There was just one question and a press event with Johnny Depp became uncomfortable. At the San Sebastian Film Festival, Depp received an Honorary Donostia Award. But attention quickly turned to Depp’s personal life instead of his film career. Depp commented on how a canceled culture was getting out of hand and asked people to stand up against injustice.
The Press Goes On Attack Vs Johnny Depp
Depp Receives Donostia at San Sebastian Film Festival, As Reported time limit. He was at a press conference when a question was asked why the festival gave him the award. Before the actor could answer, the conference host asked the press in the room to ask questions about Depp’s career.
Before attending the festival, Depp was concerned that his presence would “annoy people,” which he didn’t want to do. The Association of Female Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media from Spain said the award “sends a terrifying message to the public.”
Depp praised festival director Jose Luis Rebordino and the mayor of San Sebastian for their “tireless support (and) buying into what, for a very long time, is some notion about me that doesn’t exist,” Depp said. “I haven’t done anything; I just make movies.”
Effects of Canceled Culture
“It can be seen as an event in history that lasts long, it cancels out the culture, this immediate rush to make decisions based on what is essentially the amount of polluted air,” Depp said. “It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe.”
“It takes one sentence, and there’s no more grounds. The carpet has been pulled,” Depp continued. “It just hasn’t happened to me. This has happened to many people. This kind of thing has happened to women and men. Unfortunately, at a certain point, they start to think that this is normal. Or that it is them. When it isn’t. “
Depp’s time in court
Depp is spending more time in the courts than on the film set. He lost a defamation suit against The Sun newspaper, which described him as a “wife-beater” and Warner Bros. fired him from the next. Fantastic Beasts Movies. Depp is currently involved in a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, pursuing a $100 million counterclaim.
“It doesn’t matter if a decision has taken some artistic license,” Depp said. “When an injustice happens, whether it’s against you or someone you love, or someone you confide in – stand up, don’t sit down. ‘Cause they need you.’
Fans want more Captain Jack Sparrow
“Hollywood is definitely not what it was,” Depp said. “The pandemic and chaos of studio systems, grudge matches, cinematic releases for streaming … It’s a case of, ‘No problem, I’m going to get mine. They feel like they’re a disposable just like me. Something’ Even more.”
“I think Hollywood has underestimated the audience,” Depp said. Some of the fans who attended the festival rejoiced by performing their famous character. When asked about playing Captain Jack Sparrow again, Depp said that the character will always be a part of his life.