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Johnny Depp testifies he’s never watched Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” films

Despite the fact that he was the star of the first five installments of the film franchise, actor Johnny Depp testified in court that he has never watched a Pirates of the Caribbean film.

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On Day 7 of the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial, the vilified actor took the stand to answer questions about his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard, 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.

Amber Heard tried without success to have the case thrown out altogether, and when her request was denied, she countersued Johnny Depp, her ex-husband, for $100 million, claiming he is the abuser, not her.

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In testimony given on Day 8 of the trial that is expected to last 5 to 6 weeks, Johnny Depp told the court that he has never watched any of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films, despite playing the starring role of the “irreverent trickster,” Captain Jack Sparrow.

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.”

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Disney quietly distanced itself from Captain Jack Sparrow after Amber Heard began to hurl accusations against Depp. The talented actor, whose acting resume includes roles like Edward Scissorhands in Edward Scissorhands, chocolatier Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow, and the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton‘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.

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But in other testimony, Johnny Depp confirmed to the court that even if Disney offered him a role in the sixth Pirates installment, he wouldn’t take the role.

The defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues today at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia and is expected to continue for a few more weeks.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!