Johnny Depp has spoken out about what he’s called “Hollywood’s boycott” of him, saying he’ll happily perform Captain Jack Sparrow at children’s parties "at this point".
The star has previously suggested that he has fallen out of favour in Tinseltown since losing his libel case against The Sun, which had referred to Depp as a “wife beater” in a story about him and his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Speaking at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Depp said he would now be happy to reprise his Pirates Of The Caribbean role at birthday parties.
The actor, 58, was discussing the quirky character and said: “The beauty of Captain Jack Sparrow for me is that I can travel with Captain Jack in a box, literally Captain Jack in a box, and when the opportunity is right I'm able to go and visit people and places where the smiles and the laughs and the things that are important, the most important things in the world, are on the line.
“So I still travel with Captain Jack and if I have the opportunity, whenever I do, I will go to these places. I'll go to somebody's house - man, I'll perform at your kid's birthday party at this point!"
Depp lost his high-profile libel case in 2020.
It was later announced that he was being replaced in Harry Potter spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts.
In August he told The Sunday Times it had been a “surreal” few years and referred to "Hollywood's boycott of, erm, me".
"One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years," he said.
"But, you know, I'm moving towards where I need to go to make all that… To bring things to light."
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