A-list Hollywood actors are used to getting asked a lot of odd questions on the red carpet, and some are used to giving odd answers.
Johnny Depp has made a fairly large fortune doing a bit of both, and by developing a reputation as an "odd ball," even by Tinseltown's very liberal standards. So, when he was conducting interviews for his newly released film Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to his 2010 blockbuster Alice In Wonderland, he was prepared for a few interesting questions.
The reporter for a local TV station asked about the new film, and about recent controversy that centered on he and his wife, actress Amanda Heard, taking their pet Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, with them on a trip to Australia. Then she asked the star about his recent parody of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
"If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States of America, in a kind of historical way it's exciting, because because he would be the actual last president of the United States," he said. "It just won't work after that."
With Depp's handlers trying to shoo him away from the reporter, the actor added that he "doesn't believe in that stuff" when he was asked if he would celebrate a Trump electoral victory. The entire interview can be seen below.
Trump, like most Republicans, doesn't exactly get a warm reception in Hollywood, but due to his celebrity connections, he's done a little better than most. In fact, he's been blamed in part for the dissolution of the official non-profit arm of the secretive invitation-only Friends of Abe group that numbered about 2,000 conservatives and right-of-center actors and Hollywood insiders.
The Daily Beast reported on the group's demise in a report published late last month. The group will continue as a less formal grassroots effort, much as it did for most of its existence.
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