Why Amber Heard Almost Got Fired From Aquaman 2: Agent

Why Amber Heard Almost Got Fired From Aquaman 2: Agent

Outspoken DC Comics fans have almost gotten their wish for Amber Heard to be fired from the upcoming “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” according to her talent agent.

Viewers asked Warner Bros. months of removing Heard from the superhero movie sequel amid her controversial libel lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Heard’s WME agent, Jessica Kovacevic, testified Thursday at the trial that Warner Bros. claimed that it was Heard’s “lack of chemistry” with her “Aquaman” co-star Jason Momoa that almost put her on the candy.

Kovacevic also touched on the 36-year-old’s career before and after her relationship with Depp, 58, saying Heard should have become a major star after ‘Aquaman,’ which premiered in late 2018 and grossed more than a million. billion dollars.

The agent addressed “online rumours” that Warner Bros. wanted to replace Heard in her pre-recorded deposition, and also said she believed the studio wanted her as Princess Mera due to bad publicity resulting from the contentious court case.

Kovacevic noted that in his opinion, the studio “didn’t want to hire someone with bad press”, adding that “nobody wants that association”.

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Amber Heard stars alongside Jason Momoa in the DC “Aquaman” franchise as his love interest, Princess Mera.
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It comes after the ‘Never Back Down’ actress Heard alleged earlier this week during the trial that she ‘had to fight really hard to keep my career’ amid her battle with the ‘Dark’ actor. Shadows”.

“I’ve lost opportunities. I’ve been fired from jobs and campaigns. I’ve fought to keep my job and the biggest film opportunity I’ve had to date. [with] ‘Justice League’ with the possibility of [star in] “Aquaman,” she said.

“I had to fight really hard to stay in the Justice League because it was time for the divorce,” Heard added. The ex-couple were married from 2015 to 2017.

She would only have around 10 minutes of screen time in the sequel, which was released in March 2023.

Warner Bros. did not respond to requests for comment on Kovacevic and Heard’s comments. Meanwhile, the aforementioned petition to oust Heard was released in 2020 and has since garnered nearly 4.3 million signatures.


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Heard also confirmed during the trial that the studio had significantly reduced his role, noting that they “didn’t want to include me”.

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Heard and Momoa starred together in “Justice League” in 2017 and “Aquaman” in 2018.
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Ohnny Depp / Amber Heard trial - May 19, 2022 Jessica Kovacevic recorded her deposition - March 1, 2022
Heard’s agent, Jessica Kovacevic.
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She explained that she was “actively planning the timing” of the action movie until Depp’s legal team allegedly launched a smear campaign against her.

Heard pointed out in his testimony that “communications” about the film “stopped at that point”.

“I was given a script, then new versions of the script which had removed scenes containing action, which depicted my character and another character, without giving spoilers, two characters fighting against each other another, and they basically took a little bit out of my role,” she told the courtroom in Fairfax, Va. “They just took out a bunch of them.”

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