Australian Leader Calls Himself Johnny Depp's "Hannibal Lecter"

johnny depp - Getty - H 2016
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"I'm inside his head, I'm pulling little strings and pulling little levers," the foreign politician is reported as saying.

It's a new day and a new insult has been fired off in the ongoing war of words between Hollywood star Johnny Depp and Australia’s deputy prime minister.

On Monday, Depp visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his reprisal as the Mad Hatter in the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass, and while there said foreign politician Barnaby Joyce "looks somehow inbred with a tomato."

“I’m just saying. It’s not a criticism. I was a little worried that he might explode," Depp added of Australia’s deputy prime minister. 

Joyce led the effort to make Depp apologize after the actor snuck his dogs into the country.  Depp and his wife finally did issue an apology in a short homemade video that went viral because it seemed so awkward and insincere. 

On Tuesday, Joyce fired back at Depp for his comments on Kimmel

"I'm inside his head, I'm pulling little strings and pulling little levers," the Sydney Morning Herald reported Joyce as saying. "Long after I've forgotten about Mr. Depp, he's remembering me." 

Joyce then dubbed himself Depp's villain, saying "I'm turning into his Hannibal Lecter," The Herald reported. 

Depp's comments on Kimmel were not the first time the actor poked fun at himself for the entire situation, but he did reveal a little more about making the video, including the fact that it took multiple takes in order for the couple to "get the giggles out." 

“I realized the badness of my ways. So I was kind of repenting," Depp said Monday, trying not to smirk. He also said he did not watch the video before it was sent off because "I didn't want to kill myself." 

Watch Depp's appearance on Kimmel and the apology video below.