Did she really think that the film was beneath her because of her appearance?
One of the most controversial actresses in her generation, Amber Heard, who is famously known for her role in the DC Extended Universe film, “Aquaman,” has faced massive backlash from fans of the 2009 horror-comedy film “Zombieland.”
The reason why Heard is being targeted for criticism is due to an interview that resurfaced in which she allegedly claimed she was “too pretty” for the said zombie film.
Alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin, Heard portrayed the minor character of 406 in “Zombieland.” In the interview with MaximoTV, she was asked if she had fun playing a zombie, to which her response was, “It was really hard.”
“The director called me and said, ‘Do you want to be a disgusting zombie? I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Can we make you a really disgusting, ugly, horrible zombie?’ I was like, ‘Well, you know, I have a feeling I’m not going to be asked this too much more in my future, so I should go for it when I have the chance,’” Heard remarked.
She revealed more of her experience, saying, “I did, and it was difficult. Three and a half hours of hair and makeup, prosthetic makeup, body makeup, and then two-and-a-half to get it off. So, I had contacts and black paint on my teeth, and it was quite a commitment physically, too.”
“It was much harder being a zombie than it is to walk in these heels, believe it or not,” Heard added. She also stated that she likely wouldn’t be asked to play a zombie again in the future.
However, some fans took issue with this last statement of her as they interpreted this as an implied criticism that the film was beneath her because of her looks. With that, they labeled her as “arrogant” and “narcissistic.”
Some fans have also speculated that she might have wanted a more significant role in “Zombieland” than the small one she had. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the films “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” “The Stepfather,” “Drive Angry,” and “Machete Kills” are just a few of the horror movies Heard has previously been in.
Overall, it appears that some fans may have misunderstood or taken Heard’s statements about “Zombieland” out of context, considering the public legal dispute she was in at that time with her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.