It's two brave Ana de Armas stans against the world. More specifically, against Universal for cutting her out of the Beatles-themed movie Yesterday.
On Friday, two fans filed a federal class action suit against the studio, alleging they were deceived into renting Yesterday on Amazon Prime because Ana appeared in the trailer.
As reported by Variety, the court documents claim that 38-year-old Conor Woulfe and 44-year-old Peter Michael Rosza paid $3.99 to rent the film only to find out that their beloved actor was cut out of it. They're asking for $5 million to be restored to customers who were similarly misled.
The 2019 musical rom-com sees its protagonist (played by Himesh Patel) wake up after a bus accident to a world without the Beatles. He soon becomes an overnight sensation as he performs the band's songs to an ignorant public.
Originally, Yesterday was supposed to include a scene where Himesh's character Jack Malik serenaded Ana's Roxanne on James Corden's talk show. Screenwriter Richard Curtis explained to Cinema Blend in 2019 that screen tests revealed audiences didn't like the idea of Jack straying from his primary love interest, played by Lily.
The lawsuit, which describes Ana as a "talented, successful, and famous actress," also accuses Universal of — I kid you not — exploiting her "fame, radiance, and brilliance to promote the film" because it was "unable to rely on" the other actors' "largely unknown" status.
I was, of course, not the only one to find this lawsuit absolutely delightful and hilarious:
Ana de Armas should sue that she was ever in YESTERDAY https://t.co/J9EXBvE3ls
Even worse sequel about a world in which ana de armas never existed https://t.co/jw9BMdZTT3
this opens up a lane for my suit against the makers of NO TIME TO DIE for not having *enough* Ana de Armas. https://t.co/Tq93St6B57
@DiscussingFilm tbf is someone lied to me about seeing Ana de Armas I would've probably been pissed as well
how does ana de armas inspire the best people https://t.co/mKUSEK1Lvk
at least I’m not to blame this time https://t.co/taipAUvrEa