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First Look At Johnny Depp As King Louis XV in New Movie Image

The first look at Johnny Depp as the controversial King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry has been revealed. This will mark his first role since the contentious Amber Heard trial. Depp is one of the most recognizable actors of his generation, though his name has recently been marred in controversy due to the highly-publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife, Heard. This past June, a jury found that Heard defamed Depp in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed, which alluded to her being a victim of domestic abuse.

Shortly after the trial ended, Depp resumed acting again in the period drama Jeanne du Barry, which started shooting in France at the end of July. From French filmmaker Maïwenn, the film follows a young working-class woman and courtesan named Jeanne who uses her various charms to climb the social ladder, eventually landing on the radar of King Louis XV. Other than Maïwenn in the title role and Depp as the controversial French monarch, Jeanne du Barry also stars Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory, and India Hair. With the film being Depp’s first major role since the trial ended, many have been eagerly awaiting a glimpse at his return to acting.

Related: How Johnny Depp Tried To Get Fired From 21 Jump Street (& Why He Left)

Now, the first look at Depp in Jeanne du Barry is here. Per Variety, the image shows a side profile of the Pirates of the Caribbean star as King Louis XV in full regal attire, replete with a powdered wig, fuzzy hat, and colorful embroidery. The character is curiously wearing a black blindfold around his eyes, which could have something to do with the plot of the film, or merely meant to symbolize the King’s blindness to his own corruption. Check out the first look below:

Johnny Depp as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry

Jeanne du Barry is Depp’s first major role since 2020’s Minamata, in which he played the war photographer W. Eugene Smith. Later that same year, Depp was let go from the Fantastic Beasts franchise after losing a libel case against the UK tabloid The Sun, which called the actor a “wife beater.” Since winning the subsequent defamation trial against Heard, which Depp says “gave [him his] life back,” the actor is now looking to restore his Hollywood reputation and Jeanne du Barry represents the beginning of that formidable journey.

Depp’s role as King Louis XV also has the chance to mirror the real-life situation he finds himself in. The French monarch was universally beloved during much of his 59-year-long reign as King, though he suffered a drastic fall from grace after being accused of corruption and debauchery. Time will tell if this marks the beginning of Depp’s comeback. Just like Minamata, Depp’s presence in Jeanne du Barry is sure to cause some controversy leading up to and upon its release, though that hasn’t stopped Netflix from streaming the film.

Source: Variety

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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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