Barnaby Joyce: I'm becoming Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter

HOLLYWOOD heavyweight Johnny Depp has once again taken aim at Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, saying he looked as though he was "inbred with a tomato".

Meanwhile Mr Joyce said he had forgotten about the American actor, but was clearly becoming the star's "Hannibal Lecter".
 

 

Depp threw out the insult on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show while promoting his new film: Alice Through the Looking Glass.

It is the latest piece of mud slung between the pair, after Depp and wife Amber Heard were forced to apologised for breaking Australia's biosecurity laws by bringing in dogs Pistol and Boo.

At the time, the then-Agriculture Minister publicly threatened to have the dogs euthanised, making headlines around the world.

The famous pair were then forced to record a filmed apology, which again went around the world.

This time Depp said Mr Joyce "looks somehow inbred with a tomato".
 

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 MICK TSIKAS

He also called the Deputy PM "Barnaby Jones".

"[Pistol and Boo are] minuscule, tiny teacup things, clearly dangerous in Australia, because there's so many poisonous creatures in Australia, you can die at any minute, so the dogs are obviously a problem in Australia," he said.

On Wednesday, Mr Joyce said he felt like he was turning into Depp's "Hannibal Lecter" -- the iconic cannibal from the Silence of the Lambs series.

"I'm inside his head, pulling little strings and levers," he said.

"Long after I've forgotten about him, he's remembering me."

Depp said he did not re-watch his filmed apology because, "I didn't want to kill myself".
 


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