Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial continued for the fifth week on May 16 after a pause. The ex-couple is facing off with each other in Fairfax, Virginia Court over a USD 50 million defamation suit filed by Depp against the Aquaman actress. During the trial, Amber asserted that Warner Bros scaled back her role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Heard first appeared as Mera in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, prior to moving on to a more prominent role in James Wan’s solo feature, Aquaman. The actress also said that she lost out on jobs after her split with Johnny Depp.
Amber Heard told the court, “I had to fight really hard to keep my career after I got my restraining order against Depp. I lost opportunities. I got dropped from jobs and campaigns. I fought to keep my job and the biggest movie opportunity I had to date [with] Justice League with the option to [star in] Aquaman. I had to fight really hard to stay in Justice League because that was the time of the divorce.”
Amber then alleged that Warner Bros, the studio behind the movie, “didn’t want to include me.” She said she ended up appearing in a “very pared-down version” of the original story planned for her character Mera in Aquaman 2. “I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoiler aways, two characters fighting with one another, and they basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out,” the actress testified.