See Amber Heard In A Two-Piece Using A Child As Dumbbell

Amber Heard chooses some strange ways to work out!

By Tyler Pisapia | Published

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Amber Heard is keeping in shape after working on the sequel to one of the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe movies of all time with a pretty unusual workout routine that can only be done exclusively by her. The actress took to Instagram last week where she shared a photo of herself standing in leggings and a sports bra while holding a child she’s clearly friendly with up high above her head. The young girl appears to be having a great time resting her knees on Amber Heard’s chin as the star seemingly throws her effortlessly above her head. 

Amber Heard added a cheeky caption to the post, noting that “dumbbells are for sissies,” implying that when she needs to lift some weights to get in shape, she just grabs the nearest toddler and starts doing some reps while the kid goes “wee!” You can see the photo below.

It’s unclear who the youngster in Amber Heard’s photo is, but the image includes some baby toys in the background that likely belong to her baby daughter, Oonagh Paige, who she welcomed to the world back in 2021. Not only does the new mom have to stay in shape to keep up with the perils of being a working mom, but she’s hard at work on the sequel to the DC Extended Universe sequel alongside her co-star, Jason Momoa. 

Sadly, Amber Heard isn’t exactly a draw to the Aquaman franchise for many fans who are siding with Johnny Depp in their contentions split. As The Hollywood Reporter writes, when director James Wan announced that they were beginning production on the movie, the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp dolts began an online campaign for her to be fired from the movie because they believe she was making up lies about him in a case that went to a UK court in which he accused the UK tabloid The Sun of libel for allowing her to pen an op-ed about the alleged abuse she suffered. Depp lost the case but heard took the brunt of the public backlash. 

Fortunately for her, Deadline reports that the minds behind the sequel, officially titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, spoke on the Deadline Hero Nation podcast to note that they’re artists and will not have major casting decisions like Amber Heard’s involvement be swayed by some online petition designed in bad faith to remove one of the principal characters from the franchise over some personal spat she’s having with a potentially abusive ex. 

Now, that doesn’t mean a lot can’t be said about how middle of the road and downright low energy Amber Heard was in her portrayal as Mera. She was far from the strongest part of that movie, which is tough anyway with big names like the ever-charming Jason Momoa, the brilliant Willem Dafoe and the always-delivering Nicole Kidman on the cast list. So, while her not being included wouldn’t be the end of the world for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, her not being there because a bunch of Johnny Depp fans want to punish her for daring to leave him and tell her story is very much not the way real superhero fans would like to see her go.