Two very committed Ana de Armas fans are suing Universal for a whopping $6.8 million after her scenes were cut from Yesterday. The plaintiffs have cited that the promo clips for the movie that featured the actress were “deceptive marketing”.

De Armas filmed scenes for Yesterday, and she appeared alongside James Corden in the trailer. However, her scenes were cut because of time constraints, and she didn’t feature in the final version of the movie at all.

Two fans have said that they rented the movie from Amazon in 2021, with the specific intention of seeing de Armas. After watching the movie and discovering that de Armas was nowhere to be seen, the two fans then filed a class action lawsuit against Universal, and accused them of deceptive marketing.

“Because consumers were promised a movie with Ana de Armas by the trailer for Yesterday but did not receive a movie with any appearance of Ana de Armas at all, such consumers were not provided with any value for their rental or purchase,” the lawsuit says.

“Unable to rely on fame of the actors playing Jack Malik or Ellie (Lily James) to maximise ticket and movie sales and rentals, Defendant consequently used Ms. de Armas’ fame, radiance, and brilliance to promote the film by including her scenes in the movie trailers advertising Yesterday.”

Though de Armas has had various roles in blockbuster films since 2017, the actress gained a huge following after starring as Paloma in the 2021 James Bond film, No Time To Die. The writers of the movie have recently revealed that the part of Paloma was originally written to have much less screen time.

“There’s no denying that what goes down very well with an audience is the whole Paloma sequence,” Purvis said, referring to a scene where de Armas joins Daniel Craig as James Bond for a shootout.

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“We had Paloma in our script, but she was just a contact. Cary [Joji Fukunaga, director] wanted more, so one assumes that’s an area that Phoebe [Waller-Bridge, co-writer] dealt with,” he added.

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