Helen Mirren says she wasn't sending a 'secret message' to assist Amber Heard on the Cannes pink carpet

  • Helen Mirren walked the Cannes pink carpet on Tuesday throughout Johnny Depp’s movie premiere. 
  • And a few followers thought she was subtly supporting Amber Heard together with her #WorthIt fan. 
  • However Mirren informed Insider “no secret message was supposed” together with her outfit. 

Helen Mirren is making waves on the Cannes Movie Pageant — and never only for her new blue hair. Some followers believed she was subtly exhibiting assist for Amber Heard. 

Mirren was strolling the pink carpet on the premiere of “Jeanne du Barry,” which stars Johnny Depp. The movie is Depp’s first main Hollywood movie in years, and his first since his highly-publicized defamation trial in opposition to Heard final June. 

As she posed for images, Mirren held a small black fan with the hashtag #WorthIt. Some Twitter fans and retailers thought the hashtag was in reference to the #AmbertIsWorthIt hashtag that was created to indicate assist for Heard following her and Depp’s trial. 

However in an announcement despatched to Insider, Mirren stated “no secret message was supposed” together with her outfit. 

Helen Mirren at 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Helen Mirren arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the movie “Jeanne du Barry” in the course of the 76th version of the Cannes Movie Pageant in Cannes on Could 16, 2023.

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“I’m a L’Oréal ambassador,” she informed Insider. “They’re a sponsor of the competition, and fairly in truth, I picked up a fan as a result of I used to be sizzling. ‘As a result of You are Value It’ is the official L’Oréal Paris slogan.”

Each Mirren and L’Oreal Paris have used the #WorthIt hashtag to advertise the model. 

Heard has additionally featured in L’Oreal’s previous campaigns. Each she and Mirren walked within the model’s Paris Trend Week present in October 2021. 

Depp and his movie have already kicked off a wave of controversy at Cannes. 

Maïwenn, the French director behind “Jeanne du Barry,” admitted earlier this month that she had spit within the face of journalist Edwy Plenel, the editor-in-chief of the French on-line newspaper Mediapart. 

Plenel informed Selection he believes Maïwenn was upset as a result of Mediapart had revealed an investigation into rape allegations in opposition to her ex-husband Luc Besson, calling her “outspokenly anti-#MeToo.” 

Thierry Fremaux, the director of the Cannes Movie Pageant, defended his determination to incorporate Depp and Maïwenn throughout a press convention on Monday. 

Johnny Depp and Maïwenn  2023 Cannes

Johnny Depp and Maïwenn attend the “Jeanne du Barry” Screening & opening ceremony pink carpet on the 76th annual Cannes movie competition at Palais des Festivals on Could 16, 2023 in Cannes.

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“For those who thought that it is a competition for rapists, you would not be right here listening to me, you wouldn’t be complaining you could’t get tickets to get into screenings,” he stated, in response to a report by Selection. 

“I do not know in regards to the picture of Johnny Depp within the US,” he added. “To inform you the reality, in my life, I solely have one rule, it is the liberty of pondering, and the liberty of speech and performing inside a authorized framework.” 

Brie Larson, who’s a part of this yr’s competition jury, additionally made headlines on Tuesday when she was requested by a journalist if she would see Depp’s film. 

When Larson stated she was confused about why she was being requested to touch upon Depp, the reporter referenced her involvement with Time’s Up, an advocacy group began in the course of the #MeToo motion. 

“You may see, I assume, if I’ll see it,” Larson stated. “And I do not know the way I am going to really feel about it if I do.”