Johnny Depp took a selfie with an admiring fan at a UK print shop this week – as he enjoys the break in his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star was shopping for art prints and picture frames at an East Sussex shop called King and McGaw at around 5pm on Wednesday, Emma Wishart, whose husband Stephen works at the shop, told The Post .
“Unfortunately I wasn’t there, but my husband was thrilled!” Wishart said in a post Thursday.
Her husband and Depp took a photo together, showing the two smiling men and the actor with his hands on the shopkeeper’s shoulders.
Depp “was very nice and relaxed and they talked about guitars,” she said, adding that the actor hadn’t bought anything but could return.
A representative for Depp, 58, confirmed to the Post on Thursday that the actor is indeed in Sussex.
The Wisharts “both look up to him very much,” Emma said, but “are a bit old for too much adoration.”
Although she did not follow the trial very closely, “of course it was impossible not to hear anything at all”, added the Briton.
“I don’t like their private lives displayed for public entertainment and I haven’t read or watched anything on purpose.”
The Post exclusively reported on Wednesday that Depp was overseas while court proceedings were on vacation.
“Johnny is in Europe to take time off to rest for a few days, hang out with old friends, play music and take long walks in the countryside,” a source close to him said.
The ‘Edward Scissorhands’ actor sued Heard, 36, for $50 million in defamation over a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece she wrote in which she called herself “a personality representing domestic violence”.
Heard did not name Depp in the essay. But his lawyers say it still smeared him – and cost him millions – because he was clearly referring to domestic abuse allegations Heard made when she filed for divorce in 2016.
The “Aquaman” actress hit back with her own $100 million countersuit alleging Depp was waging a “smear campaign” to ruin her life.
The two fought in a Virginia court for four weeks over the claims, although proceedings were halted on May 5, after Heard’s second day on the stand, and will resume Monday.
Just before his 2020 libel suit against Britain’s The Sun failed, Depp traveled to Sussex to play music with his friend Jeff Beck and prepare for the case, according to a report by the era.