In a new interview with The Sunday Times, actor Johnny Depp claims he is being boycotted by Hollywood since losing a libel case last year against the British publication ‘The Sun’.

Over the course of the interview, the 58-year-old Depp alludes to “a surreal five years” and perceived professional struggles; however, he was unable to address some issues due to an upcoming court case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. However, Depp spoke of being overlooked by the movie industry, saying: “For Hollywood’s boycott of, erm, me. One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years.” Depp added: “Whatever I’ve gone through, I’ve gone through,” Depp said. “But, ultimately, this particular arena of my life has been so absurd…”  Depp suffered several professional hits since the case was decided; most notably he was asked to resign from his starring role as Gellert Grindelwald in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film franchise. He shared the news via a statement on his official Instagram account in November of 2020. Despite the professional boycott, Depp is not ready to retire, saying:  “Actually, I look forward to the next few films I make to be my first films, in a way.”

Depp scored a legal victory last month when a New York judge ruled that Heard had to prove she donated her divorce settlement to charity. That came after his request for a retrial of his libel case against The Sun was denied in March.

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