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How Did Jason Momoa Save Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman’ Job Amid the Depp Trial?

“Aquaman”, Jason Momoa reportedly pleaded with Amber Heard to retain his role in the film’s upcoming sequel.

Former producer and current entertainment industry consultant and expert Katherine Arnold took the stand Monday as Heard’s witness during the ongoing trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp. He said that Heard’s red-haired role was supposed to be his “star is born” moment, but claimed that the actress was nearly cut from “Aquaman 2” due to issues with 58-year-old Johnny Depp.

Arnold went on to say that the only reason Heard kept his job is because Momoa, 42, and director James Wan, 45, were “committed to him” and, according to the Daily Mail, “resolute” to the film.

The role of Amber Heard in “Aquaman 2” was “fundamentally reduced” to Johnny Depp because of his negative reputation, witness Katherine Arnold testified.
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Heard, 36, reportedly trained five hours a day for several months before finding out from a costume designer that her role had been “rejected.”

Arnold, who had met with Heard prior to the testimony, said that Heard’s character, Mera, was going to have “a strong romantic arc and some great action sequences throughout the film” before her action sequences were “cut out” and her The role was “fundamentally”. reduced.”

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Katherine Arnold Says ‘Committed’ to Jason Momoa and ‘Aquaman’ Director James Van Amber Heard
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Amber Heard’s agent, Jessica Kovacevic, testified that she was told that the actress was nearly reunited for the “Aquaman” sequel due to her “lack of chemistry” with Jason Momoa.
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On Thursday, Heard’s agent, Jessica Kovacevi, said she was told the role was nearly recast due to Heard’s “lack of chemistry” with Momoa, but personally believed that This was accompanied by his bad reputation.

Arnold also said that “Game of Thrones” actor Momoa was able to increase his salary for the second film from about $3 million to $15 million.

Arnold said that Heard was paid the $2 million she stated in her first contact, adding that the troubled actress should have been able to renegotiate for up to $6 million.

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Amber Heard arrives in the courtroom after the break at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on May 23 in Fairfax, Virginia.
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“they [Hollywood] Like her work but they can’t work with her because every time her name is mentioned, the negativity flares up again,” Arnold said of Heard’s “very negative” reputation.

Arnold testified that, in five years, Heard could earn $4 million per film, although it could have been above that and reached $20 million.

Arnold claimed that Hurd’s total estimated losses were between $45 million and $50 million.

Arnold said that Heard may also have struck other million-dollar deals, similar to his $1.5 million contract with L’Oréal.

Since the trial began, more than 4 million fans of Depp have turned up to sign a petition urging the actress to be removed from the film altogether.

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