Helena Bonham Carter defends Johnny Depp and JK Rowling in New Interview

Helena Bonham Carter defends Johnny Depp JK Rowling

Helena Bonham Carter defends Johnny Depp and JK Rowling in her new Interview. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are close pals. They have not only collaborated on multiple movies together, but they have also developed a close relationship off-screen. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor served as godfather to the actress who played Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series two children.

Helena Bonham Carter defends Johnny Depp

In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Helena Bonham Carter, currently working on the Netflix production Enola Holmes II, discussed the jury’s decision in Fairfax, Virginia, last June, finding Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, guilty of defaming the ex-her consort.

Depp has been “completely vindicated” after winning the lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who accused him of mistreatment. 

Oh, I think it was ultimately vindicated,” Carter said. He’s fine now. Fine. My take is that Amber Heard tried to follow a trend. That’s the problem with these things: people will jump on the bandwagon because it’s trendy and want to be the girl symbol of the movement.

However, Bonham Carter has already defended Depp. The actress stated in an interview from 2020 that she thought the claims made against the guy who played Jack Sparrow made no sense. “I believe she caught that swing.”

Helena Bonham Carter defends JK Rowling

The actress also backed JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, who had been accused of transphobia after making highly contentious remarks. The author received criticism in 2020 after sending out a series of tweets that set off a tsunami of criticism for her implied suggestion that a woman must menstruate to be considered a woman.

It’s awful; they’re a bunch of cazz*te – said the actress. I think Rowling was being persecuted. The situation has been extreme due to the people’s judgment. You have the right to have your opinion of her, especially if she has been abused. 

Everyone carries their history of trauma and forms their own opinions from that trauma. You have to respect where people and their pain come from. You don’t all have to agree on everything; that would be crazy and boring. There is no aggression in what you are saying; you are just saying something based on your own experience.

With these remarks, J.K. Rowling’s ex-wife, Tim Burton, distinguishes herself from other Potter saga actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. The three main characters who did come out against Rowling’s attacks on the transgender community.