“Magic Mike XXL” actress Amber Heard is voicing out her dismay over the Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s move to send her dogs back to Los Angeles after failing to follow Australia’s quarantine policy.
In a recent interview with Channel 7’s “Sunrise”, the actress said she and her husband, actor Johnny Depp, will be avoiding the country after their dogs were threatened to be put down if not sent back to the United States.
“I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land down under from now on just as much as we can thanks to certain politicians there,” Amber said when asked about the dogs.
Watch the interview below.
The politician in question is Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce who asked Depp to send his Yorkshire terriers back to the U.S. after it was confirmed that the actor failed to adhere to Australian quarantine laws.
“It doesn’t matter if Johnny Depp has been awarded sexiest man alive twice, it’s time Boo and Pistol bugger off home,” Joyce said, notes the Sydney Morning Herald.
The minister threatened to euthanize the dogs if the actor didn’t follow requests for his pets to fly back home. According to the Daily Mail UK, Pistol and Boo did return to the U.S. but it cost Depp an estimated $300,000.
The actor was reported to have been filming “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” during that time.
Heard, who was promoting “Magic Mike 2” during the interview, also added that she feels Minister Joyce might have wanted “15 minutes” of fame with how he dealt with her husband’s pet issue.
“I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials,” she added.
Hopefully, we’ll see the beautiful couple on Australian shores soon though.
“Magic Mike XXL” will hit theaters on July 1, 2015.