Amber Heard has kept a low profile since she faced ex-husband Johnny Depp at his trial last year.
Now, Heard is making a comeback with a role in the period drama “In the Fire,” which just premiered at the Taormina Film Festival.
While discussing the new movie, Heard also spoke about another project of hers awaiting release, DC’s upcoming sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
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interviewed by Deadline in Taormina, he compared his experience of working on a small period drama to a big-budget superhero movie.
“These are very different types of projects that represent two very different ends of the spectrum in my industry,” he explained.
“There’s a lot of pressure on these big franchise movies, with millions and millions of dollars at stake, and the compromises are part of trying to make it as successful as possible,” he continued.
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“Then at the other end of the spectrum is a little independent film like ‘In the Fire,’ a work of art and a labor of love, without the same resources, so there are compromises there,” Heard shared. “The best luck you can have as an actor is to be able to balance both.”
However, she noted that she was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something as big as “Aquaman.”
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“’Aquaman,’ that franchise and the machinery behind it, I feel very honored, honored to be a part of that. And then there are these little passion projects like ‘In The Fire,’ where I’m proud to have gotten to know the filmmaker and the cast, and we got down and dirty together, to bring this story to life. There’s something great about that, and I think success is an actor who can have both.”