“JAMES WAN HAS CREATED SOME INCREDIBLE UNIVERSES”
Amber Heard is Mera
How was the repartee between you and Jason when you were filming?
We can’t stand each other! [laughs]. Arthur and Mera are really very different but inform each other in certain ways. Where one is strong, the other is weak and vice versa. it’s interesting, because they have playful, cool banter that develops into something deeper. But Jason and i have pretty decent banter too.
What are you excited for people to see?
James has created some incredible universes that we could only get a little sense of by seeing certain concept art. And when you watch even a little of it in the trailer, in clips, you get a sense of the enormity of this universe that we have not seen yet as audiences. there are seven different kingdoms, all with a distinct look and culture and it’s not just one world we meet.
What was the costume like to wear?
it was, how uncomfortable can i be? When i got to put a coat on for a few scenes out of the water, i felt like i was being hugged all over my body by baby angels! i didn’t want to go back to my Atlantean suit.
But you weren’t the only one with costume issues…
When i first saw Patrick [Wilson, who plays the villainous Orm] on set, no one told me he was going to be hoisted up in the air in my eyeline. And i lost it. i wasn’t expecting it. He looked like a Christmas ornament, flying through the air!