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“We will never forget the kindness”: Johnny Depp Ensured Pirates Co-Star Penélope Cruz Got the Best Care While 6 Months Pregnant, Spent Every Day With Her

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The defamation trial that left Johnny Depp reputationally bankrupt has caused his close friends and former co-stars much grief, especially those who had been on the receiving end of his kindness over the years. Most industry insiders have known the Pirates of the Caribbean actor to be genial and compassionate toward everyone that he came across, and Depp’s unusually snarky humor made him appear disarmingly charming to his acquaintances.

It was this laid-back aura of his that made Johnny Depp’s co-workers, former partners, and friends speak up in his defense when the rest of Hollywood exiled him at the drop of a hat after the damaging Washington Post op-ed of 2018. Among these friends are included one of Hollywood’s most famously private couples, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Penélope Cruz Shares Her Thoughts on Johnny Depp

The Vanilla Sky actor, Penélope Cruz, and her husband Javier Bardem, both had the chance of working with Johnny Depp during their extensive and well-accomplished Hollywood careers. While the former met Depp when she was only 19, Cruz recalls the day with much clarity and has only good things to say. Later, the two would find themselves working together on a handful of films — BlowPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Murder on the Orient Express. 

Penélope Cruz stars alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides (2011)

Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides (2011)

Speaking of her time with Depp on the sets of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Cruz (who at the time was 6 months pregnant with her son Leo Encinas Cruz) claimed:

“During six months of my first pregnancy, I spent every single day with him while we shot Pirates of the Caribbean. My husband [Javier Bardem] and I will never forget the sweetness, protection, and kindness he treated me with during every single step of that process. We love him very much, and I feel lucky to have someone so special in our lives.”

Bardem, too, had quite a few words to say about Johnny Depp in the declaration that he issued backing his friend and co-star with whom he worked in Before Night Falls (2000).

Javier Bardem Joins Wife in Supporting Johnny Depp

When the news of The Washington Post op-ed took the industry by shock and the downward spiral of the Hollywood A-lister began its advent, Cruz and Bardem took their time to process the event. Two years later, with the matter escalating out of control and Depp filing a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, the husband-wife duo put out a declaration in support of the actor with whom they have both had the pleasure of working in critically acclaimed films. Bardem claimed:

“He has always been a true gentleman and an extremely generous and caring friend to my family and myself… I stand by Johnny because I have always seen and felt a true caring and loving man in him — an extraordinary and unique artist who has listened to anyone who needed his help. I not only love Johnny but respect him deeply and I thank him for being the free and careless little boy he is in his art and the mature and loving man he is in the lives of others — always there when we need him.

I love Johnny because he is a good human being, trapped in the lies and manipulations of toxic beings and yet smiling and loving us all in spite of it. How? Through his music, through his acting, through his silence. This means a lot. Thank you, Johnny. Millions of others like me love you deeply.”

Several people within Hollywood, including Kate Moss, Winona Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Vanessa Paradis spoke out in his support — some in testimonies, others outside the courtroom walls, but every word spoken has been about the agreeable personality of the Crimes of Grindelwald actor. On June 1, 2022, Johnny Depp won the defamation trial against Amber Heard after the jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff.

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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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