Sources insist Johnny Depp ‘seems healthy’ despite evidence to the contrary

Johnny Depp And The Cast Of 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge' Sail Into Disneyland Paris To Surprise Fans

As I’m sure we all know by now, the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is coming out in a few weeks. It’s Johnny Depp’s task to try to salvage his career and reputation by promoting this movie all over the place. The problem is, perhaps, that Depp reached the point of no return years ago and there really isn’t that much to salvage, despite the studios’ desire to make it so. People Magazine did an exclusive story about how Depp’s life is “back to normal.” Gee, I’m so glad that his life is back to normal after Amber Heard told the world that he abused her repeatedly.

With a nasty divorce behind him, and a new management team handling his shaky finances, Johnny Depp is finally getting his life back to normal.

“He is taking work seriously and seems healthy,” a source close to the actor tells PEOPLE in the new issue. “He spends time with his kids and is dating a bit.”

Since the Amber Heard split, Depp, who returns to the screen on May 26 in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, appears revitalized. He’s “doing much better,” says the source, adding, “He’s more focused and happier.” But with new business managers taking charge of his finances, and with the lawsuit firmly in the hands of his legal team, Depp is focusing on his kids and his work.

[From People]

This sounds like wishful thinking on the part of his team. It’s like the Britney Spears School of Chaos Management: don’t let him speak on his behalf, don’t rock the boat, just do everything for him and maybe we can “manage” him and avert disaster. Unfortunately, everything falls apart when Depp actually has to speak to someone on camera. On Thursday’s episode of The Ellen Show, Depp turned up and quite honestly, he seemed half in the bag. Ellen tries so hard to keep it light and not scream “what’s wrong with you, dude?”

Here’s Depp talking about Trump, Trump impressions and how he’s never seen Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression. I’m not sure Depp knows where he is.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' cast at Disneyland Paris

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  1. Anatha says:

    That’s painful to watch. He seems beyond salvation.

  2. detritus says:

    He needs jail time or some other type of major intervention or he’s not going to survive to see the next decade.

  3. Helen says:

    He actually looks a little healthier to me! Like, less bloated from alcohol.

  4. Cherry says:

    I dunno, you guys, I sort of enjoyed him with Ellen. Is he strange? Sure. Is he drunk? Probably. But I wouldn’t go as far as ‘I’m not sure Depp knows where he is’- I thought he was quite funny in these clips.

    • Kristen820 says:

      I saw him a little over a year ago being interviewed by his friend Laurence Krauss at ASU, and he was a completely different person. He was funny, charming, intelligent, and above all QUICK.

      He was none of those things on Ellen yesterday. The rate of decline in a year was shocking and very sad.

    • Janet R says:

      He looks way better (in that photo at least) and not incoherent in the Ellen clip. I thought his responses were appropriate given the questions. I would not have wanted to answer any of them myself. Not a fan of his as such, esp. since the Amber thing, but I will admit that my kitty’s name is Captain Jack Sparrow because I love that character!

  5. Craven says:

    He is sooooo drunk in that Ellen interview. Omg how does his PR flack even let him go on like that? I mean you cant trust that guy not to randomly slice off his finger tip and scrawl some message to Amber or Elon Musk on the TV camera lens.

    Also, why does Ellen cut off celebs when they dont answer her silly card game questions honestly? Surely the point of that segment is to entertain audiences not give them some Barbera Walters experience. The lie is probably more entertaining than the truth anyway

    • cathy says:

      I think it’s more stoned than drunk….

      • CatherinetheGoodEnough says:

        Yep. Or overmedicated on benzos because his PR people wouldn’t let him drink that morning. (And to answer Craven’s question, it’s still better PR to show up drunk than to cancel and leave your host scrambling.)

  6. lizzie says:

    why does ellen have this asshole on her show? is she owned by disney?

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      She’s NBC. Disney owns ABC. If talk shows refused to admit Hollywood’s assholes and addicts, they’d quickly run out of guests. The system is stuck with them, and so is the viewing public but the latter has the power of the purse and the power switch.

    • Erinn says:

      Because she’s interested in ratings/paychecks above all else, just like most of hollywood? I used to like her, but I find her pretty obnoxious more often than not. She’s up there with Jimmy Fallon for me.

  7. Tanguerita says:

    “I’ve seen Trump do Trump, it is shocking to ME” made me chuckle against my will.

  8. ell says:

    how long do you think it takes him to pick all that jewellery in the morning? do you think he jingles like a bell when he walks?

    • Sullivan says:

      I’ll wager he never takes his jewelry and accessories off. The accoutrement is on even on the rare occasion when he showers or sleeps.

  9. Routh says:

    He looked fine on Kimmel last night,like a different person from the Ellen appearance.But even before he fell off the vagon we all know he would never answer those questions anyway.I liked the bit about the painting though.Not gonna lie he does look and sounds less bad whether it’s because of PR or not.Maybe he finally got some help for his issues?I sure hope so.I’m always the type that wants peope to get help instead of seeing them destroying themselves.That of course doesn’t mean that we forget about the past.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    He’s morphing into Keith Richards, even down to the hand movements while talking.

    And he HAS kissed Javier Bardem in a film, Ellen. Before Night Falls.

  11. Marcy says:

    I used to crush him so hard in the 21 Jump Street days this is what happens when you buy into the ego and fame. He was funny in some bits but wow what a waste.

  12. serena says:

    I saw the comments under those videos from Ellen’s channel.. most people still trust him, believe he’s innocent and will talk back to anyone daring to speak of Amber. Also denying he’s drunk status by every means possible.. how can people be so blind?
    It makes me sick to my stomach.

    • cathy says:

      They will never admit he has any flaws. It’s all HER fault. SHE made him do drugs, drink, and spend all of his money. Kind of like TRUMP SUPPORTERS?????

  13. cathy says:

    I’d say someone finally got sober because he had no choice. His wife left him and called him out on his behavior and he could lose everything because of his out of control life.

    • Sophia's Side eye says:

      Also, he’s running low on money, IMO. The fear of having to live like a mere mortal has probably got a lot to do with him behaving better. Not that I don’t hope he’s gotten help, I just feel it’s unlikely.

  14. Alix says:

    What a hot mess. And to think he had that whole Dorian Gray thing going on for so long.

  15. LadyT says:

    “He is taking work seriously and seems healthy.”
    That is an incredibly lame “positive” statement from his source.
    I read that as *he doesn’t always take work seriously and he seems healthy but don’t look too close*.

  16. Desi says:

    Aaaaand yet another bit of fond teen-hood nostalgia spectacularly bites the dust.

  17. Joannie says:

    I thought he looked much better than a year ago. And he was funny! I haven’t paid much attention to his marriage breakup but it did sound toxic. Two nice people can bring out the worst in one another.

    • Gwen says:

      That was my take. They both seem happier apart. I like his movies. I’m the only one who found Morticai funny. People hate Gwenyth too, but I don’t really care. His life is his business. He’s a talented artist, that’s all I see. If he’s messed up on drugs, then it’s a shame.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      “Two nice people can bring out the worst in one another.” That’s a great spin.
      It’s amazing how much rich, famous men can do and still be seen as ‘nice people’, ‘equally bad’, or ‘not as bad’ as so-and-so.

  18. CatherinetheGoodEnough says:

    That last picture looks like Peter Quinn post-Sarin. Not a good association.

  19. sansblague says:

    I can’t stand Johnny Depp in general but this clip actually improved my impression of him. I did not think he was under the influence. Some of Ellen’s questions were stupid and boring and a waste of his time but he played along. I also think he looks better than he has in years. I thought he was dying last year based on his appearance.

  20. Vonna says:

    Johnny is cool ❤️