Depp who has a habit of falling for his leading ladies, exuded an unmistakable on-screen chemistry with Paltrow.
Depp plays Charlie Mortdecai, a dissolute aristocratic art dealer. Paltrow plays Johanna Mortdecai, a Viennese heiress and his wife.
The movie also stars Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Nicholas Farrell, Aubrey Plaza and Jonny Pasvolsky.
Whether Paltrow, who is divorced from husband Chris Martin, caused ripples in their relationship is unknown. But one thing is certain, Deep and Paltrow are locked into the movie for the long haul.
The picture is based on the “Mortdecai Trilogy” by the late Kyril Bonfiglioli. That means sequels are likely if the initial film does well.
Although Depp was stone faced for most of the evening, Heard looked glamorous in a fetching black pantsuit and smiled frequently. Depp wore a black trousers and matching jacket and a burgundy shirt with a wide black silk tie.
They met while they were filming 2011’s “The Rum Diary.” At the time, Depp was still in a relationship with his long-time partner Vanessa Paradis, a French singer and actress. They had two children together.
Depp and Heard became engaged in Dec. 2013, so marriage may be a sticking point. Depp has always been averse to marriage and never tied the knot with Paradis, even through they were together for 14 years.
Heard revealed her bi-sexuality in 2010 at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary celebration. Before Depp, she was involved in a lesbian relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree.
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