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Actress Amber Heard is making her first public appearance since losing her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit in the spring of 2022.
In June, she turned up for the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily to promote ‘In the Fire’, a new thriller in which she stars as a psychiatrist in 1890s Colombia.
The Rum Diary star is also set to return Mera in superhero film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom opposite Jason Momoa despite public backlash.
In a recent interview with Deadline, the star said, “I’m in control for the most part of what comes out of my mouth.”
“What I’m not in control of is how my pride in this project and all we put into this film can be surrounded by clips of other stuff,” she added.
“So let’s get the elephant out of the room then, and just let me say that. I am an actress. I’m here to support a movie. And that’s not something I can be sued for.”
A source also reported to People Magazine that Heard is optimistic about her future as she prepares to move ahead in her Hollywood career.
Speaking to Insider, public-relations expert, Sheffer appreciated Heard’s comeback strategy, adding that it’s important for the public to see “Amber Heard, actor, not Amber Heard, litigant.”
“Your comeback from these types of situations is as good as your performance,” the expert added. “People are very forgiving.”
He continued, “There is nothing to gain by rearguing or relitigating her dispute with Johnny Depp.”
The PR guru also noted that Depp’s big comeback with French movie Jeanne du Barry would not prevent Heard from forging a new path.
“I think they can both have their own success,” he said, adding that the exes have to leave the trial behind and “remind people of why you became famous, which is that you have some kind of talent.”