With Johnny Depp making his big screen return on the opening night of Cannes in Jeanne du Barry, after being shut out of Hollywood from battling ex-wife Amber Heard in the courts, Cannes Film Festival Juror Brie Larson was asked by a reporter at the jury presser as to whether she’ll see the actor’s movie Jeanne du Barry tonight.
Larson was asked as an “outspoken advocate for Time’s Up” how she felt about the controversial Depp film being at Cannes.
“You’re asking me that?” The Room Oscar winner pushed back.
“Um, I ‘m sorry, I don’t understand the correlation of why me specifically,” Larson continued.
The reporter emphasized how the Captain Marvel thespian was on the celebrity advisory council, and that Depp’s court case against The Sun in which he was labeled a “wife beater” was in the spotlight — would the actress actually go see his movie.
“I’ll see it when I see it,” Larson said, “I don’t know how I feel about it frankly.”
Jeanne du Barry is not playing in competition.
Fellow Cannes juror, French director Julia Ducournau emphased that as a Canne judge this year, she’s bringing an “open mindedness”.
“I don’t want to know anything about any movies I’m going to see,” the Raw filmmaker and Palme d’Or winning director of Titane said, “I want to come fully virgin…everytime I get into one of these films.”