Amber Heard told Allure Magazine, “I don’t need to identify as something” when she was asked about her sexuality.
Amber Heard is not interested in giving her sexuality a kind of label.
When Allure Magazine asked the 31-year-old if they identified as bisexual, the actress responded: “I don’t need to identify as anything.”
“I am a person,” said Heard. “I love who I love. I was a woman, and the people started taking pictures of us walking to our car after dinner. I [was] holding her hand, and I realized that I had two options: I can let go of her hand, and when asked, I can say that my private life is my private life. Or I could not let it go and own.”
Heard, who previously married to Johnny Depp, finalized her divorce from the actor earlier this year. But for her rocky marriage was well known, Heard had to do with a different kind of unwanted attention about her sexuality.
When she starred opposite Nicolas Cage in 2011’s “Drive Angry”, followed by “The Rum Diary”, in the same year with her ex, Heard claimed critics believed that she put her career in jeopardy as the romantic lead.
“They pointed to no other work romantic lead, no other actress, who was out,” said Heard. “I didn’t come out. I was never in. This is a limitation, that LGBTQ thing. It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people whose rights were denied, but it loses its effectiveness, because of the nuanced nature of humanity.
“If we are better educated and extending from the facts of nature, we keep adding letters. It was a large shield, but now we’re stuck behind. It is so important to resist labels. I don’t care how many letters you add. At a certain point, it goes to spell ‘WE ARE people.'”
These days, Heard, is more interested in pushing for quality, especially in Hollywood.
“History tends to favor the people who are on the right side of it,” said Heard. “Whether it’s civil rights in 1962, or the elections in 1914 or gay rights in 2007. All of these debates, it seemed certain at the time, but if you pull back to the macro, there is a trend: honesty. Justice is not as nuanced or delicate as it is made. And if the structure of our culture is changing, [equality] will manifest differently in other debates.”
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