Amber Heard admits she ‘had to fight’ for role in Aquaman 2 after dispute with Johnny Depp

The two actors announced their divorce in 2016, but the fight is far from over and caused the interpreter of Mera to miss scenes from the new DC film.

Amid the legal dispute against Johnny Depp, Amber Heard admitted in court yesterday (16) that he had his role in Aquaman 2 reduced due to the controversial end of his relationship with the Former interpreter of Jack Sparrow. The statement was made during an interrogation conducted by the actress’ lawyer, who asked her if she could shoot the sequence alongside Jason Momoa and if anything has affected your participation as Mera. “I had to fight a lot to stay in the film. [a Warner Bros.] didn’t want to include me,” Heard said.

“I had a script and then new versions without certain stunts, which depicted my character fighting with another. But they basically ate part of my role. They just took away a lot,” Heard continued during of the third day of judgment.

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She also said that in 2016, after getting the restraining order against depp due to domestic violence, it was particularly difficult to maintain her career. According to her, her ex-husband mounted a “smear campaign” to call her a liar in front of the foreign press.

“I missed opportunities. I was fired from jobs and campaigns,” Heard said. “I fought to keep my job and the biggest cinematic opportunity I’ve had to date: Justice League, with the possibility of [estrelar] Aquaman. I had to fight really hard to stay in the Justice League because it was divorce season.”

The actress talks about DC feature film released in 2017 and led by Zack Snyder. By then, Heard and Depp – who had been married for two years – were already dealing with a rocky separation amid litigation. When asked if she “actively plans her time for the filming” of Aquaman 2 before Depp’s libel suit, Heard said yes. When asked if she remained actively involved in the project after Depp’s team attacked her image, she replied, “No. Communications stopped at that point.”

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For those unfamiliar with the matter, it is worth remembering that following the termination, Heard revealed a series of photos of her face with physical injuries caused by her ex-husband.. At the time, she backed out of suing him once a divorce agreement was signed which included the actor paying $7 million.

But it didn’t take long for Depp to take Heard to court over an article she published in the The Washington Post, in December 2018. Although she didn’t mention her name, Depp believes the text damaged not only her reputation, but also her work. For him, which would have cost him the role of Jack Sparrow in pirates of the caribbean 6 And the one of Gellert Grindelwald in the franchise fantastic beasts.

The trial began on April 11 in the US state of Virginia, with Depp seeking $50 million in moral damages. Heard, in turn, filed a lawsuit against him for $100 million.

As for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomshould be released in 2023. Directed by James Wanthe film brings, in addition to Momoa and Heard, names such as Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe. Among the newcomers to the list are Jani Zhao, Indya Moore and Vincent Regan.

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