Insiders say comeback will be ‘very hard’ for Amber Heard

Insiders say comeback will be ‘very hard’ for Amber Heard

After humiliation within the courtroom, Amber Heard is now dealing with ostracism in Hollywood.

“Did Amber ever actually work in Hollywood?” one Hollywood producer sniffed to Web page Six.“What else has she actually been in aside from the ‘Aquaman’ film? I don’t assume she was ever actually a sizzling ticket — Johnny made her fascinating.”

Recognized for her Hitchcock-blonde appears, Heard was hardly a family identify when she attached with Johnny Depp on the set of “The Rum Diaries” in 2011.

Now everybody is aware of who she is — simply not in the best way she wished.

This week, a jury present in favor of Depp after a six-week defamation trial that gripped the globe — discovering Heard had acted in malice when she wrote in a 2018 Washington Submit essay about having been abused, and awarding Depp $10 million in compensatory damages.

Afterward, when Depp posted a press release on social media saying the jury “gave me my life again,” celebrities who favored it included Zoe Saldana, Emma Roberts, Gemma Chan, Taika Waititi, Jennifer Aniston, Henry Golding, Riley Keough and LaKeith Stanfield. Hollywood appeared to have turned on Heard, who claimed she was a sufferer of home abuse by Depp, even earlier than the trial was over.

Heard and Depp have been married in 2015, after assembly on “The Rum Diaries.” Getty Photographs for Artwork of Elysium

“Consider all ladies … besides Amber Heard,” Chris Rock cracked throughout a Might stand-up look.

“I’ve little doubt Johnny will emerge along with his good identify and fantastic coronary heart revealed to the world,” Depp’s “Darkish Shadows” co-star Eva Inexperienced posted to Instagram on Might 19.

As for Heard making her personal again again in Tinseltown, one high-placed studio supply advised Web page Six: “I believe it will likely be very exhausting for her.”

Even some individuals she as soon as thought of assist have fallen away.

Sources advised Web page Six that Heard is now not near her former boyfriend Elon Musk.

Depp, on tour with Jeff Beck, was seen partying within the UK this week after the decision was introduced.Blackburn/MEGA

In a witness assertion, Jennifer Howell, a buddy of Heard’s youthful sister Whitney Henriquez and her late mother Paige, stated that Paige — who died in 2020, at age 63 — had advised her that Musk was suing the actress over embryos that they had created collectively.

In a press release seen by Web page Six, Howell, Henriquez’s former employer at charity The Artwork of Elysium, claimed: “Paige advised me that Amber stated Elon was controlling, abusive and that she was in a authorized battle with him over the rights to embryos that they had created collectively. He wished to destroy them, and Amber tried to maintain them to have a child.”

Heard welcomed her daughter Oonagh Paige through surrogate in April 2021. Though she has not publicly named the lady’s father, there isn’t any proof that it’s the Tesla tycoon. Musk was unavailable for remark.

Depp claimed at trial that he helped Heard get — and hold — her half in “Aquaman,” co-starring Jason Momoa.AP

The SpaceX boss was additionally named on Heard’s witness checklist for the trial, however by no means testified. Though sources advised The Submit that Heard and Musk had some type of falling out, Musk late final month tweeted of Heard and Depp: “I hope they each transfer on. At their finest, they’re every unbelievable.” 

Throughout the trial, a few of Heard’s former buddies testified for her (though James Franco was on the witness checklist, he didn’t). Her ex-best buddy and roommate, Raquel Pennington, stated she was “scared” for Heard as she stated  Heard “usually needed to cowl bruises and accidents to her face with make-up.”

Sources stated Heard and Elon Musk had fallen out after a battle over embryos they created. AFP through Getty Photographs

However in her taped deposition, Pennington she and the actress hadn’t spoken in a minimum of six month, having grown aside after a Thanksgiving argument that turned violent.

“I wished to spend extra time with different individuals in my life and prioritize different relationships,” Pennington stated on the tape that performed in court docket.

“I wouldn’t take into account her not a buddy,” she added. “We don’t communicate. We aren’t enemies.”

However this solely prompted Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, to inform the jury on the finish of the trial: “This can be a lady who burns bridges. Her shut buddies don’t present up for her. You might have observed that nobody confirmed up for Ms. Heard on this courtroom aside from her sister … each different witness who traveled to Virginia for her was a paid professional.”

Depp, identified for his function within the “Pirates of the Caribbean” collection, is rumored to be teaming with director Tim Burton for “Beetlejuice 2.”Movie Body

Whereas Heard has a small, tight-knit group of lady buddies, it’s additionally been some time since she lived in Los Angeles, having moved to a six-acre Mojave Desert property she purchased in 2019.

Her group contains her sister, former girlfriend Bianca Butti and Scottish journalist Eve Barlow.

Butti was relationship Heard when the actress grew to become a mother, though sources stated that Heard made the choice to be her daughter’s sole dad or mum.

After the decision, the cinematographer wrote on Instagram, “Amber is somebody I’m grateful to name a buddy and nobody, who stands as much as communicate the reality needs to be handled like this. My coronary heart goes out to her throughout these troublesome occasions. It doesn’t matter what occurs #istandwithamberheard.”

“I’m simply undecided studios need the legal responsibility of working wither her,” one studio supply stated.AP

Barlow, who was banned from the Fairfax, Va., courtroom for allegedly texting and tweeting from the entrance row, tweeted that she would “all the time” have Heard’s again. 

Depp was seen this week celebrating his victory whereas on a live performance tour with guitarist Jeff Beck within the UK and has just lately been linked to a reunion along with his previous buddy, director Tim Burton, for “Beetlejuice 2.”

“Johnny will certainly work once more,” stated the studio supply. “Amber can work once more, [but] I’d assume it will likely be extra the indie route. I’m simply undecided studios need the legal responsibility of working together with her.”

Though Heard is taking day without work to be together with her daughter, she is slated to look in two movies: “Run Away With Me,” for which no different solid has been introduced, and “Within the Hearth,” through which Heard is probably the most well-known identify.

A web based petition was began to take away Heard from “Aquaman 2.”

Throughout the trial, Depp testified that it was he who helped win his ex-wife the most important function of her profession, as Mera in Aquaman, however stated he later warned the studio about her when he knew issues have been “going to finish up ugly” after their cut up.

In line with the actor, Heard was involved about capturing the movie on location in Australia, given her earlier authorized points there. In 2016, she was prosecuted for illegally bringing her canines into the nation. The fees have been finally dropped, however fearing the studio behind the film, Warner Bros., would nonetheless have reservations about casting her, Depp stated he made cellphone calls to them on her behalf.

“She requested if I might — I had a multi-film cope with Warner Bros., so we’d been in enterprise collectively, so I knew these individuals — communicate to them,” Depp testified. “I made a cellphone name, and I spoke to a few higher echelon Warner executives: Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll, Greg Silverman.”

After the trial, Depp, seen right here at a movie premiere with Heard, thanked the jury for giving him his life again.Getty Photographs

In one other embarrassing second, DC Movies chief Walter Hamada testified that the studio thought of dropping her from “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom” attributable to her “lack of chemistry” with co-star Jason Momoa (who, this week, favored post-verdict statements from each Heard and Depp on social media).

After the decision, Heard’s legal professional Elaine Bredehoft stated that Heard could be submitting an enchantment.

When requested on the “Immediately” present whether or not Heard has the cash to pay the $10.35 million awarded to Depp, Bredehoft stated Thursday: “Oh, no, completely not.”

Depp is reportedly subsequent recording an album with Jeff Beck.AP

The high-profile court docket battle has left the actress hurting for money, in keeping with sources, together with one who additionally positioned the blame on Heard’s previous lavish spending on journey, garments, presents and wine.

A number of sources stated the star needed to swap authorized illustration and her PR crew, and is now counting on her owners insurance coverage coverage to cowl the price of her present attorneys within the case.

As The Submit famous this week, sources stated the invoice for Heard’s legal professional has principally been footed by The Vacationers Corporations beneath phrases of the actress’s insurance coverage coverage.

Heard has a few movie roles lined up, with out launch dates, and is alleged to be spending time together with her daughter.Nate Beckett/

A vp of the insurance coverage agency, Pamela Johnson, was noticed within the Fairfax, Virginia, court docket with Heard a number of occasions all through her trial. Neither Johnson nor Vacationers returned calls.

An onlooker within the courtroom advised Web page Six: “After the decision, Amber bought up and stormed off. Her sister Whitney was sitting within the entrance row and he or she bought up and crossed the barricade and went out together with her.”

One other film insider stated of Heard: “Nearly all of individuals assume she has taken benefit of the #MeToo motion and due to this fact it’s a harmful route for somebody to rent her. She confirmed no contrition even when issues unravelled in court docket.”

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