Eight years after Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton announced their separation, the Crown alum is reflecting on the “painful” split.
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Hollywood’s curse? Helena Bonham Carter defended J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp amid their respective controversies — and took a strong stance against cancel culture in the process.
“Do you ban a genius for their sexual practices?” the actress, 56, told U.K. outlet The Times in an interview published on Saturday, November 26. “There would be millions of people who, if you looked closely enough at their personal life, you would disqualify them. You can’t ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical and there’s a kind of witch hunt and a lack of understanding.”
When asked whether there were avenues for an A-lister to redeem themselves in the industry after a highly publicized scandal, the Crown alum was skeptical. “I don’t think there is for someone like Kevin Spacey,” she said, referring to the Seven star’s sexual assault allegations and subsequent legal drama. “And Johnny certainly went through it.”
Depp, 59, was awarded $15 million earlier this year in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, who previously identified herself as a victim of domestic violence. The jury reached its verdict in June after weeks in court.
“From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome,” the Pirates of the Caribbean star claimed in a statement following his legal victory. “Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that. … Truth never perishes.”
Bonham Carter has starred alongside Depp in several Tim Burton projects including Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows and more. She asserted in her
Eight years after Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton announced their separation, the Crown alum is reflecting on the “painful” split.
The search was on this year for Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Will Smith, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith: They topped Google’s just-released list of the Top 10 actors who generated the most Google searches in 2022.
Director Quentin Tarantino has been making the press rounds lately promoting his new book Cinema Speculation, and he recently opened up about an infamous leaked casting list for his 1994 classic Pulp Fiction.The 59-year-old filmmaker appeared on the 2 Bears 1 Cave podcast with Tom Segura, when he was asked about the cast list, which featured suggestions for actors to play characters such as Pumpkin (Tim Roth), Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer), Vincent (John Travolta), Lance (Eric Stoltz) and Jody (Rosanna Arquette).When asked why he had made such a comprehensive list for the characters, Tarantino - who revealed earlier this month his 10th film will be his last - stated he wanted to get a bunch of names who were 'pre-approved' by producers, with Depp second on the list to play Pumpkin, behind Roth.
Amber Heard has sought to appeal against the verdict in her multimillion-dollar US defamation lawsuit against ex-husband Johnny Depp.The Aquaman actress has argued that the result will have a "chilling" effect on other women.Lawyers for the 36-year-old have said the case "should never have gone to trial" in new documents obtained by PA news agency. They went on to criticise the decision to allow it to go ahead in Fairfax, in Virginia.Amber was sued by Johnny over a 2018 article she wrote for the Washington Post about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse.The actor's lawyers said her words falsely accused him of being an abuser, despite her not mentioning his name.Princess Beatrice breaks silence in five-word response to Mike TindallBack in June, a jury at Fairfax County Court returned a verdict in his favour and he was awarded 10.3 million dollars (£8.43 million) for damage to his reputation.In documents filed to the Virginia Court of Appeals, Amber's lawyers have now said the trial court had "erred" several times.They read: "The trial court erroneously refused to dismiss this action on the ground of forum non conveniens, based on its mistaken conclusion that Depp's claims arose in Virginia because the Washington Post's servers are located here."The trial court also erred in overruling Heard's demurrer (objection), in which she argued that the challenged statements are non-actionable expressions of opinion and are not reasonably capable of conveying the alleged defamatory implication."That holding, if allowed to stand, undoubtedly will have a chilling effect on other women who wish to speak about abuse involving powerful men."The documents added: "This case also should never have gone to trial because another
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Helena Bonham Carter is speaking out about some very controversial issues involving a few of her A-list peers.
Typically, when a celebrity says something problematic, they will quickly apologize (sincere or not) and attempt to move on. Then, when you have folks defending them, it’s at least understandable because there is an apology and a seemingly sincere desire to grow.
Helena Bonham Carter defended her Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows co-star Johnny Depp in an interview with London’s Sunday Times Magazine, saying the actor was “completely vindicated” in his defamation trial against his ex Amber Heard last spring.
JOHNNY Depp will return to the Pirates Of The Caribbean as Captain Jack Sparrow – five years on from the last film. Depp, who played the boozy buccaneer in all the previous five films, is scheduled for a test shoot in the UK in February according to a new call sheet from the production. Insiders said the working title of the new film, being made by Disney, was A Day At The Sea.
Johnny Depp is set to return to Pirates of the Caribbean as Jack Sparrow, according to reports.
Johnny Depp will not be returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, despite a report claiming his named had been spotted on a call sheet for a new movie in the hugely popular film series. Rumors began circulating Wednesday after a report claimed he would be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow despite being axed from the franchise by Disney in 2018.However, sources confirm to DailyMail.com that the information is false.Depp, 59, last played the swashbuckling character in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, before producers decided they wanted to bring in 'new energy' to the hugely popular film series. Johnny Depp NOT returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean in sixth film despite rumors embattled star would reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow after being AXED by Disney An insider had alleged to The Sun that a sixth film in the franchise was in the pipeline with a working title of A Day At the Sea, claiming: 'Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and is scheduled to start filming at the beginning of February at a top secret location in the UK.' Meanwhile, the insider further claimed: 'Everything is in the early stages and there is still no director attached to the project, which is being called A Day At The Sea.'Johnny is expected to do a test shoot in early February before the production gets fully underway.'The source continued: 'A call sheet has been distributed among those in the know.
Amber Heard insists her insurer has to cover the $8. 3 million she owes Johnny Depp after being found liable in their libel trial. The ‘Aquaman’ actress, 36, is countersuing New York Marine and General Insurance Co after it said it does not have to pay any money as a result of the case.
Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen and John Boyega are set to appear in hilarious new adverts for ITVX. The famous trio have all filmed funny skits to promote the brand new streaming service and its exciting new shows. In sneak peek preview clips, Helena, Matthew and John's ads all feature the same premise.
Lily-Rose Depp defended her choice to remain silent during the defamation trial involving her father Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.In a candid interview with Elle, the rising star actress explained why she decided to steer clear of all the drama and not comment directly on the case that was held in Fairfax County, Virginia earlier this year.'When it's something that's so private and so personal that all of a sudden becomes not so personal…I feel really entitled to my secret garden of thoughts,' the model and actress, who is set to star in HBO's upcoming series The Idol, said in the publication's cover story. Her take: Lily-Rose Depp, 23, defended her decision to remain silent and not comment about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial earlier this yearWhile addressing her silence, the Neuilly-sur-Seine, France native, 23, declared she wants to be judged on her own merits and not by the men in her life, whether that be her famous dad or boyfriends in her life.'I also think that I'm not here to answer for anybody, and I feel like for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether that's my family members or my boyfriends, whatever.'Sounding confident and somewhat defiant at the same time, she added, 'And I'm really ready to be defined for the things that I put out there.' Johnny Depp started dating Amber Heard following his announcement that he had separated from Lily-Rose's mother, Vanessa Paradis, in June 2012 after being an item for more than 14 years.The Depp and Heard union would only last about a year-and-a-half, ending with Heard filing for divorce in May 2016.
Johnny Depp's high-profile court case against Amber Heard.The 23-year-old broke her silence admitting she has avoided weighing in on the controversy because she refuses to be defined by men in her life.She explained: “When it’s something that’s so private and so personal that all of a sudden becomes not so personal, I feel really entitled to my secret garden of thoughts.“I also think that I’m not here to answer for anybody, and I feel like for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether that’s my family members or my boyfriends, whatever."Lily is the daughter of the 59-year-old actor and his ex partner, singer Vanessa Paradis, 49.They are also parents to her younger brother, 23-year-old Jack.Corrie star Julia Goulding announces baby arrival with husbandBeing the child of such a high-profile pair, her desire of privacy doesn't come as a surprise.From a young age, she said her parents tried their best to protect her and Jack from the limelight, but acknowledged her family life was different. She added: “I know my childhood didn’t look like everybody’s childhood, and it’s a very particular thing to deal with, but it’s also the only thing that I know," she added to Elle Magazine. Lily followed in her parents' showbiz footsteps and got her first acting role in Tusk back in 2014.She has since starred in The Dancer, Planetarium and The King.As well as acting, she is known for being a model and in 2015 became the face of Chanel No.
Lily-Rose Depp is breaking her silence… well, sorta. She’s breaking her silence about remaining silent.
Julia Fox has detailed why she felt compelled to stand up for Amber Heard amid the star's bitter $100m defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp.Speaking to Emily Ratajkowski on the model's High Low podcast, the actress, 32, said Heard's case proved that that 'none of us are safe' if a 'blonde, beautiful and successful' actress like Heard could be allegedly abused.Fox defended Heard, 36, on Instagram during the Depp v Heard defamation trial in May, writing on Instagram: 'This is clearly a sick way of still controlling her life by suing her all over the world. Candid: Julia Fox has detailed why she felt compelled to stand up for Amber Heard amid the star's bitter $100m defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp 'Did she hit him? Yes.
Political activist Gloria Steinem has shown her support for Amber Heard via an open letter condemning 'public shaming' in the wake of the star's $100m defamation trial loss against ex-husband Johnny Depp.Feminist Steinem, 88, joined a host of intimate partner violence organizations including the National Organization for Women, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Women’s March Foundation in signing the letter published on Wednesday.Exes Heard and Depp - who tied the knot in 2015, and were married for one year before Heard filed for divorce in 2016 - battled it out in court to determine if a 2018 Washington Post essay written by Heard, in which she accused the actor of domestic abuse, defamed Depp.After a months-long trial, Heard lost her case in June, with Steinem and other organizations blasting social media for mocking the star's 'allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault for entertainment.' Support: Political activist Gloria Steinem has shown her support for Amber Heard via an open letter condemning 'public shaming' in the wake of the star's $100m defamation trial loss against ex-husband Johnny Depp (Heard picrtured June 2022)The letter read: 'Five months ago, the verdict in the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deeply concerned many professionals in the fields of intimate partner and sexual violence... 'The vilification of Ms. Heard and ongoing online harassment of her and those who have voiced support for her have been unprecedented in both vitriol and scale.