• Johnny Depp called out Hollywood in a new interview with The Sunday Times
  • The actor said he feels that he is being boycotted by the entertainment industry
  • His new movie, “Minamata,” has yet to secure a release date in the U.S.

Johnny Depp has called out Hollywood for allegedly boycotting him and his projects.

The A-list actor, 58, opened up in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times about his struggles as an artist following his legal battle with British tabloid The Sun.

According to Depp, Hollywood has been shunning him and his projects ever since he lost the case that stemmed from a report from the tabloid that called him a “wife-beater.”

He cited his latest film “Minamata” as proof of his claim. Although the movie has already been released in the U.K. and other markets, it has yet to secure a release date in the United States.

Apparently, after losing the case that also involved his controversial ex-wife Amber Heard, MGM allegedly shelved the release of the project in the country, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It should also be noted that amid his legal battle, the multi-awarded actor was forced to exit Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts” mega project, even though he was portraying one of the prominent characters in the film series.

In his new interview, Depp called the last five years in his life “surreal” as he fell from Hollywood graces — something that he blatantly called an “absurdity of media mathematics.”

Addressing the entertainment industry, the actor pointed out that many people would be affected if “Minamata” would not be released in the U.S. These include not only those who worked on the project but also the people who experienced similar struggles as the characters.

“Some films touch people and this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?” Depp was quoted as saying.

In the movie, Depp plays the character of real-life photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, who was mostly known for the “photographic essays” he released via Life magazine. One of his greatest works focused on the documentation of the effects of mercury poisoning in the Japanese town of Minamata, according to Deadline.

Depp said that they made the Andrew Levitas-directed film to be “respectful” and not “exploitative” to keep their end of the bargain in order for it to be released. So, he is now urging the industry to keep theirs.

Although Depp lost his libel case against The Sun in November, he scored a legal victory earlier this month in his motion to seek to discover whether the “Aquaman” actress had kept her promise of donating the $7 million divorce settlement she got from him to charity.

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Johnny Depp is pictured above at the “Murder on the Orient Express” premiere on Nov. 2, 2017, in London. John Phillips/Getty Images