AceShowbiz - Brie Larson supported Johnny Depp's new film "Jeanne du Barry" at the Cannes Film Festival. Tapped as a juror at this year's edition of the festival, she attended the world premiere of his movie on Tuesday night, May 16 despite hinting at hesitance a few hours prior.
The "Captain Marvel" star was all smiles while hitting the red carpet literally hand in hand with fellow jurors, including Ruben Ostlund, Julia Ducournau, Damian Szifron, Rungano Nyoni, Paul Dano, Atiq Rahimi, Maryam Touzani and Denis Menochet. Rocking a metallic gold gown, she stood out among her peers who mostly opted for black numbers.
Depp, meanwhile, posed on the red carpet with "Jeanne du Barry" director and star Maiwenn as well as their co-star Pierre Richard. The Hollywood actor and the French actress were linking arms despite rumors of tension between them during the shooting.
Depp also received warm welcome from his international fans. He was swarmed by local people and journalists at he arrived at the festival ahead of the premiere of the film. Some people were seen holding pens and papers, seemingly to ask for autographs from the 59-year-old actor.
Earlier that day, Larson seemingly had a conflicted feeling about Depp's new film. The Academy Award winner, who is an outspoken advocate of #MeToo and victims of sexual assault, looked flustered when asked whether she would attend the world premiere of the embattled actor's new movie
"You're asking me that?" she responded to a journalist's question during a jury press conference on Tuesday. "I'm sorry, I don't understand the correlation or why me specifically."
The reporter then clarified that since Larson was part of the Time's Up advisory council, he was curious if she had any thoughts on Depp being allowed to kick off Cannes after his alleged past domestic violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard. She said, "You'll see, I guess, if I will see it. And I don't know how I'll feel about it if I do."
Meanwhile, Heard's close friend Eve Barlow has protested Depp's film comeback and its premiere at Cannes. The journalist posted on Instagram photos of the actor and wrote over one of them, "If you support Cannes you support predators."
A second image bore the words, " 'Jeanne Du Barry' Representing Abusers at Cannes." She added in the caption, "Cannes seem proud of their history supporting rapists and abusers. Plus ca change. #CannesYouNot."
"Jeanne du Barry" is theatrically released in France on the same day of its world premiere. It hasn't got a release date in the U.S.