Hollywood actor is in the UK for his new film 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'
Johnny Depp has poked fun at a video apology he made with his wife Amber Heard after she smuggled two dogs into Australia.
The Hollywood actor and his wife had urged people to respect the country’s quarantine laws last month after she brought dogs Pistol and Boo into Queensland while Depp was filming in the country.
But at a press conference in London for his new film Alice Through the Looking Glass, which you can watch below, Depp joked: “I’m going to do this everywhere I go. I would really like to apologise for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do because the Australians, though chipper, and you know…”
Producer Suzanne Todd also joked that the dogs came to England while he was filming, adding: “That’s funny, I feel like Johnny’s dogs were here, weren’t they? Weren’t they with you on set?”, before director Tim Burton, who serves as a producer on the upcoming Disney fantasy, interjected: “I forgot to tell you – they’re dead, I just sat on them.”
Heard was granted a one-month good behaviour bond of AU$1,000 (£540) and no conviction following her trial.
Heard and Depp publicly apologised, in a video which was released shortly after, with Depp saying: “Australians are just as unique [as its wildlife], both warm and direct. If you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.”
The Yorkshire terriers, who were understood to have entered the country accompanied by Heard on a private jet, later returned safely to the US.
Depp previously made fun of the “dog smuggling” allegations during a press conference in Venice. When a journalist asked him if he was intending to take his dogs on a gondola tour of the city, he replied: “No. I killed my dogs and ate them, under direct orders from some kind of, I don’t know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia.”