Johnny Shows His Old Self?

25 Jun

So we’ve seen the 180 and there are still many many things that Depp just seems to have lost touch with, but one thing that he seems to be doing more of, (not just a spot here or there) is meeting and greeting fans again. This is something he wasn’t dong much at all during his “courtship” with Amber Heard, yet now for POTC 5 and after the “ceremony” he’s out and about a lot with fans in Australia.Β  Do you think this is him trying to get some of his old self back, or do you feel it’s only being done because it’s a Disney film, with a lot of asses on the line?



29 Responses to “Johnny Shows His Old Self?”

  1. cindy June 25, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    I truely doubt that..I do feel he has lost and changed too much since he fell in love with Amber and there is little chance that he can find himself back as long as he is still with her. I think most probably it is a Disney film, and POTC series can,to some extend, bring him back to the old days with those happy memories, so he may behave more likely to be the old self.

    • Anon June 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

      “fell in love with amber”…? do you see love there?

  2. KC June 25, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    I want the answer to be that Johnny is doing it out of love for his fans, but I believe that it is more to makeup for the dog smuggling.

    I miss the Johnny of 6-7 yrs ago. The one that was truly grateful for the comfortable position his fans put him in. Remember the Letterman interviews where he would be genuinely surprised when the audience would laugh or applaud at his comments?

    I detest today’s Johnny who; while promoting a film, regurgitates the same story in every interview (televised or printed).

    I think Vanessa kicked him to the curb, tired of the cheating and ego bullshit. Tired of the scarves and braclets. He went from being an original anti-Hollywood actor to being a studio-owned fake. He lost himself which caused him to lose his girl (as he used to call her) and his kids.

    LR is 16 and while most 16 year old girls have nothing in common with their fathers – can you imagine how she must depise him for openly cheating on her beloved mother and even worse forcing the tramp down LR & J’s throats & into their family?

    No, this isn’t the old Johnny – it’s the new Johnny – bullshit Johnny. We won’t start to see the old Johnny until Heard is out of the picture. He’ll then need to take some time off, examine his choices (where/what they got/cost him). Only then will we see the old Johnny.

    • Andrew June 25, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      Lovely post. TY

    • Mary June 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

      totally agree with you!

  3. Guest June 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    It’s just damage control to try and smooth things over after the dog scandal. He doesn’t seem to be that comfortable with fans like he used to. We won’t see the old Johnny as long as Turdy is around.

  4. stellina June 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Damage control, supervised and probably organized by Disney, after doggie gate and the injury break, which left many people without a paycheck for a while.

  5. Elle June 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    In the footage of this woman kissing him on the cheek, he pushes her away. Don’t blame him actually. She’s on the morning show at the moment and she’s a chubby bogan who clearly knows no bounds.

  6. sonia June 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    He better be doing some damage control with that wife of his. He is in Australia trying to keep things going smoothly, seemingly blowing off the whole “Dog Smuggling” fiasco, and she is doing interviews trashing Australia and it’s Government. It is well known by now that there is a reason behind her mouthing off like she is. Lets just hope Johnny puts a stop to it before she really pisses people off. Hmmm….maybe that is her reason. Piss off the Australian Gov., get Johnny some jail time, enjoy marriage to one of the richest men in the world, without having to deal with him. Seems to be the perfect plan. It’s a shame everyone is seeing it except dear ol’ Johnny.

  7. Lydia June 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    I think he feels abandoned by his fans, deserved or not. Now he just sees us as ppl who want to score a photoop or autograph gor our personal gain. He said at the 1st Aussie fan deal: “I don’t have any fans. ” He doesn’t think of us as family. He’s wounded and in forced by Disney & agents survival mode, but that’s better than the self-destruct mode he’s been in for a while.

    • Liz June 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      ^ that’s unfair, he said jokingly to a tv reporter “these aren’t fans.. they’re all relatives.” He’s never liked the word “fan” and has said so repeatedly, and in truth not everyone is so much a “fan” as just a general interest in meeting a celebrity.

      And honestly, LOOK at all of this, how can he feel abandoned?! If anything he’s NOT feeling the backlash that he maybe should have for his previous bad behavior.

      Shit, 800 people showing up and showering your with admiration… if anything, he’s feeling the opposite of abandoned!

      I like to imagine Turdy pouting her way through her shitty movie press tour because she couldn’t get this kind of attention if she danced naked on top of Lady Liberty with his name tattooed on her ass! LOL

      That’s probably her reason for all the snarky comments, reaching for her 15 minutes while her “husband” is getting loved on and well, that’s the last thing she wants, him to feel any genuine human connection with another living being, it might remind him he’s dead inside around her!

      • sad for jd June 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

        I’m sure she doesn’t like that he gets all the attention. ..poor little amber!
        Liz, Love your comment about Turdy dancing around naked..πŸ˜€

      • Guest June 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

        She sure doesn’t like Johnny getting the attention. Look at Turdy and her publicity stunt!

  8. Liz June 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    I disagree. You all are failing to understand how these things come to be. This is a BIG budget movie that is being filmed in a country that is simply not used to such things, also it features a BIG star (Depp). They are often filming in public locations, rather than studio lots, and therefore the public is aware and word spreads and people go “ooh I want to see! and I want to meet Johnny Depp!”

    If you’ve never seen a “location” film set it usually consists of a parking lot full of trucks and trailers that is located near, but sometimes not exactly, AT the location. Also we post signs for the cast/ crew and extras to locate this “base camp” as it as called. It’s really easy, if you live in the neighborhood, to find a base camp and movie set. Easier still where they are not common place.

    As the crowd gathers, production’s job is only to keep the crowd a: under control and b: queit if they disrupt the filming. It appears so far the crowds are being kept at a safe distance from the actual set.

    Now sure, Depp has the choice, stop or not. Honestly, he seems to still be humbled enough to want to stop, even after a long day. I don’t think he’s doing this to smooth over doggie gate or his injury or his stupid wife’s comments. I think he stops because he wants to, he likes to play with the fans in character and because he knows who the boss really is!

    Disney just sees positive press for their film so they do not chase off the people or the media, that would be BAD business. But they’re not calling them, they don’t have to, the media goes where the story is and there’s not going to be a bigger story in town!

    Win. Win.

    And really, if you watch many of the videos that fans are posting, you DO see a Johnny who is very comfortable, joking, actually speaking in complete clear sentences (when he’s not doing Jack Sparrow) and being very, very genuine. Also, read the comments from those that were there, nothing but positive. I believe the people not the hype.

    I honestly believe this is one of the last pieces of him that remains. That and the actor who’s on set. Now has his performance been tainted by Chupa’s effect on his psyche and/ or his drinking, possibly. BUT on the upside, he’s been with this character for SO long that it’s very second nature to him so it’s likely to be the least affected thing he does.

    He seems to me to be far more stable this last month or so, I actually credit this “fandom.” I feel it has been a reminder to him a: why he does this work and esp plays that role and b: the effect this job can have on people. As silly as it may seem, it’s true, especially with the kiddies! These are very good things. They may tip the tide, particularly if Turdy keeps shoveling shit on “the people” and this country that is showing him so much love and generosity.

    And remember she has her life, he has his. πŸ˜‰ He’s winning right now, let’s give him a pass on this one and hope it continues to be a positive pattern and since she has no plans to return to OZ (fingers crossed) he’ll be free of her for another month or so and hey, clarity of mind may set in!

    Perhaps we need to plant some fans in these crowds to chat “DIVORCE”! LOL

    • Mango June 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      He maybe gearing up to do that . I like your post.

      I want the best for his situation and wish for her to grow up and wake up… But I still think they are not really married… He probably just needs to finish situating a few odds and ends… Maybe he just went through with wedding fiasco because he saw a possible easier way to get out of this mess… I still see a little light in his eye from time to time… I Think he wants better . I’m glad Jerry has been around him. It has seemed to help…

      Praying for better and I have appreciated your insight on some of this.

      Hope you can get going on some projects you would really like- I was thinking you said you were an aspiring actress.

  9. Liz June 25, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    “Johnny reportedly scrawled his signature on paper and grinned for the cameras for around 90 minutes on Monday and Tuesday as the fans queued outside the entrance to the set.”

    90 Minutes is not just “appeasing.” If this was just for show, he’d breeze through there like lighting.

    And watch the videos… the most “him” I’ve seen in years.
    Read more:

    Johnny took it all in his stride as he told the brunette beauty, ‘Oh bless you’re heart,’ adding sarcastically, ‘You’re shy.’

    ^quick and funny. Now that’s Johnny Depp.

    real sincerity in the beginning and then switches to Jack:

    “OMFG! A moment I will never forget! A celebrity who isn’t a snob. He tried to hold everybody’s hands and was so nice to all his fans! I love you Johnny Depp Thank you so much!”

    Someone hands him a baby! That seems insane! ha : LOL

    “Not worried about the media attention, he was there for the fans; even to the point of telling his minders that he wasn’t going home, just yet.”
    3 HOURS!!!!! Add that to his almost certain 10- 12 hour work day… geez

    Some kid asks about the dogs: he jokes again but no insult.

    These go on, and on, and on and all seem positive!
    (totally swiped all these from a fan forum, ha ha thanks for doing all the work for me!)

    Honestly watching these has made me feel even more optimistic! And I’ve nearly completely forgotten about uhhh, what’s her name again….

    I say keep it up Aussies, you may just pull this man back from the brink of the hell he’s been in!! Cheers!!!!!
    Drinks all around!

    Except you Johnny, put that shit down, you’ve got work to do! You can have sparkling water, I’ll even put an umbrella in it. πŸ˜‰

  10. Liz June 25, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    BTW if you watch the longest video to the end, Johnny clearly does not want to leave. He’s happy there… Jerry drags him to the car!

  11. Liz June 25, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh my! LOL At :56

    some guy yells “johnny have sex with my girlfriend!” That gets his attention! HA HA

    • goawayjamber June 26, 2015 at 8:46 am #

      LOL I saw/heard that. Very funny..Liz

  12. Mango June 25, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    They were going to film in LA….. I heard… I live in AR , I was going to try do drive down there, bummer 😦

    Can’t drive to Australia

    • Liz June 25, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

      I feel you! I maybe could’ve been IN it then!! I hate that they took it overseas… if there’s a 6, I’m fairly certain the southeastern US is a strong possible location! We’ve got really, really, really tasty tax credits. As I understand it, Disney took the offer they had for another project that had fallen through and applied it to POTC. Always about saving a buck. πŸ˜‰ Also, Pinewood Atlanta is Disney’s new home… all Marvel films are shot there now and that place is MASSIVE and growing by the year!

      • Mango June 25, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

        Want to meet him this year πŸ™‚ for my 38th birthday!

        I wish I could get the chance to talk to him!

        Really would like to see what he’s like πŸ™‚

      • Mango June 25, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

        I think he would be awesome to work with πŸ™‚
        Good intuition and a sense of humor…

        Probably would be a gr8 gig πŸ™‚

      • Liz June 25, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

        well the word “around town” is he is… who knows now. I get the feeling he’s hiding in his work which may be his last salvation. Cause, for a man who kept saying “retire” a few years ago, he’s been bouncing from one gig to the next awfully fast. Tells me he’s avoiding something, probably home.

        He always seems to be a riot in bloopers… and honestly, that’s what I look for! When the outtakes seem like everyone is having a good time, it’s a good sign… experience has proven this. There are certainly some people who are boring as a stack of wood… and boy does that ever make a day loooooonnnng. ugh

        The type of director and producer play a huge part too. Bruckheimer has long been on the top of my list because every project he seems to make seems to have a happy cast and crew, even when working in the most extreme situations. I will say, this film seems to be one of the first that I recall really hearing a lot of negative talk from the set.

        The Lone Ranger had it’s money troubles and weather challenges like a few of the other Pirates films but that’s all normal. This one has been hit with injuries, rumors of Johnny’s bad behavior and of course delays and upset workers. Either the Aussie’s are a fussy bunch and can’t hack it, or there is indeed some truth to Depp not having been on his game. It seems that has shifted. We’re not hearing about “Johnny come lately” anymore… That rumored intervention would’ve taken place months ago so, who knows….

        I still say, Jerry The Bodyguard get’s credit. And the “fans.” πŸ™‚ But maybe Bruckeimer cracked the whip! Which would make me respect him even more.

  13. Liz June 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    This is from the other meet and greet and the ending @ 2:50 is hilarious.. Johnny knows when Jerry is mad. Ha

    • sad for jd June 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

      Liz thanks for all the fan clips…nice to see him away from chupacabra.
      As far the fines for doggie gate. …shouldn’t the owner of dogs be charged with bring them in the country. ..meaning Amber…but let’s face it johnny will pay for her mistake…probably easier that way.

      • Liz June 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

        Oh yeah AS IF Turdy would cough up $300,000 for anything. She’s probably a hoarder, most psycho’s are. They’re just greedy by nature.

        I wonder how she’d respond to Johnny’s “I killed em. I had to.” Remark, cause best I can tell, that’s what he said to that boy. Then added “they’re fine, they escaped.” That’s how he feels about your “babies” Turdy…. go cry to your Mommy and Daddy about that one.

  14. Minnie1 June 26, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    Didn’t see the “I killed them” clip,but it does bring to mind the tossing of a chupa out of the window. There is some hostility there.

    • Liz June 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

      That’s in the 2nd embedded video. A boy asks him how are his dogs and, it’s a bit hard to hear him, I just happened to have headphones on when I watched so I caught it, but he says “I killed em, I had too.” And the crowd giggles. He’s still playing with the Jack Sparrow character for 90% of the meet and greets so that has something to do with it, but yeah, I thought that was a slight tip of his hat. He doesn’t “love” those dogs and they’re certainly not “his babies.”

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