Amber Heard has had a lot of fashion moments all year, making her our pick for the most fashion-forward star around. Whatever she wears, we’re sold! Considering she’s such a style chameleon, we were surprised to see a certain silhouette pop up repeatedly on her red carpet roll. It started with a black long-sleeved Jean Paul Gaultier gown at theÂ New York premiere ofÂ The Rum DiaryÂ at the Museum of Modern Art last month. Then she moved onto a nude long-sleevedÂ Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 dress to the London premiere of the film (seen on the right) and then most recently, a navy blue long-sleevedÂ Stella McCartneyÂ number (on the right) to the Paris premiere of The Rhum Express yesterday. That’s what they’re calling The Rum Diary in France, BTW. But do you see what we’re talking about here? They’re all long-sleeved and monochromatic. Do we smell a trend? Hit us with your opinions.
Johnny Depp laughs in the face of the abyss on a regular basis, only this time he wasn’t wearing a pirate costume while a key grip hurled buckets of water in his face. Instead, the Rum Diary star recalls a near-death experience he shared with director Bruce Robinson when their plane nearly went down. “The sound of the engines stopped. There was silence,” Depp told Life. “Bruce and I were looking at each other and I think I said, ‘Is this it?’ It was like this weird extended moment when you’re just floating for a second and you could feel this unpleasant descent.” An unpleasant descent? Oh, we know all about that; we saw Sleepy Hollow in theaters. The day it came out.
Luckily for the future of Tim Burton‘s film oeuvre, the plane’s engines restarted … though not before Johnny could get a few chuckles in. “Nobody said a word except for Bruce and I, sitting next to each other saying, ‘Oh s–t! This is death; I guess this is how it goes down.’ Then we burst into hysterical laughter at the idea that this was how we were going to die.” No, there’s no way the universe was going to take Johnny from us before he gets to play Tonto in the Lone Ranger movie. You just know he’s going to do something super weird with that.
OK, so The Rum Diary is hovering at 51 percent approval from the critics on RottenTomatoes.com, but we’re going to go out on a limb here and say the Johnny Depp-starring movie based on Hunter S. Thompson’s first novel looks like fun. And if there were a Tomatometer for Amber Heard‘s red carpet appearances, she’d get at least a 99 percent Fresh rating. Even after the sudden cancellation of The Playboy Club, she’s been looking cool and confident and super hot every time there’s a camera near. This is one blond bombshell who knows she doesn’t have to go for the splashiest of fashions to show off her assets.
Johnny Depp and The Rum Diaryseem to be the perfect mix. But before we say anything else, we just have to ask you to look for a little Jack Sparrow in him while watching the trailer! It’s there, right? Must be all the rum. The film’s based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, FYI. It follows Johnny’s character, a journalist called Paul Kemp, who is so done with America and the Eisenhower administration that he heads to Puerto Rico to write for The San Juan Star. And what proceeds is lurching through a lot of drinking thrown in with some self-destructive comrades, and some alcoholic, violent lust for Amber Heard‘s character, Chenault. Watch the trailer — you’re not going to want to miss this one.