Representatives for Johnny Depp have confirmed that he’ll seem in Rihanna’s November vogue present for her Savage X Fenty lingerie model.
The US publication IndieWire confirmed rumours, first reported by TMZ, that Depp can be a featured shock visitor within the vogue present, which streams on Amazon Prime Video on 9 November.
Depp’s participation will reportedly be within the vein of Cindy Crawford’s look within the 2021 Savage X Fenty showcase. He’ll turn into the primary man to take the featured “star” position modelling the model’s males’s assortment.
He’ll seem within the present alongside fashions Cara Delevingne and Irina Shayk, actors Taraji P Henson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Winston Duke and Marsai Martin, and musical performers Anitta and Burna Boy.
Rihanna followers expressed dismay on-line that she would function Depp within the present given his ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations that he was violent in direction of her, and the pop star’s private historical past with home violence.
In March 2021, Depp misplaced a libel case within the UK after he sued the Solar for calling him a “wife-beater”.
In June 2022 he received his defamation case within the US towards Heard and was awarded $15m (£12m) in compensatory and punitive damages. The court docket discovered that Heard couldn’t substantiate allegations of home violence. Nonetheless, Heard received considered one of three counter-claims towards Depp and was awarded $2m in compensatory damages.
Heard’s attorneys have known as for a retrial. She is interesting a beforehand unsuccessful bid to dismiss the judgment.
In 2009, Rihanna was the sufferer of a violent assault by her then-boyfriend, R&B star Chris Brown. He pleaded responsible and obtained 5 years of probation.
Depp’s look within the Savage X Fenty present is the most recent occasion of the once-disgraced actor being rehabilitated by the leisure business. In August, he made a shock look on the MTV Video Music Awards, enjoying the channel’s Moon Man mascot.
Floating above the stage in a projection, Depp delivered one-liners in between business breaks. “I wanted the work,” he introduced, because the annual ceremony opened.
That month it was additionally introduced that Depp would direct a biopic of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani.
Savage X Fenty and the wonder model Fenty Magnificence have been Rihanna’s major artistic focus lately, making her a licensed billionaire.
She just lately returned to pop with Raise Me Up, a brand new music recorded for the soundtrack of Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly, her first new music in six years.
In February, she’s going to carry out on the Tremendous Bowl half-time present. No particulars of her extremely anticipated ninth album have been introduced.
The Guardian has contacted Rihanna’s representatives for vogue and music for remark.