On a cold Sunday night in downtown Sheffield, as drunken customers spilled on the street outside The Slug and Lettuce, attention came to light for someone in the crowd.
Could it be? Dressed in black sunglasses – night – and wearing his trademark top-layered shirt, bracelet and armband, and surrounded by two beautiful bodyguards, the figure looked very much like a certain actor in recent news.
‘That’s never Johnny Depp!’ Said one drinker. The foreigner looked out from under the edge of his fedora and replied with a smile: ‘It’s true.’ He then took selfies with the crowd, many of them students, who were drinking.
And so began an unfortunate incident in the UK for Depp, 58, who, until last Friday, was in court in Virginia on a defamatory suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. He now changed courtroom and joined his best friend, and guitarist Jeff Beck on stage for his UK tour.
Beck introduced him Thursday night with the words: ‘Someone here… you may not know who he is.’ And the audience shouted. Depp is expected to join him for the rest of the tour – Birmingham, Manchester and York – which concludes on Tuesday.
Johnny Deep appeared in Folly Wildlife Rescue during his ongoing tour of the UK after the end of his scandal with Amber Heard.
As you might expect, the Hollywood A-lister star festival outside and around British cities has caused quite a stir. Tickets for the show have suddenly dwindled and crowds of dignitaries have been gathering outside the regular hotels where the actor lives.
There were about 250 fans outside Hilton in Gateshead Thursday night expecting to see Depp, his honor restored by a court in the United States, where he won his defamation case against Heard.
He spent many hours awaiting the decision at a bar near Newcastle, drinking Guinness and eating fish, treats and peas – to the delight of punters and staff.
He returned to Hilton to look at court cases on Zoom.
Circles close to the star say he ‘is still reorganizing’ after the shocking verdict, which demands that his ex-wife pay him nearly £ 8 million, which he does not have. ‘This is a very good time for Johnny and he is still trying to accept it all,’ says one friend.
It is possible that he will choose not to repay the debt, which would save Heard from bankruptcy. However, it is too early to say if this is a fairly entertaining act.
Hollywood actor (center) poses with singer Sam Fender (center right) and guitarist Jeff Beck (center left) at a bar in Newcastle after the sentencing.
Depp and his team are angry with Heard and his side, believing that the case led to a second major attempt to destroy him.
Meanwhile, she travels with Beck and her drummer, cello drummer, bass player and keyboardist, as well as Sharon Corr’s auxiliary act. After playing at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, there was a backstage reunion attended by Depp’s ex-girlfriend Kate Moss, who had testified in her case via video clip.
I was told it was a trivial matter that lasted for several hours and involved sandwiches and champagne. TV presenter Sharon Osbourne was also present.
But what does Depp do – and why?
First, his search for a musical career is nothing new. He says: ‘I’ve been a guitarist all my life,’ and he formed the band, the Hollywood Vampires, in 2012 featuring Alice Cooper in vocals and Aerosmith Joe Perry on guitar. But his relationship with guitar icon Jeff Beck is a different matter. The two men have recorded a joint album which will be released in July, and are close long-term friends.
It can be revealed that Depp is so committed to making music with Beck that he quietly flew back to England during a week-long break in court to rehearse with him to be ready for the tour. He lived with Beck and his wife Sandra on their 16th-century farm near Wadhurst in East Sussex and spent his time playing guitar.
Indeed, he is a common man in Beck’s storage room, spending several months in their home, which he clearly says is ‘in English sticks’.
He even prefers the British climate, which he describes as ‘very nice and rainy’. Although he owns several properties around the world, all of which are more expensive and brighter than where Beck was, he is voluntarily the sofa inspector on the A list.
One friend says: ‘They are very close friends and Johnny stays close to him. He has spent several months there on the locks, and since then, too. He has actually been living there for a long time. ‘
The couple released a cover of John Lennon’s Exclusion song during the closing ceremony in 2020.
They met in 2014 when Depp was in Tokyo filming while Beck was visiting, and the actor knocked on the door of his hotel room to introduce himself. He admires the 77-year-old, who has replaced Rolling Stone Keith Richards as Depp’s father.
Beck, who was raised in the suburbs of Wallington, Surrey, is known for being a inventor and master of the guitar but not one of the easiest men in the world.
Depp, pictured here on stage with Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall, has joined him on his UK tour
Indeed, he is well-known for his violent temper and competition with other musicians. He was fired by The Yardbirds after failing to show up at the gig, due to his ‘sensitive’ behavior. Nick Mason of Pink Floyd admitted he was too scared to ask Beck to join the band after Syd Barrett withdrew. Beck also, popularly known, was asked to join the Rolling Stones but left the hotel where they were meeting after deciding it was not his.
And yet it seems that this particular musician has found something in Depp – who is not far away in his league as a guitarist – to enjoy.
Both men place a high value on artistic integrity, which is a guarantee. Depp has come to dislike the Pirates Of The Caribbean films which made him very popular.
He too – as we have seen in those famous videos breaking kitchen cabinets – is furious. They share a surreal and quixotic taste, and they all take politics and culture very seriously.
They also seem to ‘get’ each other’s sense of humor. Beck once said: ‘One of my touchstones is humor. I have to have people around who are some kind of humor. I can’t deal with people who have no sense of humor. ‘
It is a testament to the actor’s dedication to the music project that he travels through the humility that you can expect from Jeff Beck instead of Johnny Depp.
In London, for example, he spent Monday and Tuesday staying at the Queen’s Gate Hotel in Kensington, West London. It is a luxury hotel in a beautiful Victoria building, suitable for the Royal Albert Hall, and costs about £ 200 a night.
But it is a world away from the butlered room of £ 10,000 a night in Corinthia where he stayed while he was in London for his appearance in the Supreme Court in 2020. This week he has been traveling with another band in a big money truck, and even carrying his own luggage . The reckless financial prowess that cost him £ 4 million to expel writer Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes in the air (he starred in the 1998 film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas) and dropped £ 25,000 a month into wine seems unfair. remote memory.
Depp, pictured here with bar manager Lauren Whittington at Bridge Tavern in Newcastle, was spotted by a crowd at a bar Wednesday night.
He seems to enjoy East Sussex’s lowest happiness, and is often seen in the local Beck bar, Central House in Mayfield. Last month he visited the Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent, of which Beck is his caretaker, and was photographed carrying an orphan badge named Freddie Mercury.
However, he was met by a crowd at Bridge Tavern in Newcastle on Wednesday night. Naomi Holliday, an assistant student manager at the bar, said she entered unannounced at 5pm: ‘She just walked in. well. He was really nice. ‘
As word spread and the crowd gathered, Depp and his friends were evacuated to a private room.
Ms. Holliday said: “No one was bothering Johnny inside, but there were other people waiting outside, who you can understand. People were just happy that he was here.
‘I got to talk to him in the outdoor area. He was asking about Newcastle because he had never been before and he was fascinated by the Tyne Bridge and bars. He seemed genuinely interested, and to her coming here was amazing.
‘She was the most audible and happy young lady to stand and talk to people. There was no mention of a court case or something like that. We are Geordies so we like to keep things casual. We will probably never have another shift like that. ‘
General manager Janine Latchford said: ‘He was the best man I have ever seen. My assistant is very pregnant and she was telling her how beautiful the parent was. He was really down to earth; he was beautiful. It has been the most wonderful day of my life. ‘
After the tour Depp will enjoy a relaxing time, most likely in Sussex and Beck, and meet his children Lily-Rose, 23, a Los Angeles-based model, and Jack, 20, who shares his time between London and Paris. .
I have been told his agent has already been making many job offers in film and TV, although he is likely to take his time deciding what he wants to volunteer for.
“This has been a huge blow to Johnny and it will take time to address it all,” said a source. ‘Music is very important to him and he is committed to making it. It was in the diary as something he would definitely do. After that, she will rest. ‘
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk