Actress Amber Heard testified on Monday that her role in the Aquaman sequel was almost scrapped amid the controversy between her and her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
During the trial which resumed today in Virginia, Heard was asked about her role in Aquaman 2 and said that while she ultimately filmed scenes for the movie, it was a “very parred down version of that role.” Heard starred in the first Aquaman movie, created by DC Comics.
“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it,” Heard said. “That depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another. They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch.”
The comments by Heard come during the ongoing trial with Depp, after the Pirates of the Caribbean actor filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife for a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote detailing her experiences with domestic violence. The op-ed did not name Depp but the actor claimed that it damaged his career. Heard has filed a counter-lawsuit against Depp for $100 million.
During her testimony, Heard also said that she had to “fight really hard” to keep her roles in the first Aquaman film, as well as DC Comics’ Justice League movie, following her divorce with Depp in 2017.
Newsweek reached out to DC Entertainment for comment.
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