A petition to take away Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 has over 4.3 million signatures amid the defamation trial along with her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard testified final week that her function within the sequel was decreased, confirming reports about rumored efforts to chop her from the film.
Her agent revealed that the 36-year-old actress was almost fired from the film however not for the explanation most observers suspected.
Amber Heard’s lack of chemistry’ with Jason Momoa led to a smaller function
Amber Heard’s agent, Jessica Kovacevic, testified earlier this week that she believes the actress misplaced job alternatives as a consequence of on-line backlash over her abuse allegations in opposition to ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Kovacevic, who’s Heard’s agent at WME, testified Thursday in the course of the trial that Warner Bros. believed it was Heard’s “lack of chemistry” along with her co-star Jason Momoa that nearly received her fired.
Heard stars as the feminine lead Mera within the 2018 DC universe film Aquaman and its upcoming sequel.
The primary film grossed $1.148 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing DC Prolonged Universe film.
Kovacevic mentioned that the film’s success ought to have led to extra initiatives for Heard, however she had solely starred in an impartial movie, within the two years following Aquaman.
The actress starred as Joyce within the film Gully in 2019. She additionally had a task within the 2020 miniseries The Stand.
Kovacevic mentioned Heard was faraway from an Amazon movie reverse Gael Garcia Bernal as a result of adverse press.
“Nobody can say out loud, ‘We’re taking this away from her due to this dangerous press,’ as a result of it’s nothing she did,” Kovacevic mentioned. “It’s all rumour, and it’s all no matter. However there’s no different cause.”
Amber Heard testified that she struggled to maintain Aquaman 2 function
Heard testified that it was a battle to maintain the function after Johnny Depp‘s legal professional Adam Waldman claimed that her allegations of home violence have been a “hoax.”
“I fought actually laborious to remain within the film. They didn’t need to embrace me within the movie,” Heard testified.
“I used to be given a script after which given new variations of the script that had taken away scenes that had motion in it, that depicted my character and one other character — with out giving any spoilers away — two characters combating with each other, and so they mainly took a bunch out of my function. They simply eliminated a bunch out,” she added.
In November 2020, Heard denied that she gained’t seem within the Aquaman sequel. Moreover, Depp misplaced his ”wife-beater” libel lawsuit within the UK in opposition to the British tabloid The Solar that very same month.
Subsequently, Depp introduced that he had agreed to step down from his function within the Warner Bros Unbelievable Beasts franchise, wherein he portrayed Grindelwald.