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Johnny Depp says he felt “very lucky” to play King Louis XV

Johnny Depp says he felt “very lucky” to play King Louis XV

Johnny Depp said he felt “weirdly, strangely, strangely lucky” to have been offered the role of French King Louis XV in the UK premiere of his new film Jean de Barry.

Depp was accompanied by the film's co-star and director Maywin on stage at the Curzon Theater in Mayfair, where the pair briefly presented the film.

“I feel very lucky to have been that way [offered the role] “Strange, strange, strangely lucky,” he said on stage in London during a rare public appearance. “Because when Mawen and I first met and talked about the idea of ​​me doing the movie and playing Louis You realize you came from nowhere and suddenly you end up playing the King of France.

He continued: “It didn't make sense to me. I tried to convince her out of it.” “But she wasn't hearing that and she had so much courage to include me in her crew. Whatever we do, whatever we go through I think, and I hope, you find it's worth the suffering of this kid trying to make a movie for this long.”

Maewen also gave a brief speech in which she explained that she had wanted to make the film “Jeanne de Barry” since 2016, explaining that she “was obsessed with Jeanne for many years because she was a feminist before anyone else.”

The film, Depp's first since his long legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, opened last year's Cannes Film Festival, where it earned the actor and director a seven-minute standing ovation.

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The audience in London on Monday night, which included “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Mackenzie Crook with Depp, was similarly enthralled, applauding when the actor took to the stage.