Johnny Depp hasn’t landed a major Hollywood role since his win in court earlier this year, but he did get a lot of industry approval. Rihanna switched the . in pirates of the caribbean star to walk in her highly anticipated fashion show Savage X Fenty Vol. 4. The actor’s cameo is similar to Cindy Crawford’s bubbly appearance in the 2021 Savage X Fenty showcase – just not so controversial.
Depp’s appearance came halfway through the star-studded event, which just aired on Prime Video. Dressed in one of Rihanna’s latest Savage X Fenty loungewear styles, the actor stars in OutKast’s “So Fresh, So Clean.” He smiles at the camera a few times, knowing that this casting is a big deal. After all, Rihanna has by his side – one of the biggest stars in the world who just got tapped for the Super Bowl halftime show – is a big problem.
News of Depp’s appearance leaked out last week and received some backlash. The Hollywood Vampires rocker, 59, is still a divisive figure in the entertainment industry despite winning his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. Actor Olly Alexander, who teamed up with Savage X Fenty in a social media campaign earlier this year, stated that he “will no longer carry the brand”. Others followed suit and some fans hoped he would not make the final.
Of course, Depp fans were overjoyed at the news of the actor’s recording. This fashion show is the most high-profile appearance yet for the actor since this year’s trial.
Heard publicly accused Depp of physical and sexual abuse throughout their five-year relationship; however, a Virginia jury found that he never abused her, not even once, with their verdict. The decision contradicted a 2020 ruling in London when a judge ruled it was “substantially true” that Depp abused his ex-wife. In June, Heard won one of her three counts, with the jury finding that she had been defamed through Depp’s attorney. Both Heard and Depp have appealed the decision for various reasons.
Rihanna is far from the only celebrity to back Depp. Kate Moss supported her ex-boyfriend and even testified at the trial. Winona Ryder also spoke out in defense of her former fiancé. While likes aren’t necessarily endorsements, Depp’s Instagram statement was wowed by a slew of stars after being awarded more than $10 million in damages. Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa and Zoe Saldana were among the celebrities who double tapped the post.
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