Johnny Depp has been in the spotlight for most of his life. Recently, Depp was given an award that left him quite emotional and ready for a new beginning in his life. The 58-year-old actor received the special honor in Serbia, and his speech after being given the award showed his readiness for a new chapter.
Johnny Depp was in Serbia for Serbian Statehood Day. Depp has been part of charitable work and projects in Serbia. At the event to celebrate and acknowledge Serbian Statehood Day, President Aleksander Vucic awarded Depp with the Gold Medal of Merit, according to Movie Web. After going through difficulties over the years with ex-wife Amber Heard, the actor was more than grateful to receive such an honor. It moved Depp and gave him a new hope for his future, both personal and also in his career. When accepting the award, Depp took a few moments to say some humble words to express his appreciation and also to describe his own goals for the future.
Right now [I’m] on the verge of a new life…I like a re-beginning, and I would love for that beginning to start here.Johnny Depp
“I truly, sincerely thank you, President Vucic, and this medal of merit, if I am given the honor to walk away with this, I thank you for being kind enough to bestow it upon me,” said Johnny Depp. According to Cinema Blend, Johnny Depp was given the Gold Medal of Merit due to the actor’s involvement in Serbia’s cultural activities, his assistance in the film industry in Serbia, and his “promotion of the Republic of Serbia in the world.” Due to Depp’s involvement in lawsuits with Amber Heard, the actor has had ups and downs in his career over recent years. Receiving the award seemed to boost his confidence for a better future. Depp gave his sincerest thanks to the president of Serbia upon being given the honor.
Although there have been a few setbacks with some roles and films in his line of work, Johnny Depp still has been given opportunities. The actor will be part of the upcoming series titled Puffins Impossible. Depp will be voicing one of the characters in the animation. This will not be Depp’s first voice-acting gig. The actor has been part of animations before, like Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Puffins Impossible is actually being produced in the Republic of Serbia. Due to Depp’s involvement with Serbia, it makes sense that the animation is being produced there, too.
Amidst lawsuits that are still taking place, Johnny Depp still takes his career very seriously and keeps trying to take steps to move forward in his life. Being given the Gold Medal of Merit award seemed to spark a new era of hope for the actor’s future. Depp is ready for a new start and a new beginning in his life, and it appears the honor has given him a little extra push to begin fresh. We shall have to see what Depp does next in both his life and career following receiving the award, and what this new beginning means for him.