Not a fan of the Land Down Under! Johnny Depp mocked the bizarre apology video that he and wife Amber Heard recorded after they were caught smuggling their two dogs into Australia without proper paperwork. The Alice Through the Looking Glass actor joked about the situation during a press conference for the film in London on Sunday, May 8.
“I’m going to do this everywhere I go,” he deadpanned. "I would really like to apologize for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do.”
Producer Tim Burton chimed in and joked, “I forgot to tell you. They’re dead. I just sat on them upstairs by accident.” Depp quipped, "I tried to kill them after Australia.”
In April 2015, Heard, 30, illegally brought her two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia to visit Depp, 52, while he was filming the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. She was later charged with two counts of illegally importing the puppies and one count of producing a false document, but she avoided jail time and was issued a one-month good behavior bond. The more serious charges were dropped in exchange for the two stars recording footage of themselves speaking about the importance of Australia’s strict biosecurity laws. During their court appearance, an awkward apology video was played of the couple urging others to respect the importation rules.
“Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people,” Heard says in a bland voice in the original clip.
“Declare everything when you’re going to Australia,” Depp added in an emotionless tone.
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