Have Johnny Depp allegations hurt Amber Heard? Actress on screen for just 10 minutes in 'Aquaman 2'
Amber Heard will be seen as Princess Mera in 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,' which is scheduled to release in 2023
Amber Heard's court battle with Johnny Depp appears to have impacted the actress's career. Her roles in 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' have been cut down to less than 10 minutes, according to reports, after a petition to remove her from the production received more than 2.6 million signatures.
YouTuber Grace Randolph first reported the news after previously claiming that Heard's part will be reduced based on the headlines around her and Depp. Randolph posted a tweet, "I hear Amber Heard has less than 10 min of screentime in Aquaman 2." For the first time since December 2018, fans will be able to see Atlantis thanks to 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.' Filming of the sequel to the underwater epic was completed in December 2021 and the long post-production process is underway. Heard will be seen as Princess Mera in 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,' which is scheduled to release in 2023. Jason Momoa will reprise his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, the half-human king of Atlantis, the fabled underwater city. As members of the Atlantean race, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Nicole Kidman will be also seen in the movie.
Meanwhile, in the wake of Heard's ex-husband Depp's $50m defamation trial, the actress has come under a lot of criticism. A cosmetic brand named Milani Cosmetics recently attacked her for saying that she used their concealer to cover bruises caused by Depp's alleged attacks.
Heard's lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn exhibited Milani's All In One Correcting Kit during her opening comments in the trial, which has been ongoing in Fairfax County, Virginia. The kit was purportedly used by his client to cover up her supposed injuries. "This was what she used. She became very adept at it," as stated by Benjamin."You're going to hear the testimony from Amber about how she had to mix the different colors for the different days of the bruises as they developed in the different coloring and how she would use to touch those up to be able to cover those," the lawyer stated. Milani Cosmetics, on the other hand, refuted the allegation, stating in a TikTok video that the product wasn't released until 2017.
Meanwhile, the alleged abuse occurred between 2013 and 2016. Depp sued Heard in 2018 after she wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post about surviving domestic violence. Despite the fact that the 'Aquaman' actress did not mention the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' star in the essay, Depp and his team have claimed that it ruined his career.