Johnny Depp has made a return to the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival ahead of his first movie since the Amber Heard defamation trial opening the festival.
Jeanne du Barry, directed by and starring French actress Maiwenn, sees the Pirates of the Caribbean star play King Louis XV.
The actor was greeted with lots of love when the prestigious fest opened with a screening of the French film, which follows the titular character as she rises up and falls from social rungs of 18th century society.
It marks the first big role for Depp following years of legal quarrelling with ex-wife Amber Heard which resulted in lost roles in lucrative franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts.
Movie Web writes that it Is clear from the response garnered by the film’s premiere that people are happy to see Depp back in action, as they gave the actor a seven-minute standing ovation to let him know.
Video clips of Depp at the screening are also floating around on social media. He can be seen getting emotional in response to the applause. The actor can be seen waving to everyone and thanking them for the appreciation. Per Variety, you can watch footage of the ovation below.
Depp won $15 million in damages, while only one of Heard’s three countersuit claims was successful, and she was awarded $2 million.
His film industry comeback now sees him appear on the red carpet of the prestigious event alongside the likes of Dame Helen Mirren and Naomi Campbell.
The French-language film also stars Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory and India Hair.