Johnny Depp has said he felt 'betrayed' over Pirates of the Caribbean, but does wish to give the franchise a proper goodbye.
Depp took to the stand yesterday once more during his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor is seeking to attain €46 million from Heard in damages for a 2018 op-ed piece she wrote for the Washington Post. In it she claimed that she was a victim of domestic abuse.
While Depp was not named in the op-ed, his lawyers have stated that she has done his career and reputation damage. This includes being dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in 2018 following Heard's piece.
Depp was asked what it was like being dropped from the role , and stated that he had 'built the character from the ground up' and that it was something he had of course 'put a lot of work into'.
He went on top say: 'And also having worked on these films with these people and having added much of myself, much of my own re-writing of the dialogue… I didn't quite understand how, after that long relationship and quite a successful relationship, certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent.'
In relation to starring in another film in the Disney franchise, Depp expressed 'My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye, as it were.'
Depp and Heard's trial is meant to continue on for another 2-3 weeks.