One of Johnny Depp’s co-stars in the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies has blasted Disney and Warner Bros. Pictures for having fired the actor.
The actor in question is called Greg Ellis and he was talking to The Express about Depp’s firing from the Pirates and Fantastic Beasts movies.
To cut a rather long quote short, Greg didn’t think much of what Disney and Warner Bros. did to the actor.
Johnny Depp was asked to leave the Fantastic Beasts franchise and was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen.
It was also revealed that Disney is continuing with the Pirates movies without Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Depp played Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts films and he was easily the best thing about the second movie.
He was also the reason why those Pirates films were so successful and worth watching.
Pirates Of The Caribbean actor opens up on Johnny Depp’s firing
Here’s what Greg Ellis – who played Theodore Groves in the Pirates movies – had to say about Johnny Depp’s treatment at the hands of the big movie studios:
I’m mindful he’s still navigating his way through the legal system on many fronts, so the details of that I don’t talk about much. But I have been and will continue to be vocal. Many people have mischaracterised him. Part of it is the fear of media. Whether it be broadcast, whether it be movie studios, whether it be publishing, there is a fear that the perception of someone is negative, so they don’t want to be associated with that.
I do find it ironic that a man who is revered and loved and respected by so many people in the entertainment industry, and have nothing but great things to say about him, should be forcibly removed from a movie. Do I think he’s going to come back? Yes. To what degree, I’m not sure. There’s this reputation savaging that’s going on, this victimhood culture where victimhood is the new social currency and its economy is booming, and it’s been inflated.
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