Amber Heard's Co-Star Dolph Lundgren In Aquaman 2 Speaks Out About Working With Her
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Dolph Lundgren has spoken candidly about working with Amber Heard on the Aquaman films.
Heard has dominated headlines over the last few weeks as her former husband Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against her played out in a Virgina courtroom.
Depp is suing Heard over abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post, although she did not specifically mention him by name in the op-ed.
Now, Lundgren, who plays Nereus opposite Heard’s Mera in the DC franchise, has opened up about Heard’s presence on set.
Speaking to Redline Steel CEO Colin Wayne on Memorial Day, Lundgren said: “She was great. I worked with her on the first Aquaman, now the second one. We shot last fall in London. She’s terrific, I had a great experience with her.”
He added: “She’s very kind, nice to the crew, nice to everybody, just down to earth. She had her newborn baby with her on set with the nanny which was kind of cute.”
During the trial, Depp was accused of trying to get Heard fired from the Aquaman franchise and was called to the stand on 25 May to be quizzed about text messages he sent his sister Christi Dimbrowski in June 2016.
According to The Independent, one text sent by Depp to Dimbrowski read: “I want her replaced on that WB [Warner Bros] film!!!"
Depp confirmed in court that the 'her' was in reference to his ex-wife.
Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, asked Depp: “You also tried to get her fired from Aquaman after the temporary restraining order, didn’t you?”
"I can’t please you with a yes or no every single time," Depp replied, adding: "The answer is 'no'."
After being shown the text message exchange, Depp said: "Is that me trying to get her fired? [Dimbrowski] doesn’t work at Warner Bros. She can’t fire Amber."
Rottenborn then pointed out that Depp was also in contact with Warner Bros execs in an attempt to get Heard fired.
Depp replied, according to The Wrap: “I felt that it was my responsibility to get the truth to Warner Bros about what they were going to end up facing down the line which is two franchises that would be causing problems for one another.”
He added: "On one level yes, it’s just acting, it’s just movies. But, it’s business and it’s your word, and I had given my word to them and I felt responsible that I had to tell them exactly what was going on and that it was going to end up ugly."
Heard had earlier claimed her role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was 'pared down' due to her very public legal battle with Depp.
However, DC Films and Warner Bros. chief Walter Hamada squashed claims Depp was the reason Heard was almost let go from the Aquaman sequel, instead citing a lack of chemistry between Heard and co-star Jason Momoa.
“They didn’t have a lot of chemistry together,” Hamada said. “The reality is it’s not uncommon on movies for two leads to not have chemistry and it’s sort of movie magic and editorial – the ability to put performances with the magic of a great score and how you put the pieces together, you can fabricate that chemistry.
“At the end of the day when you watch the movie, it looks like they have great chemistry. But I just know that through the course of post-production, it took a lot of effort to get there.
"The chemistry wasn’t there … This one was more difficult because of lack of chemistry between the two.”
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