Johnny Depp Promotes Upcoming ‘Alice’ Movie; Mocks His Own Bizarre Dog Smuggling Apology Video

Johnny Depp is known to play some of the strangest, funniest, and most eccentric characters in recent cinematic history, like the Mad Hatter, Captain Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, and Edward Scissorhands. Johnny Depp brings these oftentimes-bizarre characters to life with his antics and lack of self-consciousness on the big screen.

And once again, the actor is set to bring back the legendary Mad Hatter on-screen in the upcoming movie Alice through the Looking Glass. The Daily Mail reported that the 52-year-old actor was joined by his co-star Mia Wasikowska at the Corinthia hotel to promote the upcoming sequel to the adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland.

The pair had first teamed up in the Tim Burton-directed original children’s fantasy in 2010. Johnny Depp attended the interviews in a stylish navy shirt with a pinstripe waistcoat that went well with a pair of dark denim boot-cut jeans and black biker boots. As usual, the superstar chose a plethora of scarves to complement his bohemian look, wearing the knotted ones around his neck, with another tied to his belt. Depp also sported a variety of jewelry that included necklaces and rings, and he also kept a pair of sunglasses with him, although their purpose was unknown since the interviews took place indoors. Perhaps he was concerned about too many camera flashes?

Johnny Depp’s trademark goatee and mustache, along with his long dark hair being swept back in a disheveled manner reminded the attendees of another of his iconic characters: Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp looked bohemian as ever, making him once again the perfect choice to play the Mad Hatter in the upcoming movie.

And it seems that Johnny Depp is keen on bringing his on-screen antics to real life. According to Mashable, in a bizarre incident last year, Johnny Depp had a brush with the Australian law when he and his wife tried to smuggle their pet terriers into the country without undergoing the quarantine procedures, as stipulated by the Australian law.

Following the charges, both Johnny Depp and his wife were asked to make a public apology on video, which was played during the hearing. An Australian court let off his wife with a good behavior bond after she admitted to falsifying travel documents to bring their two Yorkshire Terriers into Australia without undergoing the quarantine procedures.

However, the apology video did not go down well with the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who taunted Johnny for his poor acting performance in the video. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the actor mocked the video apology that he and his wife had made to Australia at a press conference during the promotion of Alice through the Looking Glass.

Joking about the apology, the actor spoke about how the humiliated couple was not at all pleased to sit with their tails between their legs and that he would not dare to repeat the offense when he travels to England.

“I really would like to apologize for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do.”

However, Johnny Depp had to face another issue while he was traveling to the UK on the Eurostar train. The Local reported that hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated from the train in northern France when a fire alarm was triggered as the train approached the Channel tunnel.

Among those evacuated as a result of the breakdown was Johnny Depp. The passengers and staff were annoyed with the unexpected breakdown as they waited for an alternative Eurostar to arrive to pick them up. However, the presence of the Pirates of the Caribbean star appeared to cheer many members of staff, who took the opportunity to take photos of themselves with the actor.

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