Johnny Depp gave his fans what they wanted when he left the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia last week – and now the footage is going viral.
Hordes of his die-hard #JusticeforJohnny series see him in court daily over his ongoing $50 million defamation lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard. (Some even try to scalp their court-entry bracelets to the highest bidders — with some spending up to $30,000 to get in.)
Crowd favorite Depp, 58, recently surprised them with his iconic voice of Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
His followers exclaimed their love and admiration for the Edward Scissorhands icon as he exited the courtroom through the window of the SUV in the back seat.
in one viral clip posted on Twitter Last week, but on Monday, as proceedings resumed, someone shouted, “We love your hair!” He waved, showing off his ponytail.
One fan exclaimed, “You’ll always be our Captain Jack Sparrow!”
The motion picture Cry Baby then wowed its adoring audience by speaking back in the voice of its iconic character: “He’s still there somewhere. I see him every now and then. He shows up every once in a while,” Depp drawled in the unmistakable Captain Jack tone.
That Now viral clip has garnered almost a million views. (Warning: Adult language has been omitted from the clip.)
Depp is suing Heard, 36, for defamation after she penned a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure who portrays domestic violence.” The two were married from 2015 to 2017, and the article is the focus of the ongoing court case in which the Aquaman actress is countering her ex for $100 million.
Depp wasn’t named, but he claims Heard decimated his reputation and career, costing him millions of dollars in work. Shortly after the play’s release, the Public Enemies actor was dropped from a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.
As Heard supporters report facing a barrage of misogynistic hatred online, an A-list parade of Depp’s “Pirate” co-stars have spoken out about the trial and defended the Kentucky native.
“I have no doubt that Johnny will be revealed to the world with his good name and beautiful heart, and life will be better than it has ever been for him and his family,” said his Dark Shadows co-star Eva Green, 41, posted to Instagram on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Orlando Bloom, 42, told the BBC that working with him during 2003’s The Curse of the Black Pearl was a career highlight he will never forget.
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“I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and see him do business, which was really inspiring for me at this point in my career,” said Bloom, 45.
He also gushed about Depp’s commitment to his craft: “I knew he would bring something unique to it, just like he always does with his roles. I just didn’t know what it would be when I saw it, it was amazing.”