DC has denied that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star Jason Momoa showed up to the set of the DC Studios sequel drunk.
An article from Variety explains that notes from last year’s Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial — specifically from Heard’s therapist, Dr. Dawn Hughes — had claimed that Momoa arrived to the set of the Aquaman sequel late and in a drunken state.
“Jason said he wanted me fired,” the notes stated. “Jason drunk — late on set. Dressing like Johnny. Has all the rings too.”
The outlet revealed that though Momoa’s rep declined to comment, a DC spokesperson did deny the claims, stating, “Jason Momoa conducted himself in a professional manner at all times on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
An insider who was apparently on the set also told the outlet that Momoa and Heard got along on set, noting, “Jason works his ass off, likes to have a beer once in a while like everyone, but doesn’t show up drunk to set … And he isn’t dressing like Johnny Depp. He has always dressed in that bohemian style.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is once again directed by James Wan from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The sequel features the return of Jason Momoa as he reprises the leading role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Joining him are various returning cast members, including Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Amber Heard as Mera, and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.
It will also feature the introduction of new cast members in Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbaek Indya Moore (Pose, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions), Vincent Regan (300, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), and Chinese-Portuguese actress Jani Zhao (Jogo Duplo, The Sugar Captains) in her first major Hollywood film and English-language feature debut. Aquaman 2 is produced by Wan and frequent collaborator Peter Safran.