During the course of the legal dispute between Heard and Depp, which is currently in its sixth and final week, a number of professionals from the entertainment industry have testified.
On Monday, May 23, Kathryn Arnold made an appearance in court to discuss the effect that the case has had on Amber Heard’s career.
During her testimony, she compared Heard to the Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas, who starred in the most recent James Bond film.
However, a number of people who use social media were unclear whether Heard or Ana de Armas appeared in the film Blade Runner 2049, which was released in 2017.
Was Amber Heard in Blade Runner 2049?
To answer your question, no, Amber Heard did not make an appearance in Blade Runner 2049. In the film, Ana de Armas played the role of Joi, one of the main characters.
The actress who appeared in Knives Out and No Time to Die also had a role in the 2017 science-fiction film as a holographic love interest.
She played the role alongside leading actors Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. In supporting roles, the film also featured performances from Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, and Dave Bautista.
Blade Runner 2049 was a commercial and critical success, and it was awarded two Academy Awards in 2018, including one for Best Cinematography and one for Best Visual Effects.
The confusion regarding whether Heard appeared in the film was caused by a cross-examination that was given by Wayne Dennison, who represents Johnny Depp.
Kathryn Arnold’s Testimony and Blade Runner 2049 Reference
In her testimony on Monday (the 23rd of May), Kathryn Arnold provided a list of actors who, in her opinion, were comparable to Heard.
This was done so that the court could determine the extent to which Heard’s acting career had been impacted by the negative publicity that surrounded the case.
According to the authority on the entertainment industry, Ana de Armas had her breakthrough performance in the film Blade Runner 2049.
They explained that this was her “big studio film” that received “a lot of attention.” Arnold stated that “this is the one we can look for her” (Ana de Armas) as a marker for certain. “
This is the one.” Arnold was asked by Depp’s attorney whether she was familiar with Armas’ role in the film, and she responded as follows: “It was years ago, and I don’t remember exactly what role she played, but she was in that movie, and from that, her agency should have leveraged that to get her more movies.”
Ana de Armas in »Blade Runner 2049« (2017) pic.twitter.com/lrxVkIYXy7
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“You have no idea that the main role she plays in that movie is a giant naked billboard, do you?” Depp’s lawyer asked.
Kathryn drew comparisons between Amber Heard and a number of other Hollywood celebrities, including Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, and Chris Pine, in addition to Ana de Armas.
Extra Details From Arnold’s Declaration
Arnold stated in another part of his cross-examination that Heard earned $1 million for the role of Aquaman and $2 million for the role of Aquaman 2.
Arnold asserts that Heard could have negotiated her contract for Aquaman 2 for $4 million, but she claimed that this wasn’t possible because she has a “very negative” reputation among the public.
Arnold also asserted that Heard would have made a total of $20 million if she had negotiated a movie deal for $4 million each year throughout her career.
Amber Heard is being sued for defamation by Johnny Depp in connection with an opinion piece that she wrote in 2018 and submitted to the Washington Post. Heard has filed a countersuit against Depp. The proceeding in this case is going to continue.