Aquaman's Mera is a fierce warrior, and the actress who plays her is just as bold. All eyes were on Amber Heard at the Beijing premiere of the movie. Her daring keyhole cutout mini-dress stole attention from Aquaman/Arthur Curry himself, Jason Momoa, and film director James Wan. Heard's sparkling Celine dress showed off her fit form, after all that intense superhero training:
Here's a closer look at the dress:
You have to be confident to pull off that look, and Amber Heard has earned her confidence after so much hard work. As she recently explained, after several months of training six days a week -- including weight and strength workouts, plus special martial arts training -- she started to feel pretty superhuman herself. The movie started filming in May 2017, and that's also when she started sharing her intense workouts for the role.
Clearly she has stayed in shape, even after filming, and doesn't mind showing it off. Can't blame her.
Amber Heard is also on the new cover of Shape magazine. In her interview she talks about working out, but also still loving her favorite foods -- like Tex-Mex, chocolate, and red wine -- and cooking fried-chicken sandwiches. Here's her take on a healthy balance:
Very wise. In Aquaman, Amber Heard plays the daughter of King Nereus and partner of Aquaman himself. She made her debut as the character in Justice League. Heard said it took some convincing from Zack Snyder for her to accept the role. But he won her over with promise of a sword and a crown, and lines like this: "I'm not Aquawoman. I have my own name. My name is Mera." Heard said she could get behind that kind of woman.
Aquaman only recently finished production, with an exhausted James Wan thanking the cast and crew for all of their hard work over the past two years. Fans can only hope it was all worth it. There's just one month left until we find out.
Aquaman is the sixth film in the DC Extended Universe, after Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. After Aquaman opens in theaters this December 21, the DCEU has Shazam! up next on April 5, 2019, followed by Birds of Prey currently scheduled for February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. Keep up with everything in our special DCEU section.
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