Over the past two weeks, a number of revelations about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have come to light due to their ongoing defamation lawsuits. Depp sued his ex-wife for $100 million over an op-ed she wrote; Heard counterattacked for another $100 million.
At this week’s trial, the subject of Depp’s severed finger was brought up and how it affected his job.
During the hearing, Depp claimed that Heard cut off the tip of his right middle finger during an argument.
Depp said Heard followed him to the bar in his Australian home, yelled at him for drinking and “thrown two bottles at him”. He added that one of these bottles hit him in the hand.
He said: “It made contact and broke all over. Honestly I didn’t feel the pain at first, what I felt was warmth and I felt like something was running down my hand. Then I looked down and realized that the tip of my finger had been cut off, and I was looking directly at my bones sticking out and the fleshy part of the inside of your finger.” (By Insider)
This debilitating injury left him with a large portion of his finger missing.
Plus, it massively affected the way Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge was shot.
The Disney film was Depp’s fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, where he played Captain Jack Sparrow.
The Edward Scissorhands actor has revealed that House of Mouse was forced to use CGI to make his finger look more “normal” in the film’s final cut.
He said in the stand: “They were putting little green dots on the splint or whatever, the bandages.
“So in post-production, they could use what’s called computer-generated imagery – CGI – to erase the bandage and replace it with a normal finger. And that’s how we ended the movie.”
The filming of Salazar’s Revenge was plagued with a number of issues on top of that.
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Depp added: “I tried to keep it as copaceous and easy as possible for everyone. I didn’t want to put her in that mix.”
Heard, on the other hand, denied any wrongdoing. She wrote in a statement responding to her lawsuit: “I did not throw a vodka bottle – or any type of bottle – at Johnny, nor did I cause this injury to Johnny’s finger. “
Instead, she claimed Depp was “supposed to be clean” at the time, and she yelled at him for drinking.
The 36-year-old said he cut his fingertip while “slamming a hard plastic phone against the wall”.
Between the gruesome details of Depp’s trial, more information has emerged about the future of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, asked Depp, “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, there’s nothing in the world that would make you come back. back and working with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?”
The star replied, “That’s right, Mr. Rottenborn.”
The last Pirates of the Caribbean movie was released in 2017. No new movie has been announced yet, but Margot Robbie has been confirmed to star in the next addition to the series.
Pirates of the Caribbean movies are now available on Disney Plus.