Actress Amber Heard who made her first appeared in Justice League as the character of Mera, who in the comics ends up becoming the wife of Arthur Curry / Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and will appear once again in James Wan’s Aquaman, revealed new and surprising details on her character during her interview with Entertainment Weekly.
One of those new surprising details, is that she goes on to confirms that Mera was raised by Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman).
“She’s a warrior who was raised by the queen of Atlantis before she passed. We meet Mera after the queen has long since left and she’s been raised to take over as queen her whole life,” Heard said. “She’s been raised to serve her kingdom and rule over Atlantis with King Orm (Patrick Wilson).”
“She’s very disciplined and almost militaristic,” Heard said. “She’s fully dedicated to saving her nation and that serves as an impetus to go to the surface world and elicit help from Arthur who’s the polar opposite of Mera — he lives in the moment, he’s confused about his identity, he lacks the purpose and focus that Mera has, which makes them an unlikely duo. But it’s that disparity that makes a nuanced relationship between them. Where one is strong the other is weak and those differences are a conduit for their bonding.”
“So there’s an old-fashioned hierarchy in their society that they rule Atlantis,” Heard said. “There are different tribe communities within the social hierarchy. Some of us have certain superpowers and I have hydrokinesis — not just making bubbles.”
Aquaman releases in theaters on December 21st.