Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard began in April 2022 — and the actress’ role in DC’s AquamanThroughout the highly publicized proceedings, film series have been mentioned repeatedly.
Depp is suing for his Rum Diary costar over a 2018 Washington PostOp-ed in the which she identified herself to be a victim of domestic abuse but did not mention the Pirates of the CaribbeanName of the actor The What’s Eating Gilbert GrapeStar, who was married with Heard from 2015-2017, denies all allegations regarding physical abuse and claims that the article has damaged both his career as well as his reputation.
“It’s been six years of trying times,” Depp testified in April 2022. “One day you’re Cinderella and then in zero point six seconds you’re Quasimodo. I didn’t deserve that and neither did my children.” The Kentucky native went on to claim that Disney dropped him from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise less than a week after Heard’s Washington PostAn op-ed was published.
Heard also claimed that the media attention surrounding her case had hurt her career prospects. In May 2022, Heard testified that Mera was her role. Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom due in theaters in March 2023, was significantly reduced after Depp publicly alleged that her domestic violence claims were a fabrication.
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it,” Heard told the court, claiming, “They took [out] a bunch of my role.”
The Drive AngryWarner Bros. also claimed that the actress was not included in the film. Studio “didn’t want to include me” in the AquamanDue to fan backlash against Sheard, sequel An online petition to remove Heard Aquaman 2In April 2022, 2.6 million signatures were collected.
Following Heard’s claims that Depp’s allegations affected her role in Aquaman 2DC Films president, Walter HamadaHamada was called as a witness. Hamada stated that Heard and her costar did not have chemistry in a pre-recorded interview. Jason Momoa was the reason for the actress’ smaller role in the sequel.
“There was a concern that it took a lot of effort [for Heard and Momoa to have chemistry in the first film]And [Warner Bros. felt it]Recasting would be a better option. [and] finding someone who had a bit more natural chemistry with Jason Momoa,” the Warner Bros. exec said.
Heard’s talent agent, Jessica Kovacevic, also testified that she had been told a “lack of chemistry” between the two Aquaman actors affected the sequel’s script. However, during the agent’s virtual court appearance, she said she still thought the public perception of the Machete Kills actress contributed to Warner Bros.’ decision to reduce her role.
“In my experience … Your career takes a turn after something like that. At the time, she was well-received in the movie. Everyone was happy with her, there were no problems. Then to have a complete downturn after that, and then have that coincide with constant tweets and negativity put out about her, I don’t have a physical piece of paper of evidence, but it’s the only logical conclusion I draw,” Kovacevic told the court.
Scroll down to see all the times AquamanDuring the defamation case, this was brought up.
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