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Helen Bonham Carter Believes Johnny Depp Has Been Vindicated

As the Pirates of the Caribbean star tries to repair his damaged reputation, Helen Bonham Carter says that Johnny Depp has already been “vindicated.” The British actress is perhaps best known for her role in the Harry Potter films as the villainess Bellatrix Lestrange, one of Lord Voldemort’s most feared followers known as Death Eaters. Though Bonham Carter and Depp have been frequent co-stars over the years, they never starred in a Harry Potter film together. Depp joined the Wizarding World franchise in the spinoff series, Fantastic Beasts, as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Following his ex-wife Amber Heard’s domestic violence allegations made against him, Depp was asked to step down from the role and was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen. A jury later ruled that Heard’s allegations were false and that she defamed Depp.

Now, six months after Depp won his libel lawsuit against Heard, one of the former’s frequent co-stars is speaking out about his attempted comeback. During a recent interview with The Times, the Harry Potter star said that Depp has been “completely vindicated” by the outcome of the case and is “totally fine” now. Bonham Carter also discussed whether the highly-publicized trial represented the pendulum of #MeToo swinging back. Read what she said below:

I think he’s completely vindicated. I think he’s fine now. Totally fine. My view is that she got on that pendulum. That’s the problem with these things — that people will jump on the bandwagon because it’s the trend and to be the poster girl for it.

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Johnny Depp & Helen Bonham Carter Are Frequent Co-Stars

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd musical

Bonham Carter’s comments are in defense of one of her most frequent and closest collaborators. Depp and Bonham Carter two have starred together in a total of seven films – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, and Alice Through the Looking Glass – the first five of which are from the gothic mind of Tim Burton. Furthermore, Depp is the godfather to Carter’s two children with Burton.

With Bonham Carter and Depp developing such a close friendship over the years, it’s no surprise that she would come out in defense of the embroiled actor, even as much of Hollywood remains silent on the topic. While Bonham Carter is confident that Depp’s career will be “totally fine” in light of trial, that much remains to be seen. Depp is currently attempting a comeback with his role as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry. However, it’s unlikely Depp can ever fully restore his reputation to where it was before his contentious legal battle with Heard.

In addition to Depp, Bonham Carter is the latest to defend J.K. Rowling, calling the fan backlash to the Harry Potter author’s comments “horrendous.” In Depp and Rowling, Bonham Carter has come out in defense of two very controversial figures, so while her comments will find some support, they will also likely inspire some significant backlash. Whether the topic is Depp, Rowling, or British politics, it’s clear that Helen Bonham Carter isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

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Source: The Times

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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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