Brie Larson Infuriates Johnny Depp Fans

Cannes Juror Brie Larson recently might have infuriated popular actor Johnny Depp’s fans.



She recently had few words about the decision to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival with “Jeanne du Barry,” a historical drama starring Johnny Depp. It’s the embattled actor’s first leading role in three years, following highly publicized legal battles with his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp and Amber Heard’s trial had grabbed the headlines. According to reports, the famous Hollywood actor filed a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife for a column she wrote for The Washington Post. She further accused the Pirates of the Caribbean actor of domestic violence. The actress filed a countersuit for $100 million against Depp in response.

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She mostly evaded the question when asked whether she’d attend the world premiere, which she isn’t required to do as a juror since it’s not playing in competition. “You’re asking me that?” she responded during a jury press conference on Tuesday. “I’m sorry, I don’t understand the correlation or why me specifically.”

When pressed, Larson added, “You’ll see, I guess, if I will see it. And I don’t know how I’ll feel about it if I do.”

Depp’s initial fallout from Hollywood, including his firing from the “Harry Potter” spinoff series “Fantastic Beasts,” began as he lost a 2020 U.K. libel case involving Heard’s abuse allegations.

But he hasn’t been completely ousted from the entertainment industry, receiving career achievement and tribute awards from various international film festivals and retaining a lucrative brand ambassador deal with luxury fashion house Dior. More recently, a U.S. jury found that Heard defamed Depp and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages.

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