Amber Heard isn’t one to speak openly about her personal life, but there is one thing she is willing to make crystal clear about her relationship with actor Johnny Depp: Their recent engagement hasn’t boosted her status in Hollywood.
Despite W Magazine labeling Heard, 28, as the “Future Mrs. Johnny Depp” on its June/July cover, that didn’t stop the “3 Days to Kill” star from indirectly speaking out against claims that being engaged to Depp, 50, has transformed her degree of celebrity. “I haven’t noticed any change in my career,” Heard told the magazine.
“And, for better or worse, I’ve always had a love life that seemed particularly salacious to some people,” Heard continued, hinting that despite receiving criticism of their romance following their January engagement, she is familiar with dealing with the public’s grievances, even alluding to her equally publicized relationship with female photographer, Tasya van Ree. “Before, it was also seen as unconventional,” Heard said.
While Heard wasn’t particularly open about her three-year relationship with Depp, she was candid in her views on the lack of powerful female film roles in Hollywood. “As a woman, I usually have two options: Sex Object or the Best Friend Who Isn’t Sexy,” Heard said, adding that relying on her genetic disposition is not creatively fulfilling. “I did nothing to look the way I look. The genetic cards that anyone is dealt are not in their control, so to take pride in my looks would be a mistake. And besides in L.A. there’s always someone more beautiful!” she said.
Depp and Heard first met on the set of the Bruce Robinson film “The Rum Diary” in 2011. Weeks after the tabloids reported that the couple were planning to tie the knot, Depp confirmed his engagement during a “Transcendence” press event in Beijing, China, in March. Depp, who has two children with model/actress Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, is rumored to be marrying Heard on his private island in the Bahamas later this summer.