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Blondie’s Debbie Harry wants to work with Johnny Depp

"He's somebody I’ve always admired"


By Tom Skinner – 18th June 2024

Johnny Depp and Blondie’s Debbie Harry perform live. CREDITS: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns/Getty (L), Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty (R)

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has said she would like to collaborate with Johnny Depp in the future.

During a new interview with Metro, the iconic singer-songwriter was asked whether there’s anyone she dreams of working with. “Gee, that’s a big question and I must say that it’s probably a very long list,” she replied.

“I was just talking with one of our crew about Johnny Depp, somebody I’ve always admired. It’s a very long list of directors and actors that I would love to work with.”

Harry has earned acting credits in films such as Six Ways To Sunday (1997) and A Good Night To Die (2003), as well as TV shows like Wiseguy, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Absolutely Fabulous.

She also appears in director Brian Logvinsky’s new short film, Catharsis – which recently premiered at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

“I’ve not really thought of anything specific,” Harry continued. “I would certainly like to do a character in a major, big picture, but I’m sure everyone else in the business would like the same thing.

“I think that I’ve worked with some wonderful directors, so that’s been something that I really cherish.”

She added: “I’d like to look at it from that perspective, of not necessarily choosing a character and then waiting for it to happen or pursuing it. For me, having a strength of understanding with a director, it’s very important for me.”

Blondie’s Debbie Harry. CREDIT: Press

Harry, who has also made appearances in High Fidelity and Bad Reputation, explained that she “always intended or tried out for different parts”. “When I was younger, much younger, I was considered for some very nice roles – unfortunately, I didn’t get them,” she said.

In 2022, Depp won a defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post. Two years prior, Depp lost a libel case against The Sun after the newspaper published an article that referred to him as a “wife beater” – claims Depp has always denied.

The actor hit out at the Hollywood film industry in April, saying it “threw me in the bin”. Last month, Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer said he’d like to see Depp make a return to the franchise.

The movie star could potentially work on a music project with Debbie Harry, having previously featured on songs by the likes of Oasis, Shane MacGowan and Iggy Pop. In 2022, he released a collaborative album with Jeff Beck called ’18’. Earlier that year, the pair performed together onstage at some of Beck’s live shows.

Additionally, Depp is a member of the supergroup Hollywood Vampires alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. They have released two albums together to date and embarked on multiple tours.

Meanwhile, Blondie recently played two outdoor headline shows at The Piece Hall in Halifax.


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