Amber Heard has revealed she was initially let go from her contract for Aquaman 2 in the wake of her legal proceedings with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard previously detailed on the stand how the publicity surrounding her and Depp's divorce led to her battling to reprise the role of Mera.
She initially played Mera in the 2017 film Justice League and again in 2018's Aquaman. But her role in the sequel is up in the air.
"They released me from my contract," Heard told the court, according to reports by Newsweek.
"And I fought to stay in it, and they kept me in it. I just don't know how much I'm in, actually, of the final cut."
Heard also revealed that a significant number of her scenes from the upcoming film had been cut.
"I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another, and they basically took a bunch out of my role," Heard testified.
"They just removed a bunch out."
According to Entertainment Weekly, Heard will only appear in about 10 minutes of the second film, titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Heard also revealed how her acting career has also suffered since she made domestic violence allegations against her ex-husband.
She told the court (via Entertainment Weekly): "I had to fight really hard to keep my career after I got my [restraining order against Depp].
"I lost opportunities. I got dropped from jobs and campaigns.
"I fought to keep my job and the biggest movie opportunity I had to date [with] Justice League with the option to [star in] Aquaman.
"I had to fight really hard to stay in Justice League because that was the time of the divorce."
Warner Bros. hasn't responded to the claims that her role has been cut down since she came forward with allegations about her ex-husband.
Heard's comments come as a petition continues to circulate calling for her removal from the film.
The Change.org petition was started back in December 2019, months after Depp first sued his ex-wife.
But, the campaign has seen renewed support as further details about the couple’s marriage have emerged.
The petition has now been signed by over 4.2 million people.
According to Newsweek, production on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom started in June 2021 and concluded in January 2022.
It is set for release in March 2023.
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