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‘Blow’ Actor Lola Glaudini Says Johnny Depp Berated Her on Set and Called Her a ‘F—ing Idiot’; Depp’s Rep Says He ‘Always Prioritizes Good Working Relationships’

An episode of the “Powerful Truth Angels” podcast from earlier this year has resurfaced in recent days for featuring actor Lola Glaudini recounting a story from the set of the movie “Blow,” where Johnny Depp allegedly berated her for laughing during a take. Glaudini, who was in the background of a scene in which Depp gives a monologue, said that she was instructed by “Blow” director Ted Demme to “burst out laughing” when Depp said one of his lines during the take.

“[Depp] says his monologue. I hear the cue, and I go haha, I do a big laugh or whatever,” Glaudini said, noting she performed the scene this way during a few other takes. “Johnny Depp, when they say cut, walks over to me, comes up to me, sticks his finger in my face and he goes, ‘Who the fuck do you think you are? Who the fuck do you think you are? Shut the fuck up. I’m out here, and I’m trying to fucking say my lines and you’re fucking pulling focus. You fucking idiot. Oh, now, oh now it’s not so funny? Now you can shut up? Now you can fucking shut the fuck up? The quiet that you are right now, that’s how you fucking stay.’”

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“First day, on the set, I’ve never met him,” Glaudini added. “This was my first studio movie, I’ve just done indies until then. And I have the star who I have idolized, who I am so excited to work with, reamed me in my face. The only thing going through my head was, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry.’”

Depp allegedly gave “a non-apology apology” to Glaudini when the two saw each other on set later in the day. Glaudini said she had spoken to her father after Depp allegedly yelled at her and he told her: “You have two choices right now: you can either say fuck this, fuck you, and I’m not going to be spoken to like that, or you never let him see you sweat.”

Glaudini said she chose the latter option when Depp allegedly came up to her and “he said, ‘You know, so earlier I was really in my head and staying in my character, I’m doing this Boston accent, and it’s really fucking with me. So I’m a little tense and stuff. So I just wanted to make sure we’re cool and everything?’”

“I just looked at him, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about? Of course, what are you talking about? Totally cool.’ Because I was like… my dad said, ‘Don’t let them see you sweat.’ So that was that,” Gluadini added.

She also said on the podcast that Demme “did not come over and say anything” when she allegedly got berated by Depp and “when we wrapped, I was like a pariah. No one wanted to talk to me, because I am the bitch who he railed at.”

Asked for comment on Glaudini’s story, a representative for Depp told Variety: “Johnny always prioritizes good working relationships with cast and crew and this recounting differs greatly from the recollection of other members on set at the time.”

Depp’s representative pointed to Samuel Sarkar, who was credited as a sound technician on “Blow” and also worked with Depp on films such as “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Chocolat.” Most recently, Sarkar produced Depp’s film “Minamata” along with the actor.

Sarkar told Variety in a statement regarding Glaudini’s story: “As a sound person, you’re constantly listening to what is going on on set, listening for noises, listening for chatter. In fact, specifically, I would listen to Johnny’s audio to check for interference, both during rehearsals and during the take. I never heard anything like that — and that would have been a remarkable event.”

Glaudini’s representatives did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment about the statements made by Sarkar and Depp’s representative.

Watch Glaudini’s full interview on the “Powerful Truth Angels” podcast in the video below.

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