The 27-year-old actress is one of Hollywood’s most talked about celebs as an open bisexual, a rebellious soul, and a blonde beauty – a simple equation for people to gossip. But Amber sat down with i-D Magazine and proved she is way more complex than the witty headlines.
The Texan says has never really fit in with society, especially with the “deeply conservative Southern ideals.”
Texas wasn’t the ideal place to express individualism,” she says. “I was always told what a woman should be. I realised I was alone, that I didn’t belong there. I felt like I was dying creatively. I craved a place where I could express myself.
At the age of 17, Amber moved out to L.A. and lived as a nomad for a good two years.
“I just couldn’t stay in Texas, so I took off. I moved to New York, I travelled Europe, I worked with a fake I.D. It was blind bravery and ignorance. I just wanted to hear the word ‘no.’
By the time I got to LA, I knew nobody, I had no money, I could carry all my possessions on my back. When I think of it now, it seems scary. But I loved it. I had no responsibilities, and I felt incredibly liberated. That was ten years ago,” she says. “I guess that means I’ve been doing this job, and nothing but this job, for a solid ten years.” She pauses. “Wow, where did all that time go?”
And although Amber is free spirited and outspoken, she says:
“I have to fight, tooth and nail, everyday, for my private life.”
One magazine wasn’t enough for the beauty. She was also featured in the Kate Upton-covered issue of ELLE Magazine, where she addresses her sexuality and relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree, saying:
“I didn’t want to look like I was hiding anything,” Heard said about her girlfriend of three years. “I’m not, and wasn’t ever, ashamed.”
You have to respect her level of brevity in such a nit-picky industry. Check out more from the ELLE interview here.
SOURCE: I-D MAGAZINE
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