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Johnny Depp made a surprising appearance at the VMAs on Aug. 28 just months after his highly publicized defamation trial. The actor popped up as a moon person on live television through the 2022 MTV VMAs. In the very beginning of the show, an astronaut with Depp’s face peeking through the helmet appeared on stage and said, “And you also know very well what? I needed the task.” Depp shared a similar video on his Instagram, where he says, “I simply want you guys to learn that I’m designed for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, any old thing you will need.”
The looks comes 90 days after his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The jury found Heard responsible for defamation, and Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Throughout that same verdict, jurors found Depp responsible for defamation for just one statement, and Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
Earlier this month, it had been announced that Depp will play the controversial King Louis XV in a French period drama titled “Jeanne du Barry.” It’s his first major movie role in 3 years and set going to theaters in 2023. He could be also set to direct “Modigliani,” a biopic about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, which is his first directorial project in 25 years.
See Depp’s appearance at the MTV VMAs below.