Oscar nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter has criticised Amber Heard for attempting to capitalise on the #Metoo movement and become the “poster girl.”

Speaking to The Times, Bonham Carter spoke in depth about cancel culture. Specifically around Johnny Depp and J. K. Rowling. 

“It’s horrendous,” says the actress. “I think [Rowling] has been hounded. It’s been taken to the extreme, the judgmentalism of people. She’s allowed her opinion, particularly if she’s suffered abuse.”

“Everyone carries their own history of trauma and forms their opinions from that trauma and you have to respect where people come from and their pain.”

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“You don’t have to agree on everything – that would be insane and boring. She’s not meaning it aggressively, she’s just saying something out of her own experience.”

Bonham Carter starred in multiple installments of Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise as the villainous Bellatrix Lestrange. 

Doubling down, she then refers to the cancelling of Johnny Depp. Following ex-wife Amber Heard’s claims of domestic abuse in 2018, Depp’s career and personal life fell apart, culminating in the court case that caught global attention. 

Depp sued Heard for $50 million for defamation and Heard followed shortly with a countersue for $100 million. The end result of the case was that Heard has defamed Depp and was ordered to pay him $10 million USD. 

“Oh, I think he’s completely vindicated,” says Helena Bonham Carter, in reference to the case. “I think he’s fine now. Totally fine.”

Depp and Bonham Carter starred together in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and later in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 

“My view is that [Heard] got on that pendulum. That’s the problem with these things – that people will jump on the bandwagon because it’s the trend and to be the poster girl for it.”

Recently, Heard filed a countersuit against her insurer after they refused to pay her $1 million USD  liability policy for defamation claims.

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