'He's very good at playing every person except Johnny Depp'
One day after Johnny Depp and Amber Heard released a widely mocked video to apologize for illegally bringing their dogs into Australia, the country’s deputy prime minister has added his one-liners to the pile.
Speaking to Australia’s Sunrise morning show, Barnaby Joyce joked that Depp looked like he was “auditioning for The Godfather” in the clip.
“He’s very good at playing every person except Johnny Depp,” Joyce added.
Depp says few words in the video, notably underlining the fact that “Australia has to be protected” from outside biosecurity infractions. “Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct,” Depp said in the video, comparing the country’s people to its agriculture. “When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.”
Depp and Heard were heavily spoofed in the wake of releasing the clip — Stephen Colbert took a swing at recreating the apology for The Late Show — but Joyce won’t take credit for the viral video.
“As far as me directing that atrocious movie, no,” he said when asked by Sunrise if he was behind the mea culpa. “Even I could have done a little better than that,” Joyce added, before joking, “‘Do it again, Johnny! Do it with gusto, mate! A bit of gusto!'”
Watch Joyce laugh about Depp and Heard below.