Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding Amber Heard, director Zack Snyder has expressed his support for the actress and his desire to work with her again. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder said that he doesn’t understand the online hate directed towards Heard and that he would “work with her in a second.”
Snyder’s comments come as Heard is slated to reprise her role as Mera in the upcoming sequel “Aquaman 2.” The actress has faced significant backlash in recent years due to her highly publicized legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp. However, Snyder has remained steadfast in his support for Heard, emphasizing his belief in her professionalism and talent.
“I just don’t get it,” Snyder said regarding the online criticism of Heard. “If other people don’t like her, I don’t know what to say. I would work with her in a second.”
Snyder’s unwavering support for Heard stands in contrast to the public’s perception of the actress, which has been largely shaped by her legal troubles with Depp. The highly publicized trial, which aired on television, allowed the public to witness the personal and emotional turmoil of both Depp and Heard.
While Heard’s testimony was subjected to memes and online ridicule, Snyder maintains his belief in her character and abilities. He has previously worked with Heard on the reshoots for his director’s cut of “Justice League,” and he seems eager to collaborate with her again in the future.
“I’ve known her for a long time,” Snyder said. “She’s a great actress, and she’s a great person. I’ve never seen anything that would make me not want to work with her again.”
Snyder’s stance on Heard highlights the complexities of public perception and the challenges faced by individuals who are subjected to intense scrutiny. Despite the online negativity, Snyder’s support for Heard serves as a reminder that individuals should not be defined solely by their public image or personal struggles.
It remains to be seen whether Snyder’s support will translate into future collaborations with Heard. However, his willingness to speak out on her behalf demonstrates his belief in her merits as an actress and as a person.