As he was driven from court where Johnny Depp is battling ex-wife Amber Heard in a $50 million libel case, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star interacted with a horde of fans using his voice iconic Captain Jack Sparrow.
Fans greeted Depp and showed their support with cheers and kind words as the main man addressed his fans through the rear SUV window.
When a fan shouted, “We love your hair!” Depp waved and displayed his ponytail for the crowd of admirers.
In the viral video, a fan can be heard exclaiming: “You will always be our captain Jack Sparrow!” to which Depp responded in the drunken, rebellious character’s signature voice.
“He’s still somewhere. I see him from time to time. He shows up once in a while,” Depp said in the recognizable voice in the video shared to Twitter.
In 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post, in which she alleged that she had been the victim of domestic abuse while married to ex-husband Depp.
Depp alleges the play resulted in the actor being kicked out of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot, though Heard notably never mentioned him by name.
The op-ed eventually led Depp to bring a libel suit against Heard for damage to his career after the story was published.
The ongoing trial is currently the subject of a publicized legal battle between the former spouses.