At the MTV VMA Awards, Johnny Depp Makes A Surprise Cameo

Anyone who stayed up to watch Sunday night’s MTV VMA Awards may excused for rubbing their eyes and questioning. Whether they were dreaming when Johnny Depp, decked out in a spaceman suit, repeatedly floated into their screens.


The 59-year-old actor recently seemed to make a public return, which peaked at the MTV VMA Award. With numerous awards won, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Harry Styles may have been among the night’s biggest winners in Newark, New Jersey. However, the Pirates of the Caribbean star made quite a sensation in a strange pre-recorded piece in which Depp, 59, cosplayed as the music channel’s iconic Moonman logo a silver astronaut trophy given to prize winners.

Controversial Defamation Trial

Since his controversial defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard in June. This was his first significant broadcast appearance. To put it mildly, it was a cultural shock. Depp offered one-line jokes while hovering over the stage through a holographic projection in between commercial breaks. He said as the yearly ceremony began, “I needed the work.

A dentist, he said, “Oh, I’m also available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, marriages, wakes, anything you need… anything.” He then simply deadpanned: “Hey VMAs, let’s get back to the fucking music, shall we?” after each interruption. The stunt got a range of responses on Twitter. “Johnny Depp is so humorous and I’m so happy to see him move on from the bad hate and lies,” remarked a fan of the actor.

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Why Johnny Depp Attended The VMAs

Another, though, questioned why Johnny Depp attended the VMAs. Such a weird and outdated MTV. After achieving victory in his multi-million dollar legal battle with Heard, Johnny Depp’s meticulously planned comeback is gaining momentum. The New York Post received a tip last week that the star will attend the VMAs from a reliable source. In the beginning, Johnny Depp would make post-trial guitar cameos with his friend and fellow rock icon Jeff Beck in places like London’s Royal Albert Hall.

More recently, it was revealed that Depp would play King Louis XV in the French movie Jeanne Du Barry, marking the actor’s first leading role since claiming victory in the court dispute in Fairfax County, Virginia, earlier this year.

A week later, it revealed that Depp would be helming Modi. A movie about the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, his first major motion picture in 25 years. Additionally, Mads Mikkelson, who took over for Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore in 2020 after the actor was forced to leave the role after losing a previous High Court libel case against The Sun over the publication’s description of him as a “wife beater,” has also suggested this month that Depp “might” return to the franchise.


According to Deadline, Mikkelsen described Depp as a “great performer” and described taking over the part from him as “quite daunting” while speaking at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Depp prevailed in his legal battle with Heard on the 2018 piece about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse that she wrote for The Washington Post. His attorneys claimed that Heard made false claims about Depp abusing her while they were together.