Amber Heard spoke about how she “paid the price” for speaking against the “power,” noting that Depp’s lawyers, Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew did a “better job of distracting the jury from the real issues.”
Speaking with Today, the 36-year-old actress was asked when she was accused by Vasquez of giving “the performance of her life,” hinting that she was acting in the courtroom, Heard replied, “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers.”
The actress referred to her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp’s 1990’s movie, “Edward Scissorhands.”
“I’m the performer? I had listened to weeks of testimony insinuating that — or saying quite directly — that I’m a terrible actress,” she added. “So I’m a bit confused how I could be both.”
Heard noted that Depp’s “lawyers did certainly a better job of distracting the jury from the real issues.”
The actress also said regarding her testimony that she paid the price for speaking the truth against the power her ex-husband had. “To my dying day will stand by every word of my testimony,” she said. “That’s all I spoke. And I spoke it to power and I paid the price.”
Heard went on to share how she felt when Depp received support from his fans on social media. “This is the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through,” she said. “I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.”
Moreover, the actress said that she think “vast majority of this trial was played out on social media,” adding that “this trial is an example of that gone haywire, gone amok, and the jury is not immune to that… How could they not?”
“I think even the most well-intentioned juror, it would have been impossible to avoid this,” she added.
During the interview, the actress admitted that she “did do and say horrible, regrettable things” throughout her relationship with Depp.
“I behaved in horrible almost unrecognizable to myself- ways,” she explained. “I have so much regret. I freely and hopefully and voluntarily talked about what I did. I talked about the horrible language.”
“I talked about being pushed to the extent where I didn’t even know the difference between right and wrong,” she continued. “I will always continue to feel like I was a part of this, like I was the other half of this relationship because I was. And it was ugly. And could be very beautiful. It was very, very toxic.”
Heard went on to admit that she has made “a lot of mistakes” but noted that she has always “told the truth.”
The actress will be next seen in the movie, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” which is slated to release on March 17, 2023. The flick also stars Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Dolph Lundgren. The movie is helmed by director James Wan.