Johnny Depp skips late-night partying for health and rest at Cannes Film Festival
Johnny Depp's comeback film, Jeanne du Barry, made its world debut at the Cannes Film Festival last week.
Johnny Depp is said to have focused on his “health and rest” instead of partying at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Donnie Brasco actor, 59, was renowned for his love of a late-night bash during the spring event, but last week chose to spend a quiet night at his hotel following the premiere of his new movie Jeanne de Barry.
A source told TMZ after the showing “he made the decision to head back to his room early to make sure he got enough rest and to prepare for another day of media interviews”.
The insider added Depp has experienced “an evolution in terms of prioritising his health and rest” while his work picks up.
TMZ reported Depp will attend Monday’s (May 22) tribute concert in London for his old friend Jeff Beck, who died aged 78 from a bacterial meningitis infection in January.
He is then set to go on the road with his Hollywood Vampires band, before starting directing duties on Modi starring Al Pacino, 83.
The Sunday Mirror printed a picture of Depp's empty seat at the Carlton Cannes bash for his period drama Jeanne du Barry, and said he missed a feast white lobster salad, flame-seared sea bass and St Honoré pastry dessert at the party.
An insider told the newspaper: “Everyone was expecting Johnny at the dinner.
“It’s very rare for the star of the film to not show, but he decided to lay low.
“All eyes are on him and he was worried about anything that could damage his comeback after an overwhelmingly positive reception at the Palais des Festivals opening ceremony.
He was also nervous about any tension with guests inside.”
Among guests at the A-list dinner were Brie Larson — one of the most outspoken advocates of the #MeToo movement — along with Uma Thurman,Helen Mirren, and Naomi Campbell.
In Jeanne du Barry Depp plays Louis XV, his first major role since his 2022 defamation victory against his ex-wife and Aquaman actress Amber Heard, who is now living in Spain.
Depp, who stepped down from Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore in the wake of his court case, said at Cannes: “I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood because I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t have much further need for Hollywood.
“It’s a funny time where everybody would love to be able to be themselves, but they can’t. They must fall in line with the person in front. If you want to live that life, I wish you the best.”
Watch Depp speaking at the Jeanne du Barry press con (he arrived late — fast forward to 15:30) at the Cannes Film Festival here:
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