With each day that passes in the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the actress continues to see her credibility dwindle.
Heard has claimed that her role in the upcoming Aquaman 2 movie was drastically cut back as a result of ex-husband Johnny Depp saying she lied about abuse allegations.
But Walter Hamada – the head of DC Films – testified Tuesday that Heard’s role in the film was in no way impacted by any of Depp’s accusations against her.
Hamada made the claim via video link at the former couple’s defamation trial in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Hamada has been president of DC Films since 2018. He said it was always intended for Heard to have a smaller role in the Aquaman sequel.
Hamada also said that DC Films even considered recasting Heard in the sequel amid concerns about a lack of chemistry between Heard and co-star Jason Momoa in the first Aquaman film.
“I think editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie,” the movie boss stated. “But there was a concern that it took a lot of effort to get there and that would we be better off finding someone with more natural chemistry with Jason Momoa and move forward that way.”
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes, ” Heard testified last week. “They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch out.”
But Hamada countered: “The size of the role in the film that she had was determined in the early development of the script, which would be in 2018,” he alleged. “The character’s involvement in the story was sort of what it was from the beginning. From the early stages of the development of the script, the movie was built around the character of Arthur [Momoa] and the character of Orm [Patrick Wilson].”