When Amber Heard got the call from Zach Snyder to play alongside Jason Momoa in Aquaman, she had some concerns. Would it be a strong character?
A human rights activist, Amber Heard won’t just play any role. So, Snyder had to promise Heard that Mera would be a strong role. Only then did she accept the job playing Princess Mera in Aquaman.
For Aquaman, I did six months of rigorous training. It was a lot of weight and strength training, as well as martial arts training. By the end, I was working out for 5 hours each day.
Amber Heard in Shape Magazine
Amber Heard Workout
Amber Heard’s workout was all about preparing her for the fight scenes in
Aquaman. She also had to look the part of a seasoned, underwater champion.
When talking about all her training, Amber Heard says her workout was:
Kicking A$$ and taking names…and by ‘names’ I mean taking a lot of breaks #Aquaman #FightTraining
In terms of how much time she spent working out each day, Amber Heard says she spent a few hours on her routine each day. The focus on Amber Heard’s workout was more about injury prevention, well-being, and energy levels. She thanks her trainer for making her training feel like just minutes.
Sword training made up a large portion of the Amber Heard workout for Aquaman. This served a dual purpose of getting her to look super-fit, but also prepare her for fight scenes.
Again, here, we see how Amber Heard’s fight training served the dual purpose of getting her in shape/training for the action scenes. Here she credits @87elevenaction and @jonvalera for helping her with fight training.
In addition to her fight scenes, Amber Heard also infused Tai Chi style workouts into her routine (where she was pretending to be at the Met Gala to make time fly.
Amber Heard not only got to share the filming of the Aquaman movie, but also her workout studio with Jason Momoa. Here, Jason Momoa left his shoes in the way! See the Jason Momoa Workout for Aquaman.
Fitness By Fortitude
Amber Heard took to Instagram to talk about her trainer for Aquaman. She says she used Fitness By Fortitude. They’re known for their secrecy. So, it’s tough to identify her particular routines.
What we do have is Amber Heard’s Instagram (above), and the Fitness by Fortitude website run by celebrity trainer, Stuart Walton. The Fitness by Fortitude website contains information about their workout philosophy.
Their goals are to help actors with transformations while also focusing on injury prevention. Transforming into a superhero, like Princess Mera, requires both aesthetic and psychological transformation.
Here, we can see Amber Heard’s workout included sled pulling. This is a crazy metabolic workout that gets you toned while providing heart-pumping cardio at the same time.
Here is Amber Heard’s trainer Stuart Walton’s guide to fitness. He stresses detachment from the outside world. Especially, the internet and TV while training, in order to focus on health and well-being.
In his guide, Amber Heard’s Aquaman trainer has a few recommendations everyone can follow for the time when you’re not in a gym:
- Turning off all electronic devices an hour before bed
- Hanging blackout curtains (so you sleep in complete darkness)
- Using a foam roller for at least 10 minutes each day
Amber Heard says she takes a different tone to out when not training for a movie. She told Shape Magazine:
But when I’m not preparing for a movie, I have more freedom, and I incorporate my workout into my life, so that I enjoy it more and it doesn’t feel like an obligation.
Amber Heard Diet
In regard to Amber Heard’s diet, she loves to cook. She doesn’t feel much shame in splurging from time to time, either. Heard told Shape Magazine:
What’s the point of looking good, if you don’t feel good?
Amber Heard didn’t mention much about her diet for Aquaman. She’s more devoted to sharing what she can when not training for movies.
Her favorite foods include Tex-Mex, red wine and chocolate. Her specialty meal in the kitchen is her Fried Chicken Sandwiches recipe.
Amber’s outlook on food, working out and perspective on life:
If you’re not going to enjoy life, there’s no point in eating a certain way. And working out. And doing all the things actors do to manipulate how we look. And how the world looks at us.
Amber Heard in Shape Magazine
Born and raised in Texas, she likes to go big when it comes to eating. From Tacos Tejana style to Stove-top chicken frying, she likes to enjoy herself. She’s also big on drinking wine.
Her dream house must include two things. 1) A chandelier she can swing from. 2) A wine cellar with a bed she can sleep in. (Source: Instagram)
Much like Jason Momoa, Amber Heard’s diet contained a lot of fish. Here she is focused on wine, while one see salmon and shrimp on the table. A bit different from Jason Momoa’s favorite, Aku.