Lily-Rose Depp recently defended her choice to remain silent during the defamation trial involving her father Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. In a candid interview, the rising star actress explained why she decided to steer clear of all the drama and not comment directly on the case that was held in Fairfax County, Virginia earlier this year.
The model and actress, who is set to star in HBO’s upcoming series The Idol, shared, “When it’s something that’s so private and so personal that all of a sudden becomes not so personal… I feel really entitled to my secret garden of thoughts.” However, while addressing her silence, Lily clarified that she wants to be judged on her own merits and not by the men in her life, whether that be her famous dad or boyfriend in her life.
The actress added, “I also think that I’m not here to answer for anybody, and I feel like for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether that’s my family members or my boyfriends, whatever.” Sounding confident and somewhat defiant at the same time, she added, “And I’m really ready to be defined for the things that I put out there.”
Lily is a successful model and a rising actress. As of now, she has appeared in several projects. Some of Lily’s most recent projects were 2021’s Sci-fi thriller Voyagers and the drama film Wolf from the same year. She is set to star in the upcoming French sci-fi thriller L’Empire. Rose-Depp will also next be seen alongside The Weeknd in HBO series The Idol.
The upcoming series will follow a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who enters a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol. While there has been no official release date for The Idol, the second teaser confirmed that the show is coming soon in 2023.
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp started dating Amber Heard following his announcement that he had separated from Lily-Rose’s mother, Vanessa Paradis, in June 2012 after being an item for more than 14 years. Depp and Heard’s marriage only lasted about a year and a year-and-a-half, ending with Heard filing for divorce in May 2016. Nearly two years later, Heard wrote an op-ed published by the Washington Post in December 2018 titled ‘Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence—and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.’
While it never identified Depp by name, the Pirates Of The Caribbean star maintained Heard caused new damage to his reputation and career and filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit. Heard went on retaliating by filing a countersuit claiming $100 million in damages. Their trial ended up going from April until June, with Heard being found guilty of all three defamation claims.