The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard court case grinds ever onward. The very definition of a car crash that you cannot look away from, the trial gives a glimpse into the entitled, narcissistic world of Hollywood where profoundly unintelligent trash humans manage to build careers that would be well beyond their reach in any other town, in any other industry.
When Hollywood mobilizes to moralize and lecture us once again over the next fashionable cause, remember this court case and remember that you are basically better than them in every conceivable way.
The tentacles of this case spread throughout Tinseltown, as more witnesses are called. The latest Hollywood big gun to be placed on the stand was Walter Hamada, the head of Warner Bros.’ DC Films unit. He was the first witness called by Depp’s side as they begin their rebuttal of Heard’s counterclaim.
Her lawyers have argued she nearly lost the role of Mera in Aquaman 2 and could not re-negotiate due to the public backlash over her allegations against Depp.
Hamada rebutted this, and testified that the allegations played no role in casting decisions on the movie. He said they delayed picking up Heard’s option and thought of recasting, but not because of the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp situation. It was due to a lack of chemistry with star Jason Momoa:
“They didn’t have a lot of chemistry together. Editorially they were able to make that relationship work in the first movie, but there was a concern that it took a lot of effort to get there. You know it when you see it, and the chemistry wasn’t there.”
Hamada added that the chemistry between the pair in the first Aquaman movie was created in post-production with editing and score.
Which begs another question. Momoa is basically a giant lump of personality. How bad do things have to be in order to not be able to muster some chemistry opposite that?