Johnny Depp is recovering after his victory in the defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Longtime friend of two decades and former co-star Greg Ellis has shed some light on the 59-year-old’s current state of mind.
Ellis, 54, and Depp starred together in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and first crossed paths 20 years ago at a reading table in the Viper Room in Los Angeles.
Ellis recently revealed to Fox News that he’s been speaking to the Edward Scissorhands star since the trial ended last month.
The ‘Days of Our Lives’ actor shared that Depp was ‘in good spirits’ and claimed that ‘the weight of the world has been lifted from his shoulders’.
Ellis explained that he felt Depp was trying to focus on his music and other film projects as the latter was recently spotted in the UK performing with Jeff Beck.
The British filmmaker also pointed out that those around him may be “very picky” about who the Kentucky native works with.
“So I think he’s just happy to get his life back and hopefully talk less about it,” Ellis said, referring to the trial that ultimately resulted in a $10.3 million win for Depp.
Ellis even offered his own take on the court case, which came from a 2018 Washington Post op-ed Heard, 36, wrote in which she discussed domestic violence.
“It’s extremely rare for someone flagged as the respondent targeted with the false accusation of domestic violence — the silver bullet — to come out with any semblance of victory, let alone have a voice,” Ellis explained the victory of the “Dark Shadows” star.
“The fact that he was able to speak for the first time, and I think we saw from the process too, his humanity and the spirit and the gentle nature of the man,” Ellis continued. “He was consistent and only took responsibility for his mistakes and the mistakes he made. He never said he was perfect.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is split into five films and premiered from 2003 to 2017.
A sixth film is reportedly in development, though Depp isn’t in talks of returning as legendary pirate Captain Sparrow.
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