‘I have to thank my wife for putting up with me!’ Johnny Depp, 52, gives shout out to Amber Heard, 29, as he picks up Award
They have been married for almost a year.
But Johnny Depp is obviously grateful that Amber Heard is still with him.
The 52-year-old name checked the 29-year-old beauty in his acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where he picked up the Desert Palm Achievement Award on Saturday, according to E! Online.
‘I have to thank my wife Amber for putting up with me, for living with all these characters, which can’t be easy. It’s hard for me – it’s got to be hard for her,’ he quipped.
The star was referring to the many roles he has played, from gangland killer White Bulger in Black Mass to Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.
Johnny first scared the celebrity audience by bringing out a sheet of paper, and joking: ‘I’m going to thank all these people, my speech is going to take 45 minutes.’
But then he put away his notes and added: ‘Let’s wing it, shall we?’
The couple glowed as they took to the red carpet at the gala. Johnny suited up but his wife stole the limelight in a black lace dress that revealed her long legs.
Back in November Johnny supported Amber at the L.A. premiere of her film The Danish Girl and he told E! then: ‘We connect on a lot of levels.
‘But the first thing that really got me was she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was.
‘She’s very, very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she’s kind of brilliant and beautiful. I’m a lucky man.’.
During his Palm Springs speech, Johnny also thanked the Warner Bros. executives who backed him and didn’t complain about the prosthetics he used to morph into Whitey Bulger.
He said other studios had been ‘very frightened’ of the way he transformed himself for various roles.
Source : Dailymail.co.uk