Johnny Depp laughs as the Disney exec asked if he could be paid “a million alpacas” for the pirate role

Johnny Depp found humor in a question asked during testimony by a Disney executive in the ongoing defamation trial of ex-wife Amber Heard.

In a pre-recorded deposition filed with the court on Thursday (Jan Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise – was asked about Depp’s future in the potential sixth film.

“Do you know if Mr. Depp is being considered for a role? Pirates 6?‘ Heard’s attorney asked.

To which Newman replied: “I don’t know how to do it,” adding that “the decision is not my professional responsibility. It’s above my pay grade.”

The attorney continued, “Is Disney aware that Mr. Depp has testified under oath that he would not take another Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise role for $300 million and a million alpacas?”

Again Newman replied, “No”.

If pressed further, whether Disney agreed to “pay Mr. Depp more than $300 million and [providing] him with more than a million alpacas to be able to use his services for any future Pirates of the Caribbean role,” the manager replied, “No.”

Depp and his attorney Camille Vasquez could be seen laughing together as a result of the question.

Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£38.2m). He alleges that Heard implied he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.

Heard is filing a $100million (£80.9million) counterclaim accusing Depp of organizing a “defamation campaign” against her and calling his lawsuit a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.

You can follow along The Independent’s live blog of the study here.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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