As the defamation case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp goes on fans think Paul McCartney has shown support to Depp after their years of friendship.
Depp and the former Beatles star’s friendship goes back years and Depp has not only starred alongside McCartney, but the 58-year-old actor also featured in his song My Valentine.
Does McCartney support Depp?
According to The Daily Mail, on Tuesday (May 3) when McCartney was performing the song live in Seattle, a recording of the Edward Scissorhands star playing along was shown on the screen – something McCartney has done for years, but with the on going controversy it appears his friendship with Depp is still going strong.
My Valentine live footage was shared on Instagram from an account with the comment: “Might be controversial to post this video with J.D. Don’t care. Know him only to be a gentleman .. And while I support women and the ME TOO movement. I also know some women who have destroyed the lives of innocent & good men. .. @johnnydepp … p.s verbal abuse is not cool either.. watch your tongue.”
But, this can’t actually be seen as confirmation McCartney supports Depp in the case as he has played the video of the actor playing while he performs the song for years.
Friendship for decades
The pair have had a great friendship for decades – one that has seemingly been based on their mutual love for music. Although Depp is predominantly an actor he is also an established musician, skilled on guitar, and is a member of the supergroup called Hollywood Vampires.
The band consists of legendary rockers such as Alice Cooper and Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry – they’ve also recorded songs featuring other greats, including, none other than, Sir Paul McCartney.
Their friendship wasn’t really publicly known though until the Pirates of the Caribbean actor appeared in McCartney’s music video for the song My Valentine. In the black and white video, Depp is seen signing along to the lyrics.
Then back in 2014 that iconic performance came into being when McCartney shared a video on YouTube in which he is jamming with Depp and other blues guitarists, while they were making the music video for Early Days.
McCartney joins Depp on Screen
Fast forward a few years and McCartney makes his debut on screen with Depp. Ok, to be fair, McCartney is no stranger to the sliver screen, as during his time with The Beatles the band made several movies including, Help, Hard Day’s Night and Yellow Submarine. But in 2017 movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, McCartney ‘returned the favour’ and took on the role of Captain Jack Sparrow’s Uncle Ted.
In a video of the making of the film McCartney said: “I’ve known Johnny a while. You know, I always admired Jack Sparrow, and I’m loving it.
“Johnny got me a lot of favours in the past, he’s been in some of my music videos So, you know, this is a way of repaying him.”
Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she published in the Washington Post in 2018. Heard is countersuing Depp. The trial is set to continue.