Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance at MTV Video Music Awards

During the awards ceremony, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor's face was digitally projected onto the show's moon person mascot, which dangled from the ceiling of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. He delivered a series of short lines in between commercial breaks and poked fun at the status of his troubled career following two high-profile court cases involving his ex-wife Amber Heard. "You know what? I needed the work," Johnny joked of his decision to accept the hologram gig, before the first award was handed out.