Johnny Depp’s reaction to Jack Sparrow being mentioned at his trial with Amber Heard proves he is the world’s favorite pirate.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor launched a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post.
In response to this, Heard filed a counterclaim for defamation, with a judge ruling that she could use a defence where her lawyers will argue she is deserving of immunity.
Depp’s sister Christi Dembrowski mentioned that her brother played the legendary Jack Sparrow, prompting a smile in response from Depp.
Depp smiled in response to his sister telling the court he played Captain Jack Sparrow. One of the lawyers asked Dembrowski:
“When was the first ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie released?”…”what was your brother’s role in the movie?”
To which she responded:
“He was Captain Jack Sparrow.”
A moment of pride for his work as Captain Jack Sparrow, perhaps?
His smile went viral and people took to Twitter:
This warms my heart and makes me sad at the same time. Disney must redeem themselves and have Johnny return to POFTC.
— Vanessa Torres-Lopez (@VaneTLopez) April 13, 2022
yes, he still is and will always be our captain jack sparrow 🤍
— d || check pinned pls 📌 (@deppsmort) April 17, 2022
Others tweeted that in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, there is a running joke that the characters never remember to call him “Captain” and that Depp would have found it funny that his sister called him ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’.