Johnny Depp has played many roles, but never Moonman… and that’s all about to change at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards with the movie star’s planned surprise appearance.
VMAs production sources tell TMZ … Depp has been in talks with show producers to dress up as the network’s famous hottie — recently dubbed the Moonperson — and show his face at some point during the awards show’s Aug. 28 broadcast.
Depp’s won five MTV Movie Awards over the years, including Best Actor, Best Villain, Global Superstar and the Generation Award in 2012.
The surprise appearance comes as a result of both Johnny’s recent announcement of his return to film and his new deal with Dior. TMZ broke the story, and the brand signed Depp to a multi-year, 7-figure contract extension still be a face From the Sauvage fragrance line.
It’s unclear if he’ll also be taking hardware home from the show a week from Sunday, but from what we’ve seen surrounding public opinion … he will surely get a huge round of applause.