Acting is not as glamorous as you think.
There are remote locations to endure, lines to memorize, ridiculous Covid restrictions, crew members, and castmates who are impossible to deal with — why go through all that when you can make millions getting your picture taken?
Johnny Depp doesn’t have to be told twice — he’s signed on to be the face of Dior men’s fragrance Sauvage, and he will pull down $20 million in the three-year deal. That’s historic; according to Variety, he’s the highest-paid personality ever for a men’s cologne.
His deal trumps Robert Pattinson’s $12 million deal for Dior Homme, and it’s more than Brad Pitt’s measly $7 million for looking pretty for Chanel No. 5.
Things have turned around nicely for the 59-year-old Depp. Just five years ago, the social woke mob almost canceled him after being accused by his ex-wife Amber Heard of domestic abuse in a Washington Post op-ed. What’s crazy is that the six-week trial that the world was fixated on last year revived his career, and he’s been red hot since.
Just this past week at the Cannes Film Festival, Depp was the talk of the South of France for his role as French King Louis XV in “Jeanne du Barry.” That’s his first starring role in three years, and the crowd loved his performance so much that they gave him a seven-minute standing ovation at the premiere.
Hollywood may have turned its back on Depp, but things have changed. Here’s what the A-list actor told Variety.
“I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood because I don’t think about Hollywood. I don’t have much further need for Hollywood, myself. It’s a strange, funny time where everybody would love to be able to be themselves, but they can’t. They must fall in line with the person in front of them. If you want to live that life, I wish you the best.”