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The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has continued with the testimony from Heard’s expert witness, who seems to have dropped some spoilers about Aquaman 2 script’s initial version during their examination in court.
The former spouses of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp are in court due to his $50 million defamation lawsuit for an article Heard wrote about her encounters as a domestic violence survivor. However, she has countersued Depp and his legal team for defaming her by claiming her accusations were untrue.
Kathryn Arnold, an entertainment consultant, laid out her testimony in court on Monday to indicate the harm Heard’s team alleges Adam Waldman, Depp’s attorney, caused to Heard’s career when he accused the actress of scheming an “abuse hoax” against Depp in an interview with the Daily Mail in 2020.
The damages to Heard’s career include her almost losing her role in Aquaman 2, said the defense. Even though she has kept the part, Heard testified earlier that she wound up appearing in a “very pared-down version” of the original story expected for her character, Mera.
During her testimony, the actress attempted to prevent spilling any spoilers about the film, stating that they “basically took a bunch out of my role,” counting an action scene.
Arnold, however, tackled deeper details when recounting what Heard had said to her about the shifts to an early version of the script.
“I believe that in the first act of the movie, she was injured somehow, or it had something to do with a baby,” Arnold hinted in her testimony.
Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Queen Mera tied the knot in the comics and conceived a son, Arthur Curry, Jr. (nicknamed Aquababy). However, Aquaman and Mera have not yet been married on the big screen.
Stressing that she has not read any copy of the script and is only depending on what Heard had said to her, Arnold explained that Mera “ends up in the hospital early in this new Aquaman 2 movie and doesn’t really come out until the end to kind of wrap things up.”
She further stated, “All interactions with Momoa’s character, and certainly the action scenes, were taken out.”
Arnold continued to say that Heard “trained 5 hours a day for several months with the trainer to do this big action sequence” and wasn’t aware that her part was reduced until she went to the set. “So [her role] was radically reduced from what it was in the script and what she even trained for while she was preparing for the movie.”