In 2020, the newspaper The Sun published a report about the actor’s ex-wife Amber Gerd being beaten.
Depp then sued, but the case was dismissed. Following that, the actor lost his position in the “Fantastic Beasts” trilogy, and the company delayed the premiere of his new feature “Minamata.” Johnny Depp talked about life after the controversy with his ex-wife and the Hollywood studio boycott in an interview with The Sunday Times.
“Some films have an impact on individuals; this is true of Minamata and others who have gone through comparable experiences.” And everything for nothing… Is there a boycott of me in Hollywood? For many years, one person, one actor, in an uncomfortable and perplexing situation? – Said the actor.
Depp also stated that he will continue to investigate his story. The film festivals in San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary, which revealed Depp’s prize for his contribution to the growth of cinema, recently expressed their support for the actor.
Minamata recounts the tale of military photographer Eugene Smith, who in the 1970s filmed a report on an environmental disaster in Minamata, Japan. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer owns the tape’s rights, and the distribution has been postponed indefinitely. Andrew Levitas, the film’s director, issued an open letter to MGM’s executives in June, claiming that the firm was “burying” his picture on purpose.