Last month, the saga of Johnny Depp versus Australia came to a close when Depp and his wife, Amber Heard, released a video apologizing for illegally bringing their Yorkshire terriers into the country. So when Depp stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, the host peppered him with a million questions about the ordeal. Mainly — what was up with that video?
“I think [it was] the choice they made to utilize the taxpayers’ dollars to globally chase down a couple of teacup Yorkies and give them 50 hours to live,” Depp told Kimmel. “I realized the badness of my ways. So I was kind of repenting.”
When Kimmel called the video his greatest performance ever, Depp added, “I haven’t seen many of them, but I wouldn’t disagree.”
Kimmel also asked for all the details on the video, including who wrote it (“a genius,” Depp replied), how they shot it (on an iPhone), and whether Depp watched it back again after filming it.
“No, because I didn’t want to kill myself,” Depp said.
Last year, Heard was charged with failing to declare her two Yorkshire terriers when she illegally brought them into the country. Australian politician Barnaby Joyce initially threatened to euthanize the two dogs, and Depp poked fun at the deputy prime minister on Kimmel.
“He looks somehow inbred with a tomato,” Depp said about Joyce. “I’m just saying. It’s not a criticism. I was a little worried that he might explode.”
Watch Depp’s discussion with Kimmel below, and head here to see the original dog apology video.