On Monday, we discussed the photos from this weekend’s LA premiere of The Danish Girl. Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander were there, of course, as was supporting player Amber Heard. By all accounts, Amber’s part is small and while she’s arguably the most gossip-worthy person in the cast, it’s not like the studio is building an awards campaign around her performance. Amber is just hustling for the sake of hustling, which is why she once again trotted out her husband, Johnny “Scarfy” Depp, to yet another premiere. Many of you commented about how Depp looked like ten kinds of hell at the premiere (truth), but did you also know he was drunk and slurring his words? It’s true. I was watching this video at E! News and he was messy. Not fall-down-drunk messy, but you could definitely tell that he had been drinking and “maintaining” for a while. Here’s a clip:
As for what Depp actually says in the interview… for what it’s worth, he seems genuinely proud of Amber and he seems to like The Danish Girl as a film. He told E!: “It’s a very beautiful movie and I’m very proud of her. She worked very hard…It looks like where she belongs. I always felt like I was supposed to be in a different time and I kind of felt that way about her the first time I saw her. So it looks right and perfect for her.”
He was also asked how he knew Amber was The One (eyeroll). Scarfy’s answer is just as eye-rolly too. The first thing that came to mind? Amber knows the blues: “We connect on a lot of levels but the first things that really got me was she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song and she knew what it was.” He also likes that she reads: “She’s very very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been so we connected on that as well. And she’s kind of brilliant. I’m a lucky man.”
Here’s my question: do you think Amber is embarrassed? Like, she thought she scored the white whale, the impossible “get” when she started up with Depp (likely when he was still with Vanessa Paradis). And now she’s stuck with a bloated, drunk mess who slurs his way through red carpet interviews.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.