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Tim Burton Explains Why He’d Work With Johnny Depp Again

Despite Johnny Depp’s recent controversies, Wednesday director Tim Burton says he’s willing to work with Depp again. Burton, who is currently promoting his upcoming Addams Family-inspired series for Netflix, began his filmmaking career as an animator for Disney. Burton’s works, which range from the horror-comedy Beetlejuice to the biographical drama Ed Wood, are known for his dark whimsical style. Throughout his career, Burton has frequently collaborated with Depp, who stars in several of his films, including Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The pair last worked together in 2012 for Burton’s big-screen adaptation of Dark Shadows.

Although he was once the lead star in Disney’s popular Pirates of the Caribbean series, Depp’s career has become embroiled in controversies in recent years. Perhaps most notably, the actor was involved in a highly publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, after she alleged that Depp was verbally and physically abusive during their relationship. The trial concluded in June, and although the jury ruled in Depp’s favor, the proceedings had already seemingly dealt damage to Depp’s career. In 2020, Warner Bros. asked Depp to resign from its Fantastic Beasts series during the production of the third film, and Disney had already released a statement confirming that Depp would not be returning for the planned Pirates of the Caribbean 6

Related: Why Johnny Depp Couldn’t Save The Pirates Of The Caribbean Movies

Although it appears Depp’s popularity has waned since the abuse allegations began, he isn’t being abandoned by his long-time collaborator, Tim Burton. In a recent interview with Reuters (via, Burton claimed he would work with Depp again, explaining that he looks for the right person for all of his work. Check out Burton’s statement below:

“If the right thing was around, sure… I think with anybody, you just, I never work with anybody even with my friends, it’s not like a party so I always would like to try it with him or anybody to kind of go; what is the part? What is the thing? And then is it the right thing, is it the right character? I take things on those basis and no others.”

Can Johnny Depp Make A Comeback?

Johnny Depp as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry header

Although Burton is willing to cast Depp again, the actor has appeared in few roles since the defamation trial began, and even well before that. Depp’s reputation has certainly faced serious setbacks in recent years, and with the sharp drop in acting roles Depp has received, it currently seems unlikely that he can ever reach the widespread popularity he once held. After all, Depp has no plans to return to his two biggest roles: Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and Gellert Grindewald in Fantastic Beasts. The actor’s next role will be as King Louis XV in the upcoming French film, La Favorite.

Still, despite such controversy, Depp still has a dedicated fanbase and many supporters. In addition to Burton, Mads Mikkelsen, who replaced Depp in the third Fantastic Beasts film, said he would support Depp’s return to the Fantastic Beasts franchise if it happened. Depp will also be appearing in the Savage X Fenty fashion show which will be available to stream on Prime Video on November 9. Perhaps, with these appearances and if Burton follows through on his words, Depp can someday overcome the past allegations.

Next: Every Actor Who Can Replace Johnny Depp As Jack Sparrow

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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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