Everyone is making fun of Johnny Depp for that odd dog-smuggling apology video — even the Australian government.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce told Australian public broadcaster ABC that Depp “looked like he was auditioning for the Godfather” in his monotonous apology video, adding that he doesn’t “think he’ll get an Academy Award for his performance.”
In a subsequent interview with CNN affiliate Channel 7’s “Sunrise” show, Joyce suggested the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star “do it again” — this time, with “a little gusto.” That all said, Joyce appears pleased with the general message of the strange mea culpa, which is posted above.
Depp and his wife, actress Amber Heard, failed to declare their Yorkshire terriers when entering Australia last year, leading the deputy prime minster to threaten euthanasia (of the dogs, not the Hollywood stars).
Heard appeared in a Queensland court on Monday, where the apology video was played. The “Magic Mike XXL” actress pled guilty to knowingly producing a false or misleading document. Two other charges of illegally importing the pooches were dismissed.
The court magistrate gave the “Danish Girl” star a one-month good behavior bond sentence, per Channel 7. If Heard breaks the bond, she’ll face a 1,000 AUD fine ($767), but the incident will not go on record.