johnny depp’s daughter lily rose depp he had kept his silence during the highly publicized libel trial between his father and ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year and in a recent interview with Elle, he opened up about why he refused to address the same The Idol star who spoke about his childhood, the title “baby nepo” and more.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation case made headlines earlier this year when the former couple battled in court over the domestic violence allegations made by the actress against Depp in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Depp was victorious in the case, as the jury found Heard liable for defamation, the actor was awarded $10 million in damages. After his trial victory, the actor even posted an emotional statement on Instagram about getting his life back.
Lily-Rose Depp on the trial of dad Johnny Depp
In Elle’s recent cover story, Lily-Rose opened up about a number of things, including not making a public statement about her father’s case. She said: “When it’s something that’s so private and so personal that it suddenly becomes not so personal…I really feel entitled to my secret garden of thoughts.” The 23-year-old also maintained that she wants to be known on her own merits and not be defined by the men in her life. Speaking about avoiding addressing things publicly, she added: “I also think I’m not here to vouch for anyone, and I feel like for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether it’s the members of my family or my boyfriends, whatever. And I’m really ready to be defined by the things I post.”
Opening up about his childhood and how Johnny and his mother, Vanessa Paradis, strove to maintain his and his brother Jack’s privacy, he added: “I know my childhood was not like everyone’s childhood, and it’s a very particular thing with to deal with, but it’s also the only thing I know. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were together for 14 years before splitting in 2012. The actor later got married. amber heard in 2015 after meeting her on the set of Rum Diary.
On being referred to as ‘Nepo baby’
In the same interview, Lily-Rose also criticized the term “nepo baby” when addressing comments of nepotism. Mentioning the term and adding how it’s used particularly against women, Lily-Rose told Elle: “It just doesn’t make any sense. If someone’s mom or dad is a doctor, and then the kid becomes a doctor, you don’t you’re going to say, ‘Well, you’re only a doctor because your parents are doctors.’ It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained.'”
What Johnny previously spoke about his children
Earlier, when discussing his motivation for pursuing the Heard trial, the actor had maintained that his children were a reason as well. In a statement he issued after his trial verdict, Johnny had said: “Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have stood up for me. I feel at peace knowing that I finally made it.” .”
On the work front, though Johnny is ready to return to directing after nearly 25 years, the actor has also released a music album. The actor’s daughter, on the other hand, is set to appear in the upcoming HBO series The Idol alongside The Weeknd. Lily-Rose has also signed on for a Nosferatu remake starring Bill Skarsgard. The film is an adaptation of the 1922 German horror film and filmmaker Robert Eggers will write and direct the film.