Amber Heard Breaks Silence on Aquaman 2 Amid Controversial Return to Role

Amber Heard has broken her silence over her return to the role of Mera in Aquaman 2.

The 37-year-old actress, who made nearly 2 million dollars from the first film, said she was honored to return to the DC universe but admitted that there was a lot of pressure on her.

“These are very different kinds of projects representing two very different ends of the spectrum in my industry,” she said in a recent interview with Deadline.

“There’s a ton of pressure on these big franchise movies, with millions and millions of dollars at stake, and compromises are part of trying to make it the most successful thing it can be,” Heard added. “Then on the other end of the spectrum is a small indie film like In The Fire, a work of art and work of love, with nowhere near the same resources, and so there are compromises there.”

The DC sequel in which Amber has played the role of Aquaman’s love interest Mera has already finished shooting and is ready to be released in 2023.

The Rum Diary actress received a lot of criticism last year amid her legal battle with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, and fans even petitioned to remove her from the movie’s sequel.

The petition was first posted in 2020 when Johnny Depp was removed from the Fantastic Beasts franchise and received 1.5 million signatures. Then it was revitalized during Depp and Heard’s court trial.

The actor sued his ex-wife for fifty million dollars for wrongly accusing him of being an abuser.

In response, Amber Heard countersued him for a hundred million dollars by accusing him of setting up a “smear campaign” against her and calling her claims, ‘’a blatant lie.’’

Last year, on June 1, 2022, the jury announced their verdict, stating that Amber Heard had defamed her Johnny Depp by wrongfully accusing him.

Image Credit: Law&Crime Network

During the trial, Heard even claimed that her role in Aquaman 2 had been significantly reduced because of all that was happening in the court proceedings. She said Depp’s lawyers portrayed her as a vile woman, full of drama and lies.

“I fought really hard to stay in the movie. They didn’t want to include me in the film,” she said in court.

Earlier, the warner bros executive Walter Hamada shared in one of the court proceedings that Amber had no “real chemistry” with her co-actor, who’s playing Aquaman. The team had to put in great effort to fabricate their chemistry. “You know it when you see it, and the chemistry wasn’t there,” Hamada said.

“The best luck you can have as an actor is to be able to balance both. Aquaman, that franchise and the machinery behind it, I’m very honoured, honoured to be a part of that,” Amber told the Deadline in her new interview.

“And then there are these small passion projects like In The Fire, where I’m proud to have gotten to know the filmmaker and the cast, and we got dirty together, to breathe life into this story. There’s something cool about that, and I think success is an actor who is able to have both those things.”

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Source: Deadline

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