Sienna Miller is cut out!
The British actress has been removed from Johnny Depp’s upcoming film, Black Mass.
Director Scott Cooper told The Boston Globe that the cutting out of Miller’s role had nothing to do with her performance, stating that she was “fantastic.” He cited “narrative choices” as the reasoning for her part’s cut.
“The accent was something I really focused on because playing someone from Southie, you don’t want to mess that up,” Miller told The Boston Globe about preparing for the role. “Hopefully I’ve managed to pull that off, although I think everyone’s like, ‘How can you be English and think you can do that?’”
The actress’s part was small, only having worked for two weeks, but she looks back on her time on set, stating she had an “amazing working with Johnny Depp, who [she] think[s] is extraordinary and Scott Cooper, the director, who’s made some amazing films as well.”
The film tells the true-life story of South Boston mobster, Whitey Bulger. Bulger was sentenced to life in prison for multiple crimes—including 11 murder charges— after a 16-year manhunt. Miller was set to play a girlfriend Bulger had during his years on the run.
Since Bulger’s years spent hiding were “less dramatic,” Miller’s scenes did not make the final cut of the film.
Black Mass hits theaters Sept. 18 and stars big names like Benedict Cumberpatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, and Corey Stoll.