Johnny Depp has opted for a quiet stay at his hotel instead of attending after-parties during the Cannes Film Festival. The ‘Donnie Brasco’ actor has been known in the past to attend late-night parties during this event. However, this time around, he opted to prioritize his health by getting enough rest and preparing for media interviews the next day. According to a source, Johnny has come to an understanding to prioritize his health and rest while his work recovers. He is set to attend a tribute concert for his late friend Jeff Beck in London before hitting the road with the band Hollywood Vampires.
Johnny has been portraying Louis XV in the French drama, “Jeanne du Barry,” which is his first major role after his 2022 libel victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who now resides in Spain. He left the Harry Potter spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts,” following his court case. In Cannes, he stated that Hollywood does not boycott him, but he does not feel the need for it anymore.
During the Cannes after-party for “Jeanne du Barry,” Johnny Depp’s empty seat was noted by the Sunday Mirror. He missed out on white lobster salad, flame sea bass, and St. Honoré cake dessert. A source shared that everyone was waiting for Johnny at dinner, and it was rare for the movie’s star not to show up. The source further stated Johnny’s concerns over any tension that might harm his comeback after the film’s overwhelmingly positive reception. A-list celebrities like Brie Larson, Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, and Naomi Campbell attended the gathering.
In summary, Johnny Depp has decided to prioritize his health and rest over late-night parties during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. He cites that he does not feel the need for Hollywood anymore and is instead focusing on upcoming projects that include directing “Modi,” which stars Al Pacino.