Johnny Depp is on Instagram.
The “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” actor took the plunge Thursday, quickly racking up 1.4 million followers with a pair of posts.
Depp first posted a photo of himself surrounded by lit candles, captioned, “Hello everyone… filming something for you now… gimme a minute.”
A few hours later, he followed up with an eight-minute video, starting off by saying, “I don’t think I’ve really ever felt any particular reason to (join social media) until now.”
But, Depp added, “now is the time to open up a dialogue, as the threat of this invisible enemy has already caused immeasurable tragedies and damage to people’s lives.”
He went on to recount some of the hardships people are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, and encouraged fans to keep strong and active, saying “Through caring, we will help each other and we will prevail.”
At the end, Depp offered up a collaboration with Jeff Beck of John Lennon’s “Isolation.”
“Jeff Beck and I recorded this song ‘Isolation’ last year,” the actor said, adding, “Lennon’s prophetic words are pure poetry. … This song about isolation, fear, and the existential risks to our world. So we wanted to give the song to you. We truly both hope in our own little way it helps you get through these unusual times we’re experiencing, even if it just helps to pass the time.”
Sources from: USA Today