Soaring high after a resounding victory in his defamation lawsuit, Johnny Depp appears to be preparing his comeback, joining TikTok on Monday as he continues his tour with musician Jeff Beck.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed within minutes on Monday afternoon that Depp, 58, had joined the social media app with a verified profile. His bio reads “casual thespian” and he had around a quarter of a million followers as of Monday night.
A source close to Depp told the Post that the movie star definitely wants to return to the big screen and hopes his acting career will be revived in the future.
For now, the source said Depp is focused on himself and his music, and reveling in the weight on his shoulders brought by winning the lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp stayed in the UK to join fellow musician and collaborator Jeff Beck on his tour. He has appeared on stage at several of the guitarist’s shows, including one at London’s Royal Albert Hall late last month.
His name also appears to be a money maker again. Dior, who was at the star’s side before the verdict, reportedly saw sales of “Sauvage”, the cologne promoted by Depp, jump.
Fans bought the cologne, which sells for $155 for a 6.8-ounce bottle, to show their support for the actor, The Wall Street Journal reported last week.
Dior doesn’t release its sales figures, but the Journal reports that Depp’s fragrance is the top-selling men’s cologne at Sephora and Ulta’s online stores. WWD reported that it is the second most popular fragrance in the world.
“He knows that Dior, in particular, has been consistent and unwavering in its support and he will always be grateful to them and to everyone who has supported him through sales on his behalf,” the spokesperson said. from Depp to the Journal.
On Tiktok, videos with the hashtag #diorsauvage have been viewed nearly 350 million times, according to the report.
It’s no surprise the actor found a friendly following on TikTok, which was flooded with pro-Depp content throughout his six-week lawsuit against Heard in Fairfax, Va.
The hashtag #JohnnyDepp has 33.5 billion views on the platform, more than four times the total global population. #JusticeforJohnnyDepp has 20.2 billion views. A derisive hashtag used to poke fun at Heard, #AmberTurd, has 4.3 billion views, while #JusticeforAmberHeard has just 85.9 million views.
Depp’s arrival on the platform, however, comes as some TikTok users seem to be turning against the actor and getting closer to Heard.
Still, a former Disney executive recently suggested to People magazine that Depp could make a return as Jack Sparrow with a sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie if he wanted to.
In his statement after the jury delivered its verdict last week, Depp hinted that he was plotting a return to the main stage.
“The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun,” he said.
New York Post