna work out, if I would like vibe with the person or if they would even do a good job but I wanted to get them approved…It’s kind of all over the place but that was kind of the idea, I wanted to be able to explore it and go all over the place but then I’m also really very opinionated.

How Did Johnny Depp Not Get A Role In Pulp Fiction?

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As part of Tarantino’s list of possible stars, Johnny Depp appeared as his third choice for Pumpkin and was also a possible inclusion for the role of Lance, which eventually went to Eric Stoltz. When Tarantino put forward his list, it seemed that the head of the studio wanted to know why they would be offering the role of Pumpkin to Roth over Depp. Tarantino also noted that they told him that they would not offer the role to Roth until three others had turned the role down. In response, the director asked them:

‘Do you think Johnny Depp playing the role of Pumpkin in this movie, which is the opening scene and the closing scene that’s it, do you think that will add that much to the box office?’”

As it turns out, they didn’t believe it would add anything in terms of box office success. Still, as Tarantino concluded, many studios at the time thought having a big-name star on board would help if the movie ended up being a critical failure. But, of course, we all know that even without Johnny Depp bookending the film, Pulp Fiction managed to do just fine.

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