On Thursday, Amber Heard claimed that her ex-husband Johnny Depp prohibited her from working as an actress. When they were together, she described the issue as a “constant battle and negotiation.”
On the second day of Depp’s defamation trial against her, Heard explained how Depp would stop her from fielding scripts, and auditioning for roles. And even meeting with production teams. She claimed about Depp’s paranoia about doubting affairs with her male costars.
Amber Heard Says Johnny Depp Tried to Prevent Her From Acting
Heard talked about how she bargained with Depp for her to appear in the 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL. Because it featured a predominantly male cast. Depp “reluctantly agreed” to her fetching the part. Heard said, because of the lack of intimate scenes. She said:
“I wasn’t going to play a sexualized character.”
“I wore minimal makeup.”
“What he said to me was I didn’t tell him. I didn’t ask him. He was furious at me because he didn’t know about that audition that I hadn’t done yet. I ended up not doing that audition.”
“He said, I’m trying to look out for you. You’re saying you don’t want to be objectified, but you’re doing it. It got more narrow and more narrow about what I could do.”
” It was hard for me to work, justify working. Every audition, every meeting, and every script I got was a negotiation or a fight. I had to justify it as if I was to say, Hey, let’s have an open relationship. I’ve always been independent, and I never imagined not working. I’ve worked from the earliest time I can imagine. I come from parents who worked until they literally couldn’t anymore. I never imagined myself having to explain my job or justify my job, but I did.”
According to Heard, Depp doubted her of having affairs with male costars. Including James Franco, with whom she appeared in Pineapple Express. The Adderall Diaries, and Eddie Redmayne, with whom she appeared in The Danish Girl.
“He hated, hated James Franco. He was accusing me of secretly having a thing with him in the past since we had done Pineapple Express together.”
Heard has filed a $100 million countersuit. Claiming that Depp and his team defamed her by relating her abuse allegations as a “sexual violence hoax.”