Johnny Depp made a series of bizarre surprise appearances at the 2022 MTV VMAs as the channel’s famous mascot, Moonman.
Hovering above the stage in a projection, I could hear him say, “I needed a job,” as the annual ceremony opened.
This marks the actor’s latest appearance in an apparent comeback to the public eye after winning a multi-million dollar lawsuit against former partner Amber Heard.
In a subsequent virtual appearance at the VMAs, he declared, “Birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, whatever you need…anything is available.”
“Oh, I’m a dentist too,” he added.
It was recently announced that Depp would be directing his first feature film with Modigliani in 25 years about Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani.
The announcement comes a week after Depp confirmed his first starring role since claiming victory in a notorious legal battle in Fairfax County, Virginia earlier this year.
He will appear in the film Jeanne Du Barry produced by the French company Why Not Productions.
While awaiting the verdict in the trial, Depp made several UK appearances with musician Jeff Beck at venues in London, Newcastle and Glasgow.