Amber Heard: ‘I want to be an artist. I don’t want to be a celebrity’

Amber Heard

Amber Heard covers the September issue of Flare magazine, and for such a gorgeous girl, magazines really don’t know what to do with her. This shoot is worse than Amber’s recent cheap-looking Bullett spread because Flaunt has managed to make her look lifeless. Clothing by Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Gianni Versace (vintage), and Christian Louboutin has never looked so lackluster.

The interview is slightly more interesting though because Amber has a bit of a chip on her shoulder, to say the least. Sure, she’s not the typical starlet who shares everything with the world for publicity’s sake, but Amber honestly seems pretty pretentious in this interview. Off the top of my head, I’m trying to recall her performances in various movies, and she usually doesn’t make much of an impression on me. Like, she was okay in The Stepfather remake and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, and she was decent as an infected brain-eater at the beginning of Zombieland. But otherwise, she’s forgettable. I’ve watched every single episode of “Californication” and don’t remember seeing her at all, but anyway. This journo makes special mention that Amber drives a powder-blue ’68 Ford Mustang, which leads me to believe that she’s quite fond of both antique cars and antique men. Is that a low blow? I don’t know.

Amber Heard

She doesn’t have a driver: “At a certain point, you just have to say, OK, I’m not going to let other people dictate how I run my life.”

Don’t ask about Johnny Depp: “It’s not part of my professional life. I want to be an artist. I don’t want to be a celebrity.”

How she keeps a low profile: “You think I’m going to tell someone in the media my strategies for staying out of the media?”

Don’t ask about her looks either: “Someone will ask me a question about my looks, like something about my hair, and then in the magazine it sounds like I came in and said, ‘You know, what I’d really like to talk about is my hair.’”

Why she hated modelling: “No one was interested in my opinion.”

She prefers horror over romcoms: “At least the female characters in horror movies fight back and do something for themselves. They’re not just sitting around waiting for a man to save the day.”

On Paranoia:Paranoia was an interesting script. I loved how you’re dealing with a lot of old themes like greed and power, but it’s such a modern story. My character basically had to be smart enough to manipulate Liam Hemsworth’s character. Yes, there are sex scenes, but it wasn’t like she was falling at his feet. [The script] doesn’t say that these characters are ‘sexy.’ I’m not picking them because of that. I take roles that are interesting, and scripts that have female characters with depth. I’m working with what I’ve got.”

On Machete Kills: “Robert [Rodriguez] understood why this role was totally perfect for me. She’s a beauty queen from San Antonio, but she’s got this whole other side.”

She carries a gun: “Gun ownership needs to be regulated, not banned.”

Any co-stars with amazing chemistry? “You don’t really expect me to answer that, do you?”

On her bisexuality: “It is so strange to me that everyone cares. Maybe you like blondes now, but maybe you’ll be into a brunette in the future. I just don’t understand this idea that we have to choose one or the other. I guess I could not hold hands with who I want to, but what kind of life would that be? I don’t want to change just because people are watching. I’ve always been the person who says what she wants.”

[From Flare]

I find it interesting that Amber claims to be such an “artist” yet she chose to star with Eddie Cibrian in the short-lived “Playboy Club.” Oh, and she got Johnny to score her a nicer set trailer than Gary Oldman’s, while Gary is obviously the true artist on any film set. Although I do appreciate that Amber waited so long to make an official couple debut with Johnny (they dated for for nearly a year beforehand, depending on whose timeline you believe), but it’s hard to claim that you’re not a “celebrity” when you’re using your boyfriend’s connections to get more perks on the job. You know?

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Photos courtesy of Flare

 

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  1. Karen says:

    If she wants to be an artist, she needs to do better work and stay out of the tabloids (dating a famous actor, let alone one already married with children will not keep you out of the press, idiot)

    • brin says:

      …and stop posing and giving interviews.

    • Monty says:

      Beauty queen looks with a biker girls personality. I like Amber. That is all.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Well, I have a serious question for all of you. How do you think a young, promising actress should behave when she is dating an older, more established actor? How do you guys think that should work? I can’t really think of any examples where a younger woman/older guy were actually together because it was love, and the younger woman eventually “made it” on her own.

      I mean, how do you handle that? Not that I’m gorgeous, actress material, but I honestly don’t think that I could date an actor, especially being IN the industry, unless we were never seen together in public-like the only way that I would ever even be seen less than ten feet away from the guy is if I had a ring on my finger. But that’s just me.

      So what do you guys think?

      • littlestar says:

        Hmmm interesting question. One thing I do think, is how she SHOULDN’T act – pretentious and rude about it (that’s how she came acros to me). I’ve seen her in one movie, Rum Diaries, and she wasn’t very good. She needs to do more work and show she has serious acting chops before saying crap like “I’m an artist”. No, you aren’t. You’re an actor. And a mediocre one at that. She needs to show some humility.

        I think she’s totally playing up dating Johnny Depp, by saying things like “I refuse to talk about it”. It’s making us talk about her! it would be a lot better if she said something to the effect of, I’m happy and that’s all that matters. No attitude.

        Another thing, she went to a movie premier with Depp. How can she claim for their relationship to be exempt from reporter questions when they themselves are showing it off publicly?

        I’m like you, I could not date an actor. For the very fact that they play media games – let’s be seen together, let’s not be seen together and on and on. BUT I think that if you truly love and respect someone and are secure in the relationship, showing up on red carpet together or answering couple of questions without really giving anything away is fine. Chris Martin and GOOP are a good example of this – who really believes their marriage is stronger because they don’t show up on the red carpet together?!

      • Tara says:

        It’s even more complicated because this girl is not a promising, young actress but a talentless D-list two-bit who was destined for retirement in probably a couple of years but for who she’s landed now. From her position he’s like a giant supernova burning in the distance whose brightness will make everyone blind towards her.

        However this is probably the best thing that could happen to her if she manages to hold onto him – money, luxuries and constant shots at Hollywood fame whether she makes it or not.

      • Kay says:

        You said “Promising,” which for a lot of people may be the problem. She just doesn’t have the talent to back up most of her remarks! Especially when there are many actresses who are incredibly talented, and don’t speak about themselves in such an obnoxious manner or their “art” for that matter.
        Also just last year she posed for every paparazzi willing to take her photo. And now all of a sudden she wants to paint a different picture. Her words and actions don’t add up.
        But its more comical than anything! Most people would have to be fools to buy what she’s trying to sell. Thats what makes her sound dumb; she seems to actually believe it herself.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I honestly can’t really think of any celebrity couples, where the woman was younger and eventually became on par (talent wise) with her man. The only couple I can think of is Bogie and Bacall. Maybe I’m just too young and naïve but I cannot fathom anyone dating someone for fame.

        I would be so paranoid if I was famous. Especially if I were dating a fellow actor. Because with a civilian, you can somewhat control the whole famewhore game a little easier, and they can’t really use your name for very long after you break up. But an actor can use that for a long time.

        Maybe Beatty and Bening? But she was around thirty when they met, right?

        Why don’t any of these actors ever date talented women? Like Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, JLaw, etc. If you’re going to go younger, at least pick someone talented and smart. Probably just want someone who’ll follow them around like a puppy and drop everything to be with them.

      • Lucrezia says:

        Perhaps Kidman and Cruise? There was only a 5 year age gap, but when they met he was a megastar and she had only done a couple of films, so there was a big power difference. I’d say they’re approximately equal now, but she didn’t make it big until after the divorce, so I’m not sure it counts.

        You can’t accuse Nic of trying to ride on Tom’s coat-tails, but her “cower in the background” approach during their relationship wasn’t ideal either: “I felt I became a star only by association. I thought, I don’t deserve to be here. We would go to the Oscars and I would think, I’m here to support him. I felt it was my job to put on a beautiful dress and to be seen and not heard.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1083516/It-job-seen-heard-reveals-Nicole-Kidman-explosive-interview-marriage-Tom-Cruise.html (I can easily imagine Katie Holmes saying the previous quote, so I suspect that the submissive Stepford wife role was encouraged by Tom.)

        There’s got to be a healthy medium somewhere between fame-whoring and cowering.

      • Rover says:

        @ littlestar

        Amber doesn’t say that the media shouldn’t question her. She says she doesn’t want to talk about it. Infact she simply laughs away the questions.

        Another thing, they are totally exempt from having to talk about any part of their personal life. Doesn’t mean they have to hide their relationship or stop accompanying each other in public. It’s their life and they don’t have to talk about it even if they flaunt it. It’s upto them when and how much they choose to reveal about break-ups or relationship. Could be sheer fame-game but they are not obliged to do otherwise. People are going to judge and gossip anyway.

        Not supporting her or anything. Just giving my viewpoints in general.

    • Jan says:

      Johnny has children but he was never married. She knew exactly how to jump start her career and that is by dating Johnny Depp just like all these young wannabe stars that date these older actors.

    • Joblow says:

      If she wanted to be an artist maybe she shouldntve starred in “the playboy club” of relied on her sexiness and youth for the photoshoot. Maybe she shouldnt taken hilary swank as a role model. Different one of the stronger actresses that relys on her acting ability rather than her looks!

    • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

      Sorry to use you Karen as a piggy back but my response is for Tiffany. Amber only won out for Rum Diaries b/c she has a fresh face in comparison.

      She has done nothing to garner praise or this Angelina act she is putting on. “I don’t discuss my personal life…” Girl, whatever. :)

  2. aquarius64 says:

    Those perks will go away when Johnny dumps her.

  3. Notthatone says:

    Well, good luck with that Anna. I mean, Andrea. Sorry who? Oh, Amber.

    • Anna says:

      She fronts like she is Angelina or Meryl. You know who doesnt get asked about their hair in the interviews? Angelina and Meryl. Because they have actual quality work to promote. Amber, be grateful anyone bothers to interview you at all. Because they’re not doing this on the basis of your work.

      • Miss M says:

        @Anna: the first time I heard about her on tv (from one TMZ employee who has a crush on her, lol), she gave me the vibe she was trying to channel Angelina Jolie. Yes, she is still trying and, although pretty, she needs to stop. Be yourself, Amber!

        “No one was interested in my opinion.”

        No one is interested, Amber. Go take some acting classes and deliver your work.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        For reals. I saw her on “Top Gear” once and while Jeremy was slathering all over her, she was just some dumb girl from Texas who carries a gun – ho hum.

      • Chutzpah says:

        Well Amber is no great shakes but please – Angelina does ‘quality work’?? Not as an actress she doesn’t. Angelina gets kudos as she should for her humanitarian work – but lets be honest the only real reason she is top of the A+ list is because almost everyone on the planet wants to f*ck her – even her co starts bang on uncomfortable about being in awe of her sexual allure.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      @notthaone-*snickers*

      @Anna-ITA 100%
      Actually, if Amber was smart she would model her career after Angie’s, it seems like they both have that rebellious nature and that need to be known for more than just their looks. But Angie is classy and unique, not to mention masterful in a PR sense. There’s also a wisdom and self-assuredness that Jolie has that’s missing with Amber, although she’s still young-she could get there eventually.

      • Leah says:

        This girl cant act. Angie although not the best of her generation could always act. From early movies you can see Angie had something. And she has huge charisma which is why she is a movie star. You can’t model yourself on something you dont have.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’m not a huge fan of Angelina Jolie’s acting, myself. I liked her in Gia and she was decent in Girl, Interrupted and hasn’t done anything since that I was impressed with.

        I still like her a lot, just not a fan of her acting.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I agree too, Amber is just pretty. I didn’t know who she was, until cb had those articles about her coming out as dating a woman….and then when those rumors came with her being with Johnny we were all confused because we (or at least I) thought she was a lesbian.

        I agree with Angelina’s acting. I think that she is a good, solid actress whose charisma enables her to breathe life into her characters. One of my favorite early films that she did was “True Women”-it was a tv movie. I think she should do more dramatic roles-I loved her in Girl Interrupted. But do I think she’s like Daniel Day Lewis or Meryl? No.

        But I do think that a person has to have talent, in order to make it….especially since when she started out, it seems Hollywood didn’t just give the offspring as many jobs as they wanted.

    • Nessa says:

      I seriously couldn’t even name one thing she was in. Well, that Rum Diary movie with her meal ticket of a boyfriend, which I never saw, obviously.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I saw about half the movie, and to be honest, I think the acting in it was fine-but the movie was BORING. I mean the subject matter shouldn’t have been boring, but it was. Whoever wrote it should be shot. There was nothing in the film itself to make you go want to watch it. The only reason I even watched half of it was because Johnny Depp is still hot and is still a good actor. Amber wasn’t in it for very long (in what I watched), but she and Johnny had good chemistry-but nothing in that movie really required her to act either, so there you go.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I couldn’t make it through Rum Diaries either. Amazingly boring and Amber was very “meh” in it. She reminded me of Sienna Miller when I first saw her in “Layer Cake”-just the token sexy chick.

      • Viv says:

        Haven’t seen her act either but I have seen her up close in a restaurant and she was breathtakingly beautiful. I didn’t know who she was until my friend pointed it out. The only other person I had seen this luminous in real life was probably Christy Turlington in the 90s. I was gobsmacked. I turned gay for a minute there.

  4. Amelia says:

    Oh for goodness’ sake.
    In which case, why don’t you bugger off and stop appearing on the cover of magazines talking about how you *want* to be an artist, and instead, actually go ahead and do it as opposed to whinging about it a la Greasy McPitLicker?
    She doesn’t seem to be the brightest bulb in the box, does she?
    I’m in an incredibly bitchy mood today, so to even things up a bit, I will say she was really quite funny on Top Gear.

    • blue marie says:

      well, I must be bitchy today as well because I completely agree with your comments.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      She’s playing the old game of asking for her privacy, but leaking info to paps. Claiming she wants to be an artist, but taking terrible roles and wanting the best accommodations.
      Gary O. Helen M. Meryl S. Cate B. These are just a few real artists that have managed to stay around without the tabs and demanding the best of the best. They’re professionals.

      I liked Amber, but she is forgettable and seems to be working the chick that likes chicks, cars, and is obtainable angle.

      • Meredith says:

        So she wants to be an “artist”??

        How about doing theatre or Shakespeare?? How about doing indie films or writing or producing your own work? That’s what “artists” do, honey. Or maybe just do the stuff you do now, get the perks of beauty & big-name boyfriends/girlfriends and lay off the pretention? There’s nothing wrong with coasting on your looks but be a little more humble about it.

    • Jen says:

      Bitch on sister. This chick is famous (and probably getting roles) because of who she is dating not her “art”. Annoying.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think she’s dumb, but I think her ambition manifests itself only in whining about not getting the treatment (work, interviews) she deserves. And she thinks she deserves them because….?

    • Zoid says:

      How I read this entire interview:
      ‘Hey Amber would you like to talk about-’
      ‘NO.’
      ‘Well then how about-’
      ‘NO!’
      ‘So about your other career…’
      ‘NO! No one cared about my opinion! I AM AN ARTISTE!’

      Seriously though she shoots down about half the questions he asks her. The poor guy asked about her relationship, her co stars attractiveness, her old job, her current movie, and her looks, and got about 4 sentences out of it.

    • Agnetha says:

      You know, I really wanted to like her but after actually reading this interview I think she is not only dumb, but also very unpleasant. She is quickly going to alienate anyone who still likes her if she keeps this crap up. K-Stew may be pretentious, but she is also awkward and admits it. This Amber girl is waaay too into herself.

  5. Nubiahbella says:

    from profile she looks a lot like KStew!

  6. Elodie says:

    Bitch siddown had you not been linked to Johnny Depp you wouldn’t make this mag cover for a start! People and their delusion of grandeur wtf???

  7. Tanguerita says:

    Seriously, I cound’t pick her out from a lineup to save my life. She seems to possess no recognizable personality whatsoever. Artist? Girl, Bob Dylan is an artist. Picasso was one. You are just one of thousand Hollywood starlets who was lucky enough to find your way into the bed of an ageing star.

  8. lady_luck says:

    She actually makes me physically ill, and with her lack of moral boundaries she would be far better suited to porn.

  9. Bijlee says:

    How are greed and power old themes? Doesn’t she exhibit those in her career? Dang this girl just sounds completely standoffish and rude in this interview. She is not bright at all. She is a beautiful girl though. As meh as these photos are, I still think she looks great.

    And paranoia looks dumb. That movie will sink.

  10. lady mary. says:

    she is just another graduate from the Remora school of Famewhores

  11. Shelley says:

    Talentless, forgettable and sleeping with a has-been Depp. Yes girl. You go girl.

    • Onyx says:

      Agreed to all except for the has-been Depp part. It isn’t true and you know it. She’s on a magazine cover and all over the media just because of dating him.

    • kate says:

      has-been depp? Oh please the man is still as popular as ever and the lone ranger wouldn’t even make money without him.
      if he is a has-been why is all his news all over the media? why is the people giving attention to the girl he is dating? he is never has-been and no one can deny it he will always be a big deal.

    • kate says:

      in what earth is the rum diary a big movie? 2 of his recent movies made a billion dollar so he is what he used to be and better and no one cares about the US gross if the movie did well ww
      the tourist made $278 ww with a $100 which means it was a semi-hit
      keep in mind all of these movies were panned harshly but depsite that they made money because of what? Him.
      anyway the BO doesn’t mean anything and it has nothing to do with the popularity of the actor, nicole kidman and charlize theron are popular and all the people cares about them but all of their latest movies were flops (domestically)

  12. Jennifer12 says:

    To quote Lainey, the reason Amber is garnering any power is because Johnny is her boyfriend. She’s not an artist; she’s someone who is giving up certain personality traits to gain power. And it’s not like she’s been in anything particularly artistic.

  13. Sisi says:

    This would only have been funnier if it had been Celebrity Magazine.

  14. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Amber needs to do several meaty independent film roles. Otherwise, we have no gauge of her talent. Right now, she’s just a beauty queen hanging off an old man’s arm and riding his be-scarfed coattails in the most obvious way.

  15. Lark says:

    Aye. Amber is beautiful, but she is forgettable. There are lots of busty blonde actresses out there too, she doesn’t have anything that makes her stand out. She’s damn lucky that the press didn’t go after her for the Johnny thing, because anyone with common sense can see that very likely started when he was still with Vanessa Paradis.

    • Matilda says:

      Unless you were with them your ‘common sense’ is nothing but mere speculation. Even the tabloids have declared that Depp and Vanessa were done way before, kept the split under the wraps and he just rebounded with this hot young thing during that press tour. That is why the press is not after her, this is not some juicy cheating scandal and Depp doesn’t sell his personal life to the media a s well.

  16. Stef Leppard says:

    The mag cover says “Flare,” not “Flaunt.”

    The pics are so boring. Maybe she’s just not a good model.

  17. Melissa says:

    This has to be one of the most boring air-headed interviews I’ve read. No substance at all….

    And I do like Amber…to make it worse.

  18. Kiddo says:

    I never heard of her before and only came to know about her because of her relationship with Johnny Depp. She is beautiful, though.

  19. Bubulle says:

    She is such an hypocrite, she is known to call the paparazzis, she loves the attention, and how artistic are those pictures ?

    http://www.contactmusic.com/photo/amber_heard_2018369

    http://www.contactmusic.com/photo/amber_heard_2073907

  20. Tessa says:

    She’s so up her own ass right now. Holy shit! I am finding it hard to find anything redeeming about her right now.

  21. Talie says:

    She’s always been like this, people just never paid attention before she had an A-list boyfriend.

    She could get lucky down the line and be pulled out of blonde obscurity like January Jones was, but that doesn’t happen too often.

  22. Helvetica says:

    Interview comes off like she is trying too hard to be cool/elusive and she just ends up sounding standoffish and too far up her own a$$.

  23. TG says:

    I have no clue who this chick is except for her appearances in tabloids as being bisexual and now arm candy to Johnny Depp. I have no I heresy in her beyond that. Does she actually appear in movies?

  24. Kay says:

    She’s pretty, but very bland/beige. There’s something missing. It’s like whoever made her forgot the final ingredient or something.
    But from the way she talks, she sounds like someone who studied the fame game of top entertainers and is regurgitating stuff she’s heard before. Only difference is she isn’t that talented, and for someone who claims to be an artist, at 27 she should be much more developed as an actor than she currently is.

  25. bns says:

    Major downgrade on Johnny’s part. Not only is Vanessa more beautiful, she’s also smarter and more interesting.

  26. MrsBPitt says:

    I thought she was just a crappy actress, with generic looks, but I guess shes obnoxious too!!!! Wow…the trifecta!

  27. Vicky says:

    She is very beautiful. I still remember what a beauty she was when I saw Rum Diaries. She reminds me a lot of young Angelina..she managed to change so I won’t be surprised if Amber changes her style.

  28. christine says:

    I believe the magazine is called Flare, not flaunt. Although flaunt is closer to her current attitude.

  29. Ann says:

    Probably Depp’s influence. He thinks he’s an “artist” while his playing a pirate and raking in the dough.

    • Kate says:

      Sorry Depp still calls himself a guy “making faces and speaking other people’s lines”, except that he’s one of the best actors of his generation, others have called him an ‘artist’ who has plenty to fall back upoon apart from playing the ‘Oscar-nominated’ pirate. By the way he has gone out of his way to say Hollywood movies are no art.

      This talentless nobody is the pretentious one ‘cos as they say empty vessels make noise.She tries to be Depp but fails ‘cos she’s dumb.

    • Meg says:

      er..when did Depp call himself an ‘artist’? Even recently he just referred to the whole thing as just speaking other people’s lines and he isn’t interested in doing that for a long time. Depp is strange, but not pretentious or stuck-up.

    • defacto says:

      Depp is a huge star and a celebrated actor but he has never talked about himself in a self-important way. On the contrary he’s often as self-effacing as possible.
      This chick is like James France except that Franco actually has talent to back up his pretensions.

    • fresaryINsoup says:

      You mean the Johnny Depp who called his world-famous character as a ‘skunk who’s just irrelevant and gets away with it’? Is this how someone refers to himself as an ‘artist’? I wonder where the Depp-haters get their ideas from??

    • Mathew says:

      Just because he rakes in the dough doesn’t mean he considers himself an ‘artist’. Johnny Depp is as humble as they come.
      This chick is gorgeous but needs to improve her image-building skills and oh, learn how to act as well.

    • Madison says:

      What are you talking about?? I’ve never heard Johnny Depp calling himself an ‘artist’. He has always seemed too reluctant to talk much about his own work, talent or hard-work, just calling himself to be lucky and grateful that the audience haven’t abandoned him so far. Infact I’ve seldom read him talking more about himself than say gushing about his heroes like Keith, Hunter etc. All this despite being a world-famous and talented actor for years.

      If you don’t like him fine but please don’t be ridiculous and don’t compare him with this pretentious, talentless no-personality chick just because he’s boning her.

    • Lara says:

      Depp is eccentric and can get impulsive at times but there’s not a pretentious bone in his body. He’s always said that he just does whatever he wants to do and that’s it.The only thing he’s complained about is papparazzi and that’s understandable.

      This girl is just trying too hard to be taken seriously but just come off as unlikable and obnoxious. No cares about you Amber except as Depp’s girl.

    • lol says:

      Depp never refrred to himself as an artist or said something like that he is always way too humble about himself and his work and this pirate role got him an oscar nom which makes it artistic even if it was in a popcorn flick.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      And if you’re going to trash talk his pirate role-which only got too clichéd AFTER the third one (he should’ve just stopped then), you need to do your research.

      If it wasn’t for Depp, we’d have a boring, “straight” pirate. The producers wanted Jack Sparrow to be played straight, like a real pirate, while Johnny wanted to base him off of Keith Richards. Pure magic. I was a kid when my older sister got Pirates of the Caribbean for Christmas, and she eventually got so annoyed with me asking to watch the movie, that she gave it to me. I used to watch that movie almost every day.

  30. MeowuiRose says:

    She is giving off Khloe Kardashian vibes in the 5th pic. She is pretty but her hair looks so fried in these pictures. Her demands to be seen as an “artist” make me think she knows she is average at best and is incredibly insecure about it.

  31. Chris says:

    Strategy for staying out of the media: no one gives a sh*t.

  32. Ray says:

    She sounds like her and James Franco were made or each other, they should do an interpretive dance into the sunset while instagramming it and try to out douche each other

  33. MellyBee says:

    Oh, Johnny. Why would you give up the gorgeous, smart AND talented Vanessa for this person? It makes zero sense.

  34. Emma says:

    She’s trying way too hard.

  35. Alexandria says:

    FYI Amber, you’re not the next coming of Sharon Stone.

  36. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Everytime I look at her, I think she is pretty, but if I am not looking at her, I can’t recall her face to save my life.

    I’m going to play Devil’s Advocate here and say that I like her answer on the “Looks” question. She gave a nice, wry answer to a stupid question that starlets get asked about but male stars never do.

    • Becky says:

      I agree with that. Overall it’s a dumb interview but I liked what she said about the “Looks” thing and even the gun laws. However if you notice even here we talk only about women, the ones we don’t like, being products of plastic surgery but not say the same thing about men. Is it really all that surprising then that only actresses are questioned about looks?

  37. Sarah says:

    And another insufferable “non celebrity” celebrity has come of age.

  38. Bird says:

    I just can’t stand her for some reason. She’s takes herself far too seriously.

  39. Sarah says:

    And another insufferable “non celebrity” celebrity has arrived.

  40. Dawn says:

    I don’t hold anything against her. I think she went to Hollywood and learned that there is a game you must play to become successful. And she is playing that game. She was just lucky to hit upon Johnny Depp while he was going through his mid-life crisis and the rest will be history. If she doesn’t have the talent she will not be successful once Johnny drops her. We shall see and I actually watched the Playboy show and thought she was the weak link in it.

  41. magpie says:

    She may be famous cause of Johnny but she’s also shot herself in the foot in the “likeability” department. I thought she was gorge, now I can’t stand her.

  42. gg says:

    I guess she’s pretty but honestly she makes zero impression on me because I’ve never seen any of her movies, the titles and subjects don’t even interest me, and I will never watch television pap like Californication, ever, ever, ever. I’d rather be shot.

    She’s just like another cutesy little high school cheerleader. Bland. Maybe she should chop her hair off and get some edge from somewhere.

  43. Laura says:

    I think in order to be an artist she needs to learn how to actually act first…. she was AWFUL in the Rum Diary.

  44. boredbrit says:

    ‘I don’t want to be a celebrity’ Well you’re doing a great job so far saying it in an interview. Not.

    If she really didn’t want to be a celebrity, we’d know- because she wouldn’t be talking about it in a magazine.

  45. Sandy says:

    In one part of the interview she says she doesn’t want her relationship to be like Brad and Angelina and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.She would never have to worry about the media being in her relationship like Brad and Angelina. Most people don’t even know who she is. I had never heard of her before she started boning Johnny Depp.Celebrities kill me when they say they want to be known for their “art”.

  46. Tiffany27 says:

    She doesn’t have a driver: “At a certain point, you just have to say, OK, I’m not going to let other people dictate how I run my life.”

    B*tch what? A driver drives you where you TELL them to go!!!

  47. Shy says:

    I think Amber and KStew would make a perfect couple. They are both bisexuals and they sound exactly alike. They both think too highly of themselves and both are horrible actors.

  48. Reah Greene says:

    Did you see pics of her and her ex girlftiend together?They semed like they were really in love.She has never looked as happy with Johnny Depp as she did with her ex girlfriend.I honestly think that she is just using him for the career boost and is really a lesbian.But if that is the kind of person she is then her ex gf deserves better anyway.She just does not come off as being a great person.

  49. Dee says:

    She not very likeable is she? She also sounds way above herself and kinda dumb.

  50. Ginger says:

    A 68 Ford Mustang? I don’t even need to read the interview…that makes her cool in my book! (I own a Mustang too) But seriously, she is a gorgeous woman and these photos make her look bland and as if she’s only capable of one expression.

  51. Bob says:

    I couldnt stand it when kstew said stuff like this. But at least Kstew has a successful career that perhaps led her to believe she is an amazing artist. This bimbo must be delusional

  52. Ms. Blankenship says:

    She seems pretentious because she IS honestly pretentious.

    • Mel says:

      This is more than pretension.She just sounds dumb. She doesn’t have a driver because others shouldn’t dictate her life. Dafuq??? Does she even realize people wouldn’t even care even if she’s rolling on the sidewalk of a bar if Depp isn’t around?

      ‘artist’? which actor calls herself one?? And when asked about keeping low-profile she talks about strategy as if it’s something out of this world. Her character is just about maipulating Liam’s with sex scenes but she says the character wasn’t written as sexy?? Finally she says she chooses her roles but ends with sayiong she’s working with whatever she’s got??

      Bitch doesn’t know what she’s talking about, tries to be like Depp but is instead embarassing herself because she’s no brains.

  53. Cam S says:

    I wish I had her nose. Or the plastic surgeons number who gave her that nose…

  54. Jane says:

    The movies she’s chosen say otherwise.

  55. Bea says:

    What a silly little girl she is.

  56. Meg says:

    I think amber looks great in these pics-i don’t know why you said she doesn’t.
    i loved the part where she said she hated modeling because ‘no one was interested in my opinion’
    well of course they weren’t, you’re there to model!

  57. Raquel says:

    Yawn. Sweetie, you are not an artist unless you can either independently create, or be actively involved in a multi-person process of creation (doing what the creators tell you is not active involvement…which is why the vast majority of actors/resses and models are not artists. Some of the very talented ones definitely are–these are, ironically, the least likely to declare themselves creators or artists or whatever). And, Amber, dear, let’s be serious. You would struggle to create a shallow 2 minute performance piece. That word just gets so much mileage with pretentious little people who have no idea what it means, and that is definitely what is happening here.

    Seriously, what is it with hitting the slightest bit of fame (in her case, the very slightest) that makes people completely lose their heads and start believing that they are sophisticated AWHTISTS?

  58. Becky says:

    Johnny Depp is a top superstar and great actor but do people still care about who he’s dating?? He’s like 50 and not a really much of a hearthrob anymore. Guess that’s why Amber fronts as if she doesn’t want to talk about her personal life because at this point she’ll be treated only as his sex-toy. She probably realizes that the relationship is powerful only behind the screens, so no point in trying to make a brand out of it or creating an intrigue.

    I guess she just wants to take advantage of the whole situation and establish herself independantly but she should realize she actually needs talent, work and personality instead of just talking about being an ‘”artist”.

    • oh yea says:

      Obviously they do which means he is still as popular and as big deal as ever 50 or not and thats why his news and pictures with amber are all over the internet and also thats why the people are giving her the attention.
      as for hearthrob, he looks better than ever so yea he is still a hearthrob and always will be.

      • A says:

        Eh, no.
        He’s in the news and “popular” (declining) because of him leaving the mother of his children for a young actress he met on a movie set.
        And he’s not a heartthrob anymore lol that train left a long time ago. Now he’s more famous for his necklaces and scarves, and oh, his midlife crisis.
        RIP 80s,90s, and early 2000, Johnny.
        (his movies and acting are terrible now!)

      • @A says:

        um no he’s in the news because he is JOHNNY DEPP and i don’t see them mentioning anything about “left the mother of his kids” and “mid life crisis” all of this BS is just in the gossip websites
        and why would he be in the news because he left the mother of his kids which no one knows or care about? just deal with it and stop dening it he is still as popular as ever and the people talks about every single thing he does
        i don’t think the heartthrob train left long time ago because his teen fan base is getting bigger and bigger and they drool over every new picture of him
        famous for mid life crisis? Oh wow so its a fact now?

  59. Mala says:

    Haters, you can hate her all what you want. But she still will be the pretty woman on the arms of the man that most of you want!! (because the jealousy toward her it’s obvious here)

    • Bijlee says:

      Lol Amber you can keep Depp. I never found the appeal to be honest.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      YES! The customary “you’re just a jealous hater” comment that was severely lacking on this thread.

      I’ve seen homeless hotter than ol’ Depp so I’m completely ok with Amber having his over-the-hill ass all to her pretty little self.

    • whateveryouwantittobe says:

      Uhh chill out. A lot of us aren’t 13 anymore dear. And I have my own hot guy thanks. This is the shit I imagine people read when they’ve had a hard day and just want to unwind a bit, in the end it doesn’t really mean anything.

      These people put themselves out there for fodder, they are fame/attention whores, being interviewed having not really done anything interesting enough to justify an entire article going to print.

      She’s surprisingly bland and try hard. She probably wants the respect and admiration and fame that comes with being an artist, time will tell if she’s an ‘artist’.

  60. Leslie says:

    I know nothing about her as an “artist” or anything she’s done except Rum Diaries where she hooked up with the famous Johnny Depp. Now she’s know for being Johnny’s current piece. Once they split, she will fade into oblivion unless she can act? Can she act?

  61. Kiddo says:

    Hear ye, Hear ye. I would like to have a town meeting calling for the official termination of the phrase, Haters.

    Everyone that you don’t love or don’t appreciate for any reason, like feeling that the person is lacking in merit of their field, does not automatically fall under the category of hate. That involves way too much emotional investment. Calling people “haters” assumes way too much devotion. Plus it always sounds like words emanating through the walls of a sixth grade class, and nanner nanner nanner boo boo, too. I don’t mean to toss this at any one person, I just got sick of it in general. In fact, I hate the expression Haters. I do have devotion to hating that. Someone please set it on fire and toss the ashes into the sea. Thank you.

  62. Ipl says:

    Johnny Depp is over and this person is both symbol and cause of it. She is of no interest. Lack of moral boundaries indeed. The only one brought down by his own foolishness is Depp himself. The vacuousness quoted reflects what he has come to.

  63. St says:

    Honey, the only reason why some people know your name is because your are dating 50 years old A-list celebrity that left mother of his children for you. That is also the only reason why anyone cares to read your interviews. Also you have very ordinary and forgettable face. Which puts to an end your any hopes to become real movie star as leading lady. I saw your face so many times and still won’t recognize you in the movie.

  64. miriam says:

    She’s seems to be going for more of a demure and older look than the blonde bimbo look she had before. But at the end of the day, unless she actually has the talent, drive and fearlessness to become more than just a face, that’s all she will remain.

  65. sunnydaze says:

    Am I alone in thinking she looks like some kristen stewert/scarlet mash up? It seems like they’re all just starting to blend together….

  66. OhDear says:

    She looks vaguely like Scarlett Johanssen (sp?), no?

    Otherwise, she needs to do more and say less.

  67. Glaughy says:

    Eh, whatever. I still like her more than Kstew… less than Jlaw. I think if she chooses the right projects, she could be huge in the next few years. She is pretty…

  68. darkangel says:

    This reminds me of Jessica Alba’s interviews back when she was the starlet du jour. She also had a chip on her pretty shoulders and didn’t receive much training from her PR team on what to and what not to say in print. We all know how that worked out. Ditto Megan Fox. Hopefully Amber wises up before she becomes a Hollywood has been before her career even takes off.

  69. Marlin says:

    Amber is hilarious, not only because she is not an artist and nor a celebrity.
    She became the girlfriend or a famous home wrecker and nothing more.

  70. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    By the way, art is about telling the truth – so she’s already off to a bad start there.

  71. Hawk says:

    I’m curious about something, maybe one of you can clear this up.
    Amber “come out” a few years ago.
    Now I remember reading that when she did this, she told everyone she was a lesbian in a long term relationship with another woman.
    But…when her star started to rise, and she got more acting gigs (including the awful Playboy Club) she’s bisexual.
    Now…Johnny Depp takes a liking to her on the set of Rum Diaries and now she’s heterosexual.
    I’m sorry, I’m thinking she used the Gay/bi thing for attention, but she dropped it when uberstar Johnny Depp came along.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I think you’re dead on.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Well, according to wiki, she did date a lot of men before Tasia….I can think of one-Crispin Glover. But she came out as dating a woman, which I don’t get why she didn’t just say that she was bisexual and dating a woman. I guess she wanted some* good pr moves left, in case her career flagged. Because she did get a lot of gossip articles, when the rumors came out that she and Johnny were together that were confused, being that we all thought she was a lesbian.

  72. Dommy Dearest says:

    They look lackluster because Amber is lackluster. A pretty face only goes so far. Loved her as a zombie though.

  73. Truth Hurts Deal says:

    She’s a mediocre actress, looks mediocre in these pix, and judging from her own words here has a mediocre personality

  74. laetster says:

    I don t know where all this “vanessa left him heartbroken” come from, i don t think it is true and while promoting her new album in france this is not what she suggested. And FYI Vanessa Paradis is a star in Europe I know that people in the US don t really know her but we do and if you listen to all of her new songs you underdstand that she was dumped and betrayed.

    And Amber good for you to have landed that foxy Johnny but if you don t want to talk about your personnal life don t come off a plane with your hand on Deep’son, take another exit and maybe respect the fact that the mum of those kids always protect them and never used them for publicity.

    • bleh bleh says:

      Oh look a vanessa farafis fan who wants to make her look good! didn’t you read her varity interview? she said nothing but wonderful things about johnny and if she was dumped and betrayed they wouldn’t be friends and in a good relationship would they? she also wouldn’t let amber touch her kids if she was the cause of the spilt

  75. aquarius64 says:

    Entertainment Weekly has an article in its current issue about New Hollywood Entertainers on the Rise. These are movie, TV, and stage actors; musicians; authors, etc. of all ages. Some have been around for a minute. Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Hiddleston made the cut. The rest of the performers the list is just as fascinating. Needless to say Amber is not on the list, as well as “the Biebs”, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus. The Twilight Trio (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner) didn’t make it on there; and that’s odd considering EW had been in the tank for the franchise since the beginning. I think Amber and the motley crew were not named because of lack of talent and being tabloid fixtures. To Amber and the rest of the dishonorably un-mentioned by EW: until you get more write ups for your GOOD work in your fields and not for your love lives and other shenanigans, you will not be recognized as artists. (Swift won industry awards, but her serial dating overshadows her work.)

  76. E-v-E says:

    she strikes me as a movie’s industry Lana Del Rey, vintage ‘beauty queen’ (funny enough is featured in LDR fanvid for Driving in cars with boys) looking stoned half the time or maybe just blank, semi-talented, fancies herself as artist and different, uses her older men connections to climb to the top. Well all I get from these photoshoots and interviews is ‘whatevs’ :D

  77. Meggin says:

    He definitely has a “type”: uppity blondes.

  78. RPG says:

    She’s so full of it with this “…not a celebrity” mishmash. She’s dating Depp, for starters, and then those older pics of her at the gas station a year or two ago sealed the deal. Shaddup.

  79. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I guess Guess cheaped out on the colorist…or the colorist wasn’t getting paid properly – worked for a small company where Guess was taking a long time to pay their account and basically expecting free work. This big profit company really screwed the small guy. What profit is made of I Guess…

  80. OhPlease says:

    Amber has a chip on her shoulder because she’s trying too hard to fill the gap left by Johnny’s Vanessa Paradis. For years Vanessa has been saying she’s an artist and doesn’t buy into what Hollywood likes. Now Amber, mesmerized by Depp, is tooting the same horn. Amber may be a physical beauty now, but she will never compare to Vanessa Paradis in talent or artistry, not to mention Vanessa’s beauty when she was Amber’s age.

    • fresaryINasoup says:

      Vanessa at Amber’s age was a tired-looking Kate Moss and Kate Moss isn’t much of a beauty in the first place. I find it funny when people say Amber is just a typical Hollywoood beauty when actually she has an old-school movie star vibe about her and healthy looking curves.
      What was Vanessa??? Just a typical European model looking woman (even her teeth-gap is a novelty only to Americans, it’s pretty common among French models) resembling Kate Moss which was one of the main resons Depp rebounded with her, something the whole world knows. Van may call herself an artist as a singer but she is just a popstar who doesn’t even write her own songs and apart from that, is just an actress (not even all that good) and model herself. And French films are just another movie industry like Hollywood so Vanessa isn’t above anyone else.

    • Kim says:

      Amber doesn’t compare to Van’s ‘beauty’? No, as much as I like Van’s personality it’s not true. To be honest Amber isn’t a typical model-like or femme-fatale Hollywood beauty.Probably why she doesn’t have a model career. Amber has a classic beauty like Scar-Jo which isn’t commonplace.

      It’s indeed Van who looks like a typical European model (petite version) an yeah I agree with others, a Kate-Moss lookalike and is just a pop-star and actress, no ‘artist’ for crying out aloud. Van had way better personality, though. Ofcourse Depp’s relationship with this girl cannot be same as it was with Van, that could be playing some part I guess.

    • ohPlease please says:

      I’ve witnessed Vanessa’s work and she isn’t much of a talent tbh. She’s got like one or two good movies and a couple of hit songs. Otherwise it’s just been a pretentious career thanks to ‘connections’..’Artist’?? Laughable. For one last time Depp, Paradis, Amber…none of them are ‘Artists’. Paradis is a pop-star.

      • Suzie says:

        People call-out Amber for being no good other than to shed her clothes in movies but they probaby have no idea what Paradis used to be. She got attention for prancing around in nude whe she was barely 16 in Noche Blanche, becoming a ‘lolita’ for the fantasies of the older men, not much famed for other than her ‘youthful’ looks,glam model and wild child image. I’ve like her only in ‘The Girl on the Bridge’ and ‘ Cafe de flore’ (interestingly the former happened around the begiining of Depp relationship & latter adround the break-up)

        She’s benefitted from riding the coat-tailes of Karl, Lenny Kravitz etc. Kravitz produced her first big album and years later Johnny financed her world tour of ‘same oldsong collections’ after cooling her heels at home for nearly 7 years. Her insistence to spend more time in France for the sake of reviving her career (Cafe de flore, Hollywood-inspired Heartbreaker) seems to have led the split. She’s got a nice setttlement thanks to Depp’s fortune and wasn’t just interested in saving the relationship anymore. BTW, she’s in a Hollywood movie. So much for all her talks for not being interetsed in Hollywood.

  81. Melanie says:

    I agree. Paradis is just a Kate Moss look-alike. It’s funny that she never used to be liked much on this site but now that she’s an EX, everybody’s is sympathizing with her and putting her on an pedestal. As you said her ‘looks’ are unique only to Americans, I’ve seen common French people looking just like her.
    Paradis called herself an artist?? lol! All of Depp’s girlfriends seems to be the same pretentious type, atleast Moss hardly opens her mouth. However yes, they all seem to model themselves upon him when it comes to the whole anti-celebrity, media thing, smitten or subjugated by him. following him like a puppy. It does make me wonder what it’s like to date him!!!

    • Suzie says:

      For a long time even Depp fans didn’t like her because they deemed her responsible for Depp-Moss break-up by getting herself knocked-up too soon. At that time the press directly called her ‘the Scarlett woman’ and that Moss was depressed and that Depp was trying to reconcile with. Vanessa had smugly retorted ‘He’s mine, no can take him away from me’ and received the same kind of flak like Amber does now. Thing is all Hollywood relationships work the same, no one is better than the other.

      And yes Vanessa is indeed a Kate-Moss lookalike, the original rebound. As for himhe probably gets himself with women who are in awe of him and are flexible according to him. Vanessa was doing nothing but gushing about him like a teen for years just like Amber did during the press-tour (which is why I knew something was up even at that time)

  82. Ahem says:

    Vanessa Paradis has won several acting awards, one when she was quite young, and one recently. In her last film, she played an unattractive, plain woman, the mother of a child with down syndrome and the role won her best actress, a Cesar, Canadian and French equivalent to an oscar. See the clips from the French film “Girl on a Bridge” when she was young–she has an on screen magnetism that’s quite rare. You cannot deny that she is an artist unless you don’t know her work at all. Read something besides the gossip rags. She’s an even rarer artist, able to act, sing, model and raise 2 beautiful children. She loves her homeland, and the musicians she has worked with–Lenny Kravitz, Matthieu Chedid, Benjamin Biolay–all artists with a big following–speak very highly of her musical talent. She’s quirky and her looks are unique. She’s a popular singer in France, and has been since she was 15. Her “girl in a cage” ad for Chanel is a classic, done when she was young. Amber will never compare to Vanessa in acting ability, artistry, looks or class. I’m having a hard time buying Amber–she looks like a young Morgan Fairchild,typical Hollywood IMHO. Her artistry is about as captivating as an Ayn Rynd prayer book. I do wish Amber luck with discovering who she truly is.