While Depp and Heard’s celebrity status has drawn global attention to the trial, a host of other famous are also expected to testify during proceedings.
Among the stars on the list, Depp and Heard’s attorneys will be calling upon are Elon Musk, James Franco, Paul Bettany, and Ellen Barkin.
Will such star power affect the outcome of the trial? California First Amendment attorney Jeff Lewis previously told Newsweek that it could very well weigh on jurors’ decisions.
“Each side will likely try to outshine the other with celebrity witnesses to sway the jury,” Lewis said. “Each juror brings into the jury room their own views about celebrities for better or worse and the high profile witnesses that testify will have a big impact.
“Expect that jurors will be interviewed after the trial about what impacted their verdict the most and I expect that the testimony of celebrities will be in the top 3.”