Johnny Depp and an Australian leader continue to share barbs and insults following Depp’s apology after the actor snuck his dogs into their country.
On Tuesday, the Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce that pushed for the apology and threatened to have the actor’s dogs killed, said that he is the actor’s greatest villain ever, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m inside his head, I’m pulling little strings and pulling little levers,” Joyce said. “Long after I’ve forgotten about Mr. Depp, he’s remembering me.” Adding, “I’m turning into his Hannibal Lecter.”
The response comes after Depp on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night said Joyce “looks somehow inbred with a tomato.”
“I’m just saying,” he said. “It’s not a criticism. I was a little worried that he might explode.”
Depp also addressed the homemade video he made apologizing for bringing his small dogs into the country, saying it took several takes to “get the giggles out.”
“I realized the badness of my ways,” he added. ” So I was kind of repenting.”
Depp then joked with Kimmel that he hasn’t watched the video because he didn’t want to “kill himself.”