Marie Claire US – December Issue
Hello! Amber Heard is on the cover of Marie Claire US’s December upcoming issue! She is so amazing on a new photoshoot taken by photographer Boe Marion for this magazine. You can find scans and outtakes from this issue in the gallery. You can also read the interview from Marie Claire website below, and read the rest of this entry to watch the behind the scene video of the photoshoot taken for the magazine.
Amber Heard’s mother likes to say that ever since Amber was a little girl, she’s been trying to see how far she can get, how fast. “A horse became a bike, a bike became a car, a car became a plane,” Heard explains. And now, when I ask her if she likes flying, she looks puzzled. “It’s like walking, I guess,” she says. “It’s just how I get around.”
She’s certainly picked up speed since she left Texas for Hollywood 13 years ago, landing, among other things, the perfectly descriptive title role in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), a part as Demi Moore’s daughter in The Joneses (2009), and a life-altering costar in Johnny Depp, with whom she lit up The Rum Diary (2011). Much was made of this union in the tabloids, as they remarked on the age gap (Depp is 52; Heard is 29) and the timing (the end of Depp’s 14-year relationship with the French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis was announced in June 2012).
Heard and Depp were married last February, sparking more or less instant rumors of divorce. When, in September, they engaged in ostentatious public displays of affection on a series of red carpets during a film festival tour, that was deemed suspect, too. In other words, Heard has been thrust early into what her friend Olivia Wilde describes as “someone else’s spotlight.” But as soon as you meet her, you think it’s only a matter of time before the spotlight becomes her own.
To read the rest of Heard’s candid cover interview, pick up the December issue of Marie Claire on newsstands November 17. Here, a few highlights:
On tabloid rumors about her relationship with husband Johnny Depp: “I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange, and hard.”
On being limited by her looks: ”I wish I didn’t have to pick between being seen as sexually viable and something more substantial.”
“I WISH I DIDN’T HAVE TO PICK BETWEEN BEING SEEN AS SEXUALLY VIABLE AND SOMETHING MORE SUBSTANTIAL.“
On gay rights: “No matter what people want to label me as, I still fight for equality, and I think popular opinion will catch up. I think it already has, actually. I think our generation sees themselves as part of a larger global community, and therefore, it’s harder to enact basic tribalistic prejudices based on ignorance and hate.”
On being a stepmother to two teens: ”[It’s] an honor and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life … I feel new flavors that I didn’t know existed. New colors that I didn’t know existed have been added to my life. I’m so happy.”
On her strong work ethic: ”You respect what it takes to earn it [money], and it also gives you a certain resilience, because it minimizes this false notion that that’s what matters. I know that to not be true, and I know I’m fine without it. That’s why maybe I’m so independent. I never expect anyone to give me anything—the notion of someone supporting me would be absurd to me.”
Read the full interview and see all the photos in the December issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands November 17. And for a little behind-the-scenes action to hold you over, see Heard at her cover shoot here.
– GALLERY LINKS :
Scans from 2015 – Marie Claire US – December
Shoots from 2015 – Marie Claire [Boe Marion]