Who could have thought that Johnny Depp, who gained millions of fans within months of his UK Libel case in 2020 would be defeated by a rising star, Jenna Ortega? Well, it has come true as the latter who is a rising celebrity is increasing her fandom at a very fast pace. The actress is now garnering major attention ever since the Netflix series, Wednesday checked in.
Depp has been a renowned personality who is known in both the music and acting industries. Having started his career in the 1980s, he became popular by playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. He hit rock bottom when the actor got involved in a long battle with his former wife, Amber Heard. And now, his Instagram record would be meaningless as Ortega’s influence has kicked in.
Jenna Ortega Gains 10 Million Followers on Instagram Within 10 Days!
The 2002-born American star Jenna Ortega has gained 10 million Instagram followers within 10 days of the premiere of Netflix’s new series, Wednesday.
As per PopCrave, the actress had 9.4 million followers on Nov 23 which also seems to be the date when the series started streaming on the OTT platform. Last Saturday, her Instagram accumulated 19.4 million followers, crossing the 20 million mark on Sunday.
Tim Burton’s web series is based on the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family, who is obsessed with death.
Ortega is starring as the titular character in the series, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Fred Armisen, and Christina Ricci appearing in supporting roles.
Johnny Depp and The UK Libel Case 2020
The 59-year-old actor, Johnny Depp was involved in a UK libel case against The Sun. He had sued the British newspaper and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over their April 2018 headline labeling him a “wife-beater” solely based on his ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations.
Judge Justice Nicol stated that The Sun had proved what was in the article to be “substantially true”. Even though he lost that trial, his social media was bombarded with fans due to that.
Initially, he had around 5.8 million followers on his photo-video-sharing platform before his 2020 libel case had begun. Since that trial, his follower count began to rise which ultimately helped him in the process. According to May’s report, his Instagram follower count was at 16 million and now it’s 27.9 million.
He was also involved in this year’s defamation lawsuit he filed against his former wife regarding the op-ed piece she wrote in 2018 claiming herself to be a domestic abuse victim. The verdict favored Depp with the court awarding him $10.35m in damages while Heard was awarded $2m for her counter-claims.
Wednesday is streaming on Netflix.