Amber Heard was warned not to come out as bisexual
Amber Heard says she was told that coming out as bisexual would tank her career.
“Everyone told me: ‘You cannot do this.’ I had played opposite Nicolas Cage [in one movie], and in another I was playing opposite Johnny [Depp],” the “Aquaman” star says in Allure’s December covery story. “And everyone said, ‘You’re throwing it all away. You can’t do this to your career.’ And I said, ‘I cannot do this any other way. Watch me.'”Daniel Jackson for Allure
Heard — who was was married to Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2017 and was recently linked to hunky stuntman Mana Hira — believes the term LGBTQ doesn’t help the community as much as it used to, especially in Hollywood.
“They pointed to no other working romantic lead, no other actress, that was out. I didn’t come out. I was never in. It’s limiting, that LGBTQ thing,” she continues in the magazine. “It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity. As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters. It was a great shield, but now we’re stuck behind it.”
The actress also notes that she doesn’t “identify as anything,” adding, “It’s so important to resist labels. I don’t care how many letters you add. At some point, it’s going to spell ‘WE ARE HUMAN.’ ”