Johnny Depp Walks In Rihanna’s ‘Savage X Fenty’ Show, His First High-profile Performance Since Trial


Johnny Depp walks in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 fashion show. (Photo: Prime video)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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