Apparently, Jason Momoa and Aquaman 2 director James Wan were quite instrumental in the Amber Heard affair. As we know, in fact, the role of the actress in the film was drastically reduced, and she herself said that she had to fight hard to preserve that role. Apparently, Momoa and Wan’s opinion also helped.
The two colleagues wanted Heard to preserve her role in the film, where she plays the character of Mera. This was revealed by Katherine Arnold in an interview granted to The Wrap. “In February 2021, there were discussions that saw Amber Heard lose her gig. Therefore, they could not have taken it anymore “Arnold explains.
“His team of managers really fought a lot, and it all ended with his hiring, but not only thanks to the team of managers, but also thanks to star Jason Momoa and director James Wan”Arnold concludes. Furthermore, it would appear that Warner Bros. was ready to fire the actress to avoid any negative publicity associated with the trial with Johnny Depp.
Warner Bros. boss Walter Hamada denied these rumors, explaining that the main reason was the lack of chemistry between Amber Heard and Jason Momoa. “They didn’t have much chemistry. The reality is that it is not uncommon to see in films that two key actors do not have the chemistry “explains Walter Hamada, explaining however how it is possible to create it, with the right work.
In hindsight, the Warner Bros. boss explains, the production house made the right choice by preserving the role of Amber Heard. Additionally, Hamada also stated that there was no downsizing of Amber Heard’s role in the film. contrary to what the actress stated.