Most of us have made a fool of ourselves after a little too much alcohol, but Johnny Depp was a hot mess as he presented an award at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Festival Awards on Friday night.
Depp stumbled and slurred his speech as he tried to present the documentary award for “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”.
The 51-year-old appeared nervous and wasted as he walked out on stage and seemed interested in the double microphone.
Johnny told the crowd, “That’s the weirdest microphone I ever saw in my life”.
Trying to adjust the stand, the actor and the mic almost fell. Johnny admitted to the audience, “I’m not very good at this type of thing”.
Wasted Johnny tried to get straighten up and prove he could handle the task, saying, “Watch, I’m going to read this thing. For decades Shep Gordon has been one of the most beloved and respected talent managers in the music industry, he is also the current star and subject of the documentary Supermensch… cos he is a mensch [Yiddish for a person of integrity] .”
Depp forgot to read the teleprompter and decided to speak from the heart, saying, “I’ve been very, very lucky to have him in my life. He is someone I consider a great friend, an incredibly loyal friend. So you have to watch the film!”
It’s hilarious to see Shep Gordon’s pained expression. He is smiling, but you can read the “wtf is happening” look on his face.
After realizing he just dropped the F-bomb, he covered his mouth and starting laughing. He said, “I mean it’s one of those nights.”
Depp told Rolling Stone magazine previously that he stopped drinking for a year and a half.
The hunky actor said, “I just decided that I pretty much got everything I could get out of it. I investigated wine and spirits thoroughly, and they certainly investigated me as well, and we found out that we got along beautifully, but maybe too well.”
He claimed he wasn’t an alcoholic though, adding, “No, I don’t have the physical need for the drug alcohol. No, it’s more my medication, my self-medication over the years just to calm the circus. Once the circus kicks in, the festivities in the brain, it can be ruthless.”
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