Johnny Depp has claimed that he ‘called Warner Bros. Entertainment’ about Amber Heard’s Aquaman role.
The 58-year-old took to the stand on May 25 and testified that his ex-wife’s claim about simply ‘auditioning’ for the part wasn’t entirely ‘true’.
He claimed that after Heard auditioned for the role of Mera, ‘she asked me if I’d speak to [Warner Bros.]’.
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Depp went on to allege: “I made a phone call and I spoke to three upper-echelon Warner Bros. executives… and I told them,” at this point, an objection was made before it was sustained.
Continuing, he claimed: “I can only say that she ultimately did get the job in the film. I suppose I curbed their worries to some degree.”
Earlier on in the trial, Heard was cross-examined by her ex-husband’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, on how she got the role.
The attorney asked her: “Johnny Depp got you Aquaman, didn’t he?”
Denying this, the actress claimed: “I got Aquaman for myself.”
Elsewhere in the high-profile case, one of Heard’s witnesses, entertainment expert Kathryn Arnold, testified about the film.
She alleged that Depp had made ‘defamatory statements’ about the now 36-year-old, which supposedly affected her career and part in Aquaman 2.
Arnold claimed: “All the interactions with Momoa’s character, and certainly the action scenes, were taken out.”
The expert then testified that she hadn’t seen the script for Aquaman 2, but was relying on Heard’s claims.
In her testimony, Arnold also claimed that the actress’s co-star, Jason Momoa, played a big role in ‘saving’ the star’s part in the sequel.
She alleged that he and the film’s director, James Wan, were adamant Heard should remain in the franchise and were ‘committed to her’.
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