Johnny Depp is said to be sabotaging his career comeback with old habits

One would think that Johnny Depp would be on his best behavior after his massive public trial earlier this year. But the actor is said to be back in the previously reported professional Piccadilly on the set of his comeback project, Jane du BarryPreviously titled Favorite.

Actor Bernard Montiel shared rumors from the set of the upcoming movie on the French talk show Don’t touch my TV! (Don’t touch my TV!) In October, in a group interview that has recently begun making the rounds in the English-language media. The actor and commentator claimed that Depp and French director Maïwenn Le Besco, better known as Maïwen, had been falling out.

“I heard some noises from filming, very serious stuff,” Montell said. “And therefore, [Depp is] Excellent actor, when he comes on set, except sometimes at 6 in the morning, the crew is ready, no one shows up. So of course, Maïwenn, who is the director, gets angry, and the next day she’s the one who didn’t show up. And you have Johnny Depp and she’s not there. finished, during this week, [but] It’s going very badly. they don’t progress at all; They’re yelling at each other all the time.”

Some may recall that Depp’s “constant tardiness” was among a series of alleged complaints from the crew Pirates of the Caribbean: The Dead Tell No Tales, Filmed in 2015 in Australia. According to the production letter from Hollywood Reporter In 2017, “sources close to the production reported tales of heavy drinking, physical fights with [Depp’s ex-wife, Amber] Constant hearing and delays on set, which often leave hundreds of extras waiting for hours at a time.”

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer – who, sources said THRAnd the He often found himself strategizing with other senior officials about Deb being late — he told the outlet, “You have to understand the kind of pressure Johnny was under in Australia… Sometimes helicopters would follow him home. There was a lot of media outside.” His gates were such that trucks fed them in. There were so many made-up things about him: that Johnny had a fight on set and came back to the States, which we read about together while we were in his trailer.”

Depp’s alleged chronic lateness also came to light during this year’s defamation trial against Amber Heard. Tracy Jacobs, who testified that she had acted as the actor’s agent for decades, claimed that she made it clear to Depp that his constant tardiness and drug use were hurting his career. CNN quoted Jacobs as saying, “I dimmed his star because of how hard it was for him to get jobs because of the reputation he had for being late and other things… People were talking and the question was being asked about his behavior.”

This summer, Depp claimed in an explosive defamation trial that Heard defamed him in 2018 Washington Post Editorial while not mentioning him in the article, described herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence”. The jury held Heard liable for more than $10 million in damages but also awarded her $2 million, on the grounds that Depp’s former attorney Adam Waldman had defamed her by inaccurately describing her claims as a “hoax”.

Earlier this month, Heard announced that she had made a “very difficult decision to settle the case” rather than move forward with her appeal; A source close to Depp told The Daily Beast at the time that Heard agreed to pay $1 million, a deal that prevented her from paying the full $10 million.

News of Depp’s latest film role broke in January – after he lost a defamation case against him the sun News Group Newspapers publisher in the UK about an article he described as a “wife beater,” and before Virginia’s trial this summer. diverse He has too reported that Depp is set to play King Louis XV in the new film; Director Maïwen, also an actor, will play his latest lover, after whom the film is named. diverse Also note that as a time segment, Jane du Barry is a new direction for Maïwenn, whose previous works – incl DNA Mon Roi And the PoliciesThey were all contemporary. Netflix is ​​set to license the new film for digital distribution in France following its theatrical release. No North American release has been announced.

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