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Lily-Rose Depp makes rare comments about dad Johnny amid Cannes backlash

Lily-Rose Depp makes rare comments about dad Johnny amid Cannes backlash

It comes after both she and her father were in the spotlight at the film festival

Lily-Rose Depp has made rare comments about her father, Johnny, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Both father and daughter pulled focus at this year's festival in Cannes. Lily-Rose premiered a new series, The Idol, while her father was present for the premiere of historical drama Jeanne Du Barry. Johnny Depp received a seven-minute-long standing ovation after the premiere of his new movie, despite his attendance sparking a backlash.

Johnny Depp at the Cannes Film Festival.
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His daughter has now given a rare comment about her father following the premiere at Cannes. She appeared to be delighted at the success of Jeanne Du Barry - as well as feeling happy about her own projects.

She told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday: “I’m super happy for him. I’m super excited. And it’s so awesome that we get to do projects that we’re super proud of.”

The premiere was the first time that Johnny had released a blockbuster movie since he won his highly-covered defamation trial against Amber Heard in June 2022. He maintained that, despite comments about a 'comeback', he 'didn’t go anywhere'.

Jeanne du Barry sees Johnny Depp taking on the role of Louis XV. Director and star Maïwenn made an emotional speech, saying: “I want to share this moment with my lover, with my producer, with Le Pacte. It was a production that was difficult to finance … and I want to share this moment with all my team across the theater.”

Lily-Rose Depp at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Meanwhile, Lily-Rose also premiered her new series, The Idol. The show has been the subject of some controversy, with one critic even calling one episode 'straight-up pornographic' and suggesting that Lily-Rose had been 'heavily exploited'.

However, others praised her performance in the show, with Deadline calling her performance 'riveting'. The show received a five-minute-long standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes.

The show has been at the centre of controversy following a report from Rolling Stone which claimed that 13 alleged members of the cast and crew voiced their discomfort over the content of the show. They even went so far as to accuse showrunner Sam Levinson of turning it into a 'rape fantasy'.

Despite that, HBO was pleased with production, saying in a statement: “The creators and producers of ‘The Idol’ have been working hard to create one of HBO’s most exciting and provocative original programs.

“The initial approach on the show and production of the early episodes, unfortunately, did not meet HBO standards so we chose to make a change.”

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