For a wide range of causes, the Depps have wound up being one of many largest speaking factors of this yr’s Cannes Movie Competition.
The annual festivities kicked off on Might 16 with the world premiere of Jeanne du Barry, which stars Johnny Depp. The movie marks his first lead position in three years following his extremely publicized authorized battles along with his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
In mild of the abuse allegations that surfaced throughout their defamation courtroom case final yr — which Depp received in June — the choice to display the biographical drama sparked intense backlash because the pageant bought underway final week.
After the premiere, movies of Depp wanting visibly emotional and holding again tears as the gang cheered for him circulated on-line, fueling additional backlash over his heat welcome again to the forefront of the business.
And despite the criticism, one one that was actually happy by the fanfare was the actor’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp.
For context, the 23-year-old hardly ever feedback publicly about her father. She notably made the choice to remain silent on his contentious authorized battles with Heard final yr, telling Elle journal after the case wrapped up in November that she’s “not right here to reply for anyone.”
Nevertheless, Lily-Rose — who’s at Cannes selling HBO’s The Idol — made a uncommon remark about her dad’s comeback, telling ET Canada earlier this week that she couldn’t be extra thrilled.
“I am tremendous comfortable for him. I am tremendous excited,” she gushed, earlier than including: “It’s so superior that we get to do tasks that we’re tremendous happy with.”
In the event you’ve been maintaining with Cannes, you’ll know that Lily-Rose is at present navigating an argument of her personal off the again of The Idol’s premiere on the pageant on Monday.
For some background, The Idol tells the story of a troubled popstar named Jocelyn (performed by Lily-Rose), who enters into a sophisticated relationship with a self-help guru and cult-leader named Tedros (performed by Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd).
The present — which is written and directed by Euphoria creator, Sam Levinson — has been shrouded in controversy for some time now, notably after a Rolling Stone exposé printed interviews with solid and crew members who in contrast the present to “sexual torture porn.”
For sure, the screening of the primary two episodes at Cannes this week didn’t assist to mitigate the backlash, with early evaluations doubling down on the present’s graphic content material and on-screen nudity.
Regardless of this, Lily-Rose — whose character apparently seems bare at varied factors all through the primary two episodes — was fast to communicate out in opposition to the backlash, saying throughout a press convention that Jocelyn is “a born and bred performer.”
“I feel that extends to each facet of her life, not simply her skilled life. I feel that the best way that she clothes, for instance, is her making an attempt to inform you one thing on a regular basis or say one thing to the people who she’s round or categorical herself in some form of means,” she mentioned.
She added: “I additionally suppose that the occasional bareness of the character bodily mirrors the bareness that we get to see emotionally in her.”