Disney CEO Bob Iger isn’t concerned about Johnny Depp’s personal life impacting the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film.
“Not worried about it,” Iger told THR about Depp’s legal drama with estranged wife Amber Heard. When asked if he thinks the “scandal will pass,” the businessman responded: “I don’t know whether it passes or not. We have Jack Sparrow.”
According to the Mickey Mouse exec, he believes that fans separate real-life Depp from his characters such as Jack Sparrow.
Other power players in the industry have have also stood behind the 53-year-old Oscar-nominated star. Libertine director Brett Ratner told numerous outlets that he’s absolutely still attached to the upcoming film starring the actor.
As previously reported by Us Weekly, Heard filed for divorce from the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor this past May. Days later on May 27, the Danish Girl actress was granted a restraining order against Depp after she accused him of domestic abuse.
Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, has since denied the allegations and argues that Heard is attempting to gain financial security. A source close to the Magic Mike XXL actress previously told Us, however, that it’s not about the money. “All Amber did was try to get out of a marriage because she was suffering from abuse,” the insider said.
The two are due in court this August for a hearing about the restraining order. As previously reported, they could settle their divorce outside of court.
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