Amber Heard and Jason Momoa “didn’t have much chemistry” in ‘Aquaman’: Warner Bros exec

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A Warner Bros executive testified that the lack of chemistry between Amber Heard and Jason Momoa was the reason casting another actress for the movie was discussed. Aquaman 2.

Johnny Depp’s team began their rebuttal argument on Tuesday, May 24 at the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard with a video statement from Walter Hamada, who is in charge of DC-based movies.

In her statement, Hamada confirmed that Heard had an option contract with Warner Bros to play the role of Mera in the franchise. Aquaman.

According to Hamada, Heard’s role was never reduced in the upcoming sequel, but Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom it was always intended to focus on the main character and his friend, with Heard’s character coming in second.

He assured that the participation of the actress in the film was not affected by anything Depp said or his attorney Adam Waldman.

In addition, he explained that there was a delay in the casting due to discussions about choosing another actress for the role of Mera, as there were concerns about the chemistry problems between Jason Momoa and Heard.

“They really didn’t have a lot of chemistry together,” Hamada said. “The reality is that it’s not uncommon in movies for two leads to have no chemistry.”

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He added that chemistry can be manufactured through “cinematic and editorial wizardry” and a “great soundtrack.”

“If you watch the movie, it seems like they had great chemistry. I just know that over the course of post-production it took a lot of effort to get to that,” she explained.

One day before, Heard’s agent testified that Momoa was “adamant” about the actress reprising her role in the next sequel.

Earlier, Heard testified that her role in Aquaman 2 was significantly reduced while waging his battle with Depp. Meanwhile, a petition calling for it to be removed from the film is about to reach 4.5 million signatures.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for allegedly implying that he abused her in a 2018 op-ed on Washington Post and allegedly prevent her from landing prominent Hollywood roles.

Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million, accusing him of orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”

You can follow the live updates of the Depp-Heard trial herewhile moving towards the closing arguments and the verdict.

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