Amber Heard Talks Playing Mera In DC’s ‘Aquaman’ Movie

Justice LeagueWhile receiving Maui Film Festival’s Shining Star Award on Friday, Amber Heard spoke to an energized crowd about her upcoming role as Mera in DC’s Aquaman.

On the experience of working on a big-budget superhero project such as Aquaman, Heard said:

“These are big movies and part of the joy of making them is you spend nine months working every day, long hours, then you go out on a press tour and see the fans. That’s what it’s all about. There’s nothing quite like comic book fans — they’re great!”

Heard then went to talk about what it was like to play the Queen of Atlantis saying is consisted of “…getting zipped into an aquamarine, scaly condom and push-up bra and getting put in a harness for 18 hours a day.” But that doesn’t mean it was an unpleasant experience:

“One of the wonderful things about doing a movie like that is you invest a lot of time in it, but then it gives you a breath of fresh air after, where you have the freedom to dive into these little indie, art house low-budget films. I love to work with a first-time auteur director who’s never done anything but has a vision, or invest in a character who kind of scares me.”

When she was told she would be receiving an award she jokingly asked if she’d be getting a lifetime achievement award at 32:

“I thought, that would be befitting. I mean, I’m an actress. I age in dog years apparently.”

As long as Aquaman is received well I have a feeling she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.


10 DC Comics Heroes That Should Be In The Next ‘Justice League’ Movie

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Justice LeagueThe Justice League is DC’s premiere superhero team. These characters are the biggest names in the DC Comics universe. Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie introduced six members to audiences in the form of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash.

Despite the first Justice League film underperforming, there appears to be a sequel in some form of active development over at Warner Brothers. Based on the first film’s post-post scene, the team could be facing off against the Legion of Doom, so it appears the Justice League may need some extra assistance. Luckily there is a wide array of DC characters from the comics to pull from to strengthen the team’s roster.

Here are ten DC Comics heroes we would like to see in the Justice League sequel. Click Next to get started!

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  • Darthmanwe

    ““I thought, that would be befitting. I mean, I’m an actress. I age in dog years apparently.””
    Solid joke and a burn on the industry.