Amber Heard Testifies That Her Aquaman 2 Role Was “Very Pared Down” After Johnny Depp Breakup

Amber Heard stated that her acting career was affected after breaking up with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. During Heard’s third day as a defendant in Depp’s $50 million defamation trial against her on Monday, she testified that Warner Bros. “didn’t want to put” her in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom after their public divorce.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she identifies herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. Heard, who does not name Depp in her work, is selling it for $100 million. In her testimony on Monday, she accused Depp of orchestrating a “smear campaign” in Hollywood to destroy her career after she sought a domestic violence restraining order against her. But the pirate of the Caribbean in 2016. She testified that Depp and his “sophisticated PR machine” colluded to portray the actress as dishonest across the industry. In her testimony, Heard stated that she struggled to keep the lead role of Mera in Aquaman opposite Jason Momoa after seeking a restraining order from Depp.

“I had to fight really hard to maintain my career after I got it [restraining order against Depp],” Heard said in her testimony. “I lost opportunities. I was dropped from work and campaign. I’ve been fighting to keep my job and the biggest movie opportunity I’ve had so far [with] Alliance justice with option [star in] Aquaman. I struggled really hard to stay Alliance justice because it was the time of the divorce. ”

Heard explains her professional relationship with Warner Bros., the studio behind Alliance justice and Aquaman, both feature Mera. “I signed up to do Alliance justice, where my character was introduced,” she said. “This fee is small compared to what it would become if and when you took other options or movies under that umbrella. So it is the contract for Alliance justice, can then become Justice League 2, or it could be Aquaman or it could be some other movie in the DC Universe. And the second picture ends with Aquamanand the third creature Aquaman 2. And each time the fee goes up.”

Heard told the court she made $1 million playing Mera in Aquaman and double that for Aquaman sequel, in which Mera is said to only appear on screen for 10 minutes. Heard testified that her role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was a “very simplified version” of the story originally conceived for Mera and claimed that Warner Bros. “don’t want to put me” in the movie. “I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that removed scenes with action in them, depicting my character and another character — without giving any What commercials — two characters fight each other and they basically said Heard. “They just eliminated a bunch.” Heard the stars in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom with Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman.

When asked if she actively arranges filming time, Heard confirmed that she did. When asked if she was actively involved in the film after Depp called her a liar in the press, Heard testified that she is no longer in contact with the studio, asserting that “the Communication stopped at that point.” As of time of publication, an online petition calling for Heard’s complete removal from the film has reached over 4 million signatures.

According to Heard’s testimony, her relationship with Warner Bros. wasn’t the only thing that suffered after her split from Depp and his alleged smear campaign. She also testified that shooting for Foothold—A 2020 Paramount+ TV series in which she appeared — was canceled following an alleged campaign against her. She also said her relationship with beauty brand L’Oreal – where she has been a spokesperson since 2018 – has been mended. In her testimony, Heard said she was “only able to participate in, I believe, a live event that they also cannot promote or use material from” since the allegations surfaced. that she lied about abusing Depp.

Regarding her current work situation, Heard said that she was able to find work abroad, citing an independent film she recently filmed in Guatemala. “It’s small independent, which means it has no distribution or anything; it’s a lower budget movie I’ve been with for years called Into the fire. Heard testified that she was paid $65,000 for the role.

Depp’s tarnished career following his tumultuous relationship with Heard was also brought up during the trial. Depp’s former agent, Christian Carinotestified that Depp had lost his role in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 by Heard alleging domestic abuse. Carino said: “My opinion is that it has to do with the allegations Amber has made.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom slated for release on March 17, 2023. Representatives of Warner Bros. did not reply immediately about Vanity Fairrequest comment.

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