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Johnny Depp’s Movie Return Isn’t What You’d Expect (But It Makes Sense)

Johnny Depp is returning to movies with La Favorite, and while it may not be the kind of project expected from the star, it makes sense considering the actor’s history. This film will be Johnny Depp’s first big screen appearance since his highly publicized defamation trial and removal from the Fantastic Beasts and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises. While Depp is known for his big Hollywood projects, La Favorite diverts from past expectations.

Depp’s iconic roles in blockbusters like Pirates of The Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice in Wonderland might spring easily to mind and some feel recent. However, his last film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in 2018, and Depp was replaced in Fantastic Beasts 3. During court proceedings between Depp and Heard, the actor shared that he had been struggling to find work, and while La Favorite might feel like an odd direction to take, it is a good fit for Depp.

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Johnny Depp Will Speak Only French As King Louis XV In La Favorite


Depp’s first starring role since 2018 is in the French biographical film La Favorite, in which the actor will play King Louis XV, known in history as Louis the Beloved. It is directed by French actress and filmmaker Maïwenn, who will be starring opposite Depp as Louis XV’s official mistress, the Comtesse du Barry. The film will have a theatrical release only in France and will not begin streaming on Netflix in the United States until 15 months after that theatrical release. Of course, the French movie will have an entirely French script, so English will be out of the question for Depp.

While Depp lived in France for several years with his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, the actor has confessed (via People) to struggling with the language. It’s one thing for an actor to fumble through a foreign language knowing that only select audiences will notice their errors, but another to perform exclusively to native users. In La Favorite, Depp’s usage of French will have to be worthy of King Louis XV, which presents an intriguing challenge for the actor.

Why La Favorite Makes Sense For Johnny Depp


Depp’s best performances and dedication to his roles have proven that he is an actor who is far more likely to take an interesting job than one that is guaranteed to be successful. Playing a historical figure in a different language is a challenge many actors would avoid. Getting something like this wrong could be detrimental to someone’s career and challenging to overcome. Still, choosing La Favorite as his first film in several years proves that Depp is fully leaning into this challenge.

Additionally, given Depp’s recent experience with Hollywood, it makes sense that he would choose to take the independent route on his journey back to the big screen. The actor shared during his trial that he was disappointed at how he was treated by Disney and Warner Bros when he was stopped from returning to Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So, it is unlikely that he will return to Hollywood too soon. Las Favorite may never receive the same attention as some of Depp’s other films, but it makes sense that it’s the one he would choose for the next stage in his career.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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