Warner Bros. allegedly trimmed Amber Heard’s role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Heard made her debut as Mera in Zack Snyder’s Justice League before taking on a larger role in James Wan’s Aquaman.
Soon after her divorce from actor Johnny Depp, Heard penned an op-ed for The Washington Post saying Depp had attacked her throughout their relationship, prompting Depp to file a series of lawsuits, including one against The Sun lost. Depp then sued Heard for defamation, and the issue is still being heard in court.
Fans petitioned to have Heard removed from the Aquaman sequel after receiving blowback for her op-ed. The actress was called back for the film, although her role looks to be much less than previously.
According to CNN, Heard testified today that Warner Bros. initially did not want her to return to the role. Heard claims she “worked incredibly hard” to be in the picture and was provided many draughts, with succeeding versions deleting action sequences involving her character.
Furthermore, Heard stated, “I was handed a screenplay.” 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 spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another. They took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch.”