It took Rihanna to elevate Johnny Depp up.
Right after all the filthy aspects of that sordid defamation trial with his ex-spouse Amber Listened to, it was usually likely to just take a full whole lot for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star to clean up his a great deal-tarnished image.
And strutting out to OutKast’s “So Fresh new, So Clean” in Rihanna’s “Savage x Fenty Clearly show Vol. 4” — which premieres on Amazon Prime Online video on Wednesday — Depp has received his swag back. In fact, the 59-yr-old star — dressed for seduction in Ri-Ri’s lingerie line — appears to be like fresher and cleaner than he has in ages.
Don Juan DeMarco is back again in suave result.
Showing much less puffy and scruffy than we have come to anticipate from him, a slimmed-down Depp looks to have rolled back again the years in a magical makeover as he emerges from shadow in an enchanted forest.
Putting on an all-olive-anything ensemble with matching robe and pajama trousers, the properly ponytailed — and guylinered —actor is a stud reborn. And when he cracks a sly, alluring smile at the camera, it’s as if he’s indicating, “Ain’t nobody dope as me/I’m just so fresh, so clean.”
Depp is the 1st guy to get these types of a highlighted purpose in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty style display. And it’s certainly considerably far more of a job-reviving instant than when he place-suited-up as the Moonperson at the MTV Online video Music Awards in August.
But all of the buzz about Depp’s overall look in the present hasn’t been beneficial. In fact, Rihanna has faced backlash from some of her have lovers for which includes the actor in the display for the reason that of the abuse allegations that Listened to designed towards him — even even though Depp gained the defamation trial. There have even been calls to boycott Savage x Fenty because of his controversial cameo.
Of training course, Deep isn’t the only celeb highlighted in “Savage x Fenty Present Vol. 4.” The star-studded affair also capabilities lingerie-clad cameos by everybody from Taraji P. Henson and Sheryl Lee Ralph — who has been on quite the roll ever given that successful that Emmy for “Abbott Elementary” in September — to “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” actor Winston Duke. There’s even “Black-ish” breakout Marsai Martin all of a sudden searching very grown-ish, having just flip 18 in August.
And Rihanna herself opens the proceedings, despite the fact that the “Lift Me Up” singer leaves the performances to Brazilian artist Anitta, Nigerian star Burna Boy, rapper Don Toliver and Maxwell. The neo-soul male delivers an ethereal rendition of his silky sluggish jam “Whenever Where ever Whatever” that is tailor-built for the bedroom.