Johnny Depp‘s new matey is nothing more than une amie.
Earlier this week, the Pirates of the Caribbean star sparked new romance rumors when he was photographed with a mystery redhead ahead of his performance at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.
However, a source close to the situation tells E! News that the woman is simply “a member of the staff” on set of the actor’s upcoming movie, Jeanne du Barry. The insider added, “She is his French teacher and there is no romantic connection whatsoever.”
Depp, 59, is set to play Louis XV in the film, which centers around the life of Jeanne Bécuthe mistress of the 18th century French King when he died, according to IMDB. The project, slated for 2023, will mark the actor’s first return to the big screen in three years.