Actor Johnny Depp has been grabbing a fair share of headlines this year, but none of them have been for his films.
Depp, who is currently in a battle with his former representatives, has been accused of a lavish lifestyle which exceeds his fortunes. Headlines about Depp’s out-of-control spending have been in tandem with headlines about his abusive behavior towards people including his own family members. Depp’s his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, revealed that she had to get a restraining order against Depp. But his latest headline-grabbing activity has to do with abuse of alcohol.
Arriving in London for the Nov. 2 premiere of his new film, “Murder on the Orient Express,” Johnny Depp appeared to be drunk.
The Sun reports that Depp was staggering and reeking of booze when he arrived. They say the bleary-eyed Academy Award nominee’s personal security guard had to not only prop him up, but also guide him into Royal Albert Hall.
“Everyone thought he’d been drinking,” sources told the paper, adding that the 54-year-old actor had spent the night before partying at the hot London club The Box.
The A-lister was also apparently asked to stop smoking indoors three separate times during the event.
Depp’s odd behavior continued on Nov. 3, when he appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” alongside costars Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer and Josh Gad, as well as director Kenneth Branagh, to promote the big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel of the same name.
On air, Depp discussed his dream of going to Disneyland dressed as his famous “Pirates of the Caribbean” character Captain Jack Sparrow and pretending to be a statue, according to The Daily Mail.
“I was very excited to stand rock still and then shout out (in Jack’s voice), “Oi, what you looking at?” I got no reaction whatsoever – nothing! I then had to start describing the people I was shouting at so they knew I was real… it was exhausting and such a bad idea,” Depp said.
Depp is the latest of A-list actors to find himself in hot water. Actor Kevin Spacey has been hit with a parade of accusations over sexual harassment, as has famed producer Harvey Weinstein.
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