Johnny Depp made a rare public appearance at the Cannes Film Festival the day after the premiere of his latest film, “Jeanne du Barry.”

During a press conference, Depp expressed his feelings towards Hollywood and his future in the industry.

He stated, “I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood, because I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t have much further need for Hollywood, myself.”

Depp’s comments come in the aftermath of his legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, where he was awarded $10 million in damages after the jury sided with him in the defamation trial.

Depp had previously claimed that he had lost work due to Heard’s allegations, and one notable incident was his departure from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.

However, he now asserts that he is not interested in returning to studio projects.

When asked about feeling boycotted, Depp responded, “When you’re asked to resign from a film you’re doing because of something that is merely a function of vowels and consonants floating in the air, yes, you feel boycotted.”

The press conference for “Jeanne du Barry” was eventful, with Depp’s late arrival adding to the circus-like atmosphere. He addressed the media’s portrayal of him, referring to it as “fantastically, horrifically written fiction.”

Depp compared the situation to being asked, “How are you doing?” with the underlying subtext being, “God, I hate you.” Some have questioned whether Cannes should have given Depp such a prominent platform, but Depp responded by asking, “Who are they? What do they care?”

Depp further expressed his skepticism about the concept of a “comeback” in his career.

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He stated, “I’ve had my 17th comeback, apparently. I keep wondering about the word ‘comeback.’ I didn’t go anywhere. As a matter of fact, I live about 45 minutes away. Maybe people stopped calling out of whatever their fear was at the time. But I didn’t go nowhere.”

“Jeanne du Barry” premiered in French cinemas on Tuesday, but it currently does not have distribution in the United States.

In summary, Johnny Depp’s appearance at the Cannes Film Festival following the premiere of “Jeanne du Barry” provided insight into his perspective on Hollywood and his future in the industry.

Despite his past legal battles and professional setbacks, Depp expressed a lack of interest in returning to mainstream studio projects.

He also addressed the media’s portrayal of him and questioned the critics who questioned his presence at Cannes. Depp’s statements shed light on his current mindset and his determination to continue pursuing his career on his own terms.