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Brie Larson confused after being asked Johnny Depp question at Cannes Film Festival

Ali Condon

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Brie Larson confused after being asked Johnny Depp question at Cannes Film Festival

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Brie Larson kept things short and sweet when she was unexpectedly asked about her feelings on Johnny Depp at Cannes Film Festival.

The actor is on the jury for this year's film festival alongside the likes of Paul Dano and Ruben Ostlund, which will designate the prizes for this year's feature film entries.

During a press conference, Brie was asked if she plans to see Johnny Depp's film Jeanne du Barry.

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Although Depp's film is premiering at Cannes, it's not in the running for the competition, so there's no real need for Brie, or anyone else in the jury to attend.

A look of confusion came over Brie's face when a reporter asked her, since she had been a very 'outspoken and vocal advocate for Time's Up and #MeToo', how she felt about Depp's film opening the festival, and whether she planned to see it.

"You're asking me that?" she asked the reporter, obviously quite taken aback by the question.

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"Um, I don't know. I'm sorry, I don't understand the correlation, or why me specifically."

When pushed for an answer, she simply replied: "Well, you'll see, I guess, if I'll see it. And I don't know how I'll feel about it if I do."

Brie Larson was a little blindsided by the question. Credit: Variety
Brie Larson was a little blindsided by the question. Credit: Variety

The awkward moment from the press conference quickly went viral online, with fans praising the Room actor for her 'excellent' response.

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"Trying to set her up, like, leave women alone they don't owe you any response in regards to Johnny Depp," tweeted one impressed fan.

"This was for sure a BAIT question. Excellent response by Brie Larson," wrote a second.

And a third praised: "She shut him down so well."

While some viewers couldn't understand why Brie didn't just answer the reporter's question, most agreed that Brie had been through enough unwarranted hate recently, thanks to Marvel trolls.

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Depp's new film is opening the Cannes Film Festival. Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy Stock Photo
Depp's new film is opening the Cannes Film Festival. Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Defending the actor, one viewer argued: "Brie Larson was a victim of one of the most degenerate and violent misogynistic hate campaign on the internet and I cannot blame her for not wanting to subject herself to that again."

Another agreed: "I genuinely see this as Brie Larson removing herself from the narrative. I don’t blame her. She gets lambasted no matter what she does, and she is rarely defended by the media."

Topics: Celebrity, Brie Larson, Film and TV, Johnny Depp, Cannes Film Festival

Ali Condon
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