Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp Hot Take Trial Actors Explain Why They Accepted Roles as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: "If There Was Going To Be Any Bias,"
When the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard concluded earlier this year, it was announced that not only a documentary series but also a film, would be released.
The actors who played Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial discuss why they chose to play the roles. For the uninitiated, shortly after the defamation trial concluded earlier this year, it was announced that not only a documentary series, but also a film, would be released on the subject.
The film was completed in a matter of weeks, and its trailer was recently released. It is now available to watch on Tubi. Mark Hapka and Megan Davis play the Pirates of the Caribbean star and Aquaman actress, respectively.
Following the release of Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, the cast and crew were chastised by fans of both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for profiting from their legal drama. Others argued that there was no need for it because all of the trial's televised real-time recordings are available.
Now, the actors who played Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial discuss why they chose to play them. Mark Hapka told Entertainment Weekly, "When I was offered the role, it wasn't necessarily a hell yes." It's a dangerous role. I had some inquiries. If there was going to be any bias or slant to either side, I wasn't interested."
"Everyone was very much a believer in portraying [Heard] as a real human being and her truth as fairly as his truth," Megan Davis explained. "I knew this movie was going to be made with or without me," Hapka added. Megan and I sat down and talked, and she said, 'I'll fully protect Amber, and you'll fully protect Johnny.'"
"So, in that tug of war, we can find that balance and keep everything as neutral as possible," he continued. Both actors who played Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial were aware that they would face criticism, but they were unconcerned because it was just a job for them.