Despite the fact that he was the star of the first five installments of the film franchise, actor testified in that he has never watched a Pirates of the Caribbean film.
On Day 7 of the v. defamation trial, the vilified actor took the stand to answer questions about his relationship with ex- , whom he’s suing for $50 million, accusing her of defamation and character assassination which Depp says has resulted in the destruction of his career.
tried without success to have the case thrown out altogether, and when her request was denied, she countersued , her ex-husband, for $100 million, claiming he is the abuser, not her.
In testimony given on Day 8 of the trial that is expected to last 5 to 6 weeks, told the that he has never watched any of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films, despite playing the starring role of the “irreverent trickster,” .
You can see a clip from Depp’s testimony here:
Depp testified that he “believes that the film did pretty well,” referring to the very first film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). He was right. The film grossed $654 million, meaning it did a little more than just “pretty well.”
Disney quietly distanced itself from after began to hurl accusations against Depp. The talented actor, whose acting resume includes roles like in , chocolatier in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in Fantastic Beasts, Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, and the Mad Hatter in ‘s remake of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, was not among the cast of Disney’s sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film, seemingly signaling Disney’s decision to part ways with the actor.
But in other testimony, confirmed to the that even if Disney offered him a role in the sixth Pirates installment, he wouldn’t take the role.
The defamation case between Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia and is expected to continue for a few more weeks. and continues today at the