Amber Heard’s Rep Criticizes Report That She Was ‘Cut’ From Aquaman 2: ‘Inaccurate and Slightly Insane’

Amber Heard’s Rep Criticizes Report That She Was ‘Cut’ From Aquaman 2: ‘Inaccurate and Slightly Insane’

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Warner Bros/DC/Kobal/Shutterstock Amber Heard in Aquaman (2018)

Amber Heard is responding to a report that she was fired Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

On Tuesday, Just Jared published a story claiming sources said Heard is “being cut” from the already filmed sequel, which is due to hit theaters in March 2023.

“Rumors continue as they did from day one – inaccurate, insensitive and a little insane,” a spokesperson for Heard told PEOPLE in response to the report.

A representative for Warner Bros., the film’s studio, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The story comes two weeks after the verdict was read in the defamation trial between Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Earlier this month, a seven-person jury reached a verdict in the trial that began April 11 in Fairfax County, Virginia, ruling that Depp, 59, proved Heard defamed him in a 2018 editorial. Edward Scissor Hands The actor maintained that he never assaulted Heard, and claimed that she physically hurt him.)

The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages, but Heard will only have to pay $10.35 million due to a Virginia law that limits punitive damages (the judge reduced the amount). In his countersuit, Heard won one of three counts of defamation and received $2 million in damages.

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Depp v.  Heard trial at Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on May 27, 2022. – Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation after she wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to it herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse

Depp v. Heard trial at Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on May 27, 2022. – Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation after she wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to it herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse

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Heard was first cast as Mera, the princess of the underwater kingdom Xebel, in 2017 Justice Leagueand reprized her role in the original Aquaman The following year.

During the defamation trial, her talent agent Jessica Kovacevic of WME virtually testified that she was told that Heard was given a minor role in the upcoming sequel because of her “lack of chemistry” with co-star Jason Momoa, who leads the film. .

Kovacevic also told the court that there were “no performance issues raised” with Heard’s decision. Aquaman Occupation; instead, to her understanding, the actress “tested extremely well” for the film.

During the trial, Heard’s role in the Aquaman movies appeared several times. Depp claimed he had a role in getting her cast after she auditioned, making a phone call to executives at Warner Bros. to seal the deal. She denied this, also saying that she “fought a lot” to return for the sequel when “they didn’t want to include me in the movie”.

“I got a script and then new versions of the script that removed scenes that had action, that showed my character and another character – no spoilers – two characters fighting each other, and they basically took away. role,” Heard said of the sequel’s script, adding that his role was “much reduced”.

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While she and her talent agent assumed Depp’s controversies played a role in the reduced role, DC Films president Walter Hamada testified on Depp’s behalf, saying the studio had “concerns” about Heard’s chemistry with Momoa. , 42. They even considered at one point reshaping his role, he said.

“The character’s involvement in the story was what it was from the beginning,” Hamada, 54, said of Mera’s importance in the upcoming “buddy comedy” sequel, which primarily follows “co-leaders” Momoa and Patrick Wilson.

Dolph Lundgren, who played King Nereus in Aquaman and reprises her role in the sequel, recently recalled that Heard was “fantastic” on both sets.

“I had a great experience with her. She was really nice, nice to the team, nice to everyone. Just down to earth,” Lundgren, 64, said via Instagram Live.

He also recalled Heard bringing daughter Oonagh, whom she welcomed in April 2021, to the set with her: “She has a baby now, a newborn baby, so she had the baby with her at the set with a nanny, which is kind of cute.”

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