According to a body language expert, Johnny Depp is putting out a ‘romantic hero’ image in court.
Judi James believes the actor is deliberately portraying a soft image of himself to win over the judges amid the ongoing defamation trial.
With affectionate hugs and smiles with his lawyer, Camille Vasquez, Depp has sent a tizzy amongst fans, leading them to think he is secretly dating the legal.
“It looks flirtatious but that’s probably the point,” expert Judi James told the Daily Mail on Thursday. “If a picture paints a thousand words, these ‘words’ look straight out of the pages of [romance publishing company] Mills & Boon.
“Her behaviour in court places Depp back in the role as the romantic hero,” James further theorized. “For Depp’s loyal fans these dramatic rituals will seem like validation. ‘If this smart, beautiful woman thinks he is OK then maybe he will be the implied message.”
Talking about their hug in court, Judi declares the actor of affections was staged and a “moving piece of body language theatre.”
Depp is currently suing ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation after her op-ed on domestic violence for Washington Post in 2018, allegedly caused the actor to lose his life, friends, and work.