Amber Heard's agent Jessica Kovacevic reveals REAL reason for actress's reduced role in 'Aquaman 2'
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia has reached its fifth week. Heard's talent agent, Jessica Kovacevic answered questions about Heard's career in a pre-recorded deposition presented in court on May 19.
When Kovacevic talked about the 36-year-old actress' lack of chemistry with her 'Aquaman' co-star Jason Momoa, the 58-year-old actor did not react. The talent agent revealed that Heard was offered $2 million per the original contract to return for the sequel. She testified that Heard found out her role was seriously reduced in the sequel when she was emailed the script.
When asked about the reason, Kovacevic said that Warner Bros. did not want Heard back because of the "lack of chemistry between her and Jason." But after the talent agent exposed the reason to be Heard's lack of chemistry with Momoa, Depp did not have any reaction and continued doodling. When Heard took the stand, she claimed she had to fight to stay in 'Aquaman 2' amid the ongoing legal drama with Depp.
Internet users had thoughts after the reason was revealed by Heard's talent agent. One tweet read, "How could her agent expect an upturn of her career when she just said there was a lack of chemistry between AH and Jason Momoa?"
How could her agent expect an upturn of her career when she just said there was a lack of chemistry between AH and Jason Momoa?— Beatrix Kiddo ☠️💜 (@Beatrix32021692) May 19, 2022
Another said, "THE REASON AMBER WAS ALMOST NOT RECAST FOR MERA IN AQUAMAN 2 WAS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HER & JASON NOT BECAUSE OF JOHNNY LMAOOOOO." A third wrote, "You heard it in the trial, y'all. Amber Heard was cut down in Aquaman 2 for lack of chemistry with Jason Momoa!! Do y'all remember the incident that hurt Jason Momoa's eye?? #Aquaman2 #DeppVsHeard."
THE REASON AMBER WAS ALMOST NOT RECAST FOR MERA IN AQUAMAN 2 WAS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HER & JASON— Zak🇺🇦💖Legacy Cast should be in FF7R ya cowards (@Zakksu) May 19, 2022
NOT BECAUSE OF JOHNNY
A fourth commented, "What was the creative issue WB had with re-casting #AmberHeard in #Aquaman2 'The lack of chemistry between her and Jason' - Her agent. #DeppVsHeard." A fifth laughed, "if i heard right, Amber heard's agent testified that her role was cut in aquaman 2 due to lack of Chemistry with Jason Mamoa. This is amber's witness, this is a proof that her lawyers never thought she had a chance #DeppVsHeard #DeppvHeard #deppvsheardtrial."
if i heard right, Amber heard's agent testified that her role was cut in aquaman 2 due to lack of— Rohit Kulkarni (@rohitkulk29) May 19, 2022
Chemistry with Jason Mamoa. This is amber's witness, this is a proof that her lawyers never thought she had a chance😂 #DeppVsHeard #DeppvHeard #deppvsheardtrial
Previously, Depp has alleged that he lost $22.5 million after he was dropped from Pirates 6 after Heard wrote a Washington Post op-ed claiming to be a domestic abuse victim. Depp sued Heard for $50 million for the op-ed she wrote and her false allegations that cost him his reputation and career.
His lawsuit stated, "The op-ed depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her." Heard then filed a restraining order and countersued Depp for $100 million.