Despite playing a movie role, Megan Davis skipped the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial.
Before being chosen to play the actress in a new film, Megan Davis claimed she “had not watched” any slander trials between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
The 33-year-old actress acknowledged that because she hadn’t seen any of Amber’s films or even extensively followed the case, she had very little to go on to construct her portrayal of the “Aquaman” star in “Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial,” which is based on their ongoing contentious court struggle.
Megan said on the “Every Day” podcast from PEOPLE magazine, “I hadn’t observed any of her actions. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane was a movie I had not watched. I hadn’t seen “Aquaman,” and I hadn’t even viewed the trial.”
Because she had to duplicate real-life videos and imagined events, Megan discovered the part to be rife with “difficulties.”
She said, as reported, “There are difficulties with both. Because [with] the trial, you have the real footage, so you have to nail it and hope to. Whereas with the reenactments, you don’t have the footage, so you hope to get their energy right and who they are as people, right?”
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Mark Hapka, who plays the “Edward Scissorhands” star in the Tubi Original, joined Megan on the show. Mark stated that “the very genuine human individuals” involved in the well-publicised case initially piqued his interest in the project.
The 40-year-old actor told host Janine Rubenstein as per reports: “I felt sad watching the social media response to the trial because I felt like these are two very real human beings, which is why I was interested in the film when I was first approached about it. Because I think as artists, any form of artists, all you can hope to do is bring understanding and compassion to places where there weren’t before.”
In June, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor, who wasn’t named in the article, was awarded over $10 million in damages, while the ‘Danish Girl’ star received $2 million in a countersuit. Amber and Johnny had been locked in a legal battle for several months over a 2018 op-ed the 36-year-old actress wrote about being a victim of domestic abuse.
The findings, which came more than a year after the 59-year-old actor lost a libel case in the UK after The Sun newspaper called him a “wife beater” and a subsequent appeal, are being appealed by both celebrities.
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