Johnny Depp needs the people

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2017 21:12:27 January 19, 2017 21:12:27

Johnny Depp was named Favourite Movie Icon last night at the People’s Choice Awards. Johnny had a couple of major releases in 2016 – Alice Through The Looking Glass, which was critically panned and did not do well at the box office, and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them which… wasn’t really about him anyway, at least not this time. But, you know, this is about the People. And what the People vote for. And Johnny showed up for the People. To thank the People.

He also very much needs the People. It’s been a while since Johnny Depp’s had a hit. And also, he’s having some cash money problems. Basically Johnny needs his fans to show up for him in the next Pirates movie coming out later this year so he can make another Pirates movie after that – because this is what he needs now. Another Pirates movie with another big paycheque to account for all the millions that he’s either lost or wasted. As Duana and I noted in the Show Your Work podcast this week, don’t be surprised if Johnny shows up in a Transformers movie. Or the Fast Furious franchise. He needs to make back some bank. And to justify that asking price, he’ll need the People to keep wanting to see his sh-tty movies. Oh but remember, he’s an artist, you know? With a true artist’s soul and sensibility. Johnny’s never worked just for the money. Right. How much longer are they going to be able to keep saying that? 

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