Amber Heard: ‘Knowledge is my religion. That need for stimuli is a constant’

Amber Heard

Amber Heard received a feature in the September issue of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit magazine, and I’m actually beginning to feel sorry for her at this point. The editorial itself is titled, “Leading Lady,” and the timing is bad considering that this feature was meant to promote Paranoia. The movie itself only grossed $3.5 million on opening weekend (on a $35 million budget) with leading man Liam Hemsworth failing to reach a post-franchise audience. Let’s hope that Amber enjoyed her snazzy, Depp-provided trailer, right? Of course, one could easily argue that Amber didn’t have a hand in this movie’s failure.

Ah well. Amber is still prominently covered in this month’s The Edit, and the journo spends much of the piece emphasizing how Amber supposedly looks younger than her true age (27 years old). The rest of us get the feeling that Amber has been rehearsing her overnight-stardom narrative for over a decade. And that would be a justified feeling because Amber (according to her own story) has been plugging away in Hollywood for approximately 11 years, yet she only started receiving magazine covers when she started dating Johnny Depp. Now Amber has been steadily telling a 10+ year-old story about how she left Texas with a heart of gold and a gun. Here’s The Edit’s new interview with Amber.

Amber Heard

On being an intellectual: “Knowledge is my religion. That need for stimuli is a constant in my life.”

On leaving Texas at age 16: “I needed to go. I didn’t have a goal. I was just curious and hungry, and had nothing to lose. I come from the middle of nowhere and grew up with nothing. I remember my biggest hurdle was that I wasn’t yet 18, and it caused some problems — getting a hotel room, for instance. I was on my own. I forged my parents’ name to be on set, because I was a minor, but I was working as an adult. I forged a fake ID too. [My parents] did not react ideally, as you would expect. But they also couldn’t stop me.”

On her bisexuality: “I have had relationships, successful relationships, with men, and I had a great relationship with a wonderful woman. I will never beg for an easy classification or label for that moment in my life, or assume to know what the future holds for me. I have always been always will be just who I am and I will never be fake for anyone.”

Why did she come out as a bisexual? “I am not ever going to be a person who has a desire to expose myself more than I feel. Being a private person made me not want to expose myself any more than I already had. But I also felt I had a responsibility to not appear to be in hiding. I watched people around me succumb to hiding and hiding denotes shame. I feel, and felt, zero shame. We all love who we love; we don’t choose it.”

On her religious upbringing: “Catholic schools do not have a reputation for being breeding grounds for inquiry, or curiosity, but they are the ideal breeding ground for rebellion.”

On the “hoopla” of her current relationship: “If I didn’t want to be scrutinized, I would have just stayed in Texas. It’s way easier to do what people expect of you. As a kid, I would have loved to accept what I was being told in church. In fact, I prayed for that.”

On relationships in general: “I have always had very, very good relationships and good breakups. I have never been part of a situation where there was mistrust, or betrayal. Going into relationships is just as difficult as coming out of them. I have never been in the situation where the two have overlapped. I can’t imagine how difficult that would be.”

Has she arrived? “I have been doing this as the only means to sustain myself for 11 years — my entire adult life. People have been calling me an up-and-comer for 10 years. I would rather be called that than a flash in the pan.”

[From Net A Porter's The Edit]

There really is so much here to discuss, but what stands out most to me is Amber’s denial of any “overlap” between going in and out of relationships. Clearly, Amber is full of crap and can’t get her story straight because there were several tabloid stories last year about how Amber floated between Tasya Van Ree and Johnny Depp before finally settling upon the latter.

Also, does Amber really think she’s the only former Catholic girl “gone bad”? At least she looks good in this editorial. This girl is gorgeous.

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Photos courtesy of The Edit

 

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  1. Eleonor says:

    poseur.
    her intellectual ego should start to hang out with the artsy one of Lady Gaga.

    • It'sJustBlanche says:

      Yeah. It’s getting old. She’s gorgeous but trying way too hard. And I thought she was in her thirties.

    • Ella says:

      I saw her on a rerun of Top Gear the other day, and she told them she read books by authors such as George Orwell and Salman Rushdie when she was was young, and everyone sort of went “oooh…aaahhhh!” and she was like “yeah.” Who DIDN’T read authors such as George Orwell and Salman Rushdie at some point? Now her Wikipedia entry says “she read books by authors such as George Orwell and Salman Rushdie,” as though it’s this unique biographical insight. She just really wants us all to know that she’s not just pretty, she’s an intellectual gun owner FROM TEXAS with an interest in women and fast cars. She’s marketing herself to heterosexual males so hard.

      • Bijlee says:

        *Facepalm*

        Why Amber, why?????

      • WendyNerd says:

        Next she’ll be saying that she’s into Shakespeare, too, and that makes her all smart and stuff.

        I read Down and Out in Paris and London when I was thirteen.

        It reminds me of this exchange from A Fish Called Wanda: “You think you’re an intellectual, don’t you, ape?”

        “Apes don’t read philosophy.”

        “Yes they do, Otto. They just don’t understand it. Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not “Every man for himself.” And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.”

        I feel like this whenever I read about supposedly “intellectual” celebrities. Unless you’re Emma Thompson and went to Cambridge, then GTFO.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        and I read Kerouac and Dostoevsky when I was 13. That doesn’t make me intellectual, just curious. And funny… I was raised in a Catholic children’s home and attended Catholic schools and I’m incredibly curious and question everything. That’s how we were taught in my school.

      • Kcaia says:

        Me too, catholic girl, catholic school. But I do consider myself somewhat of an intellectual. What is the criteria? I have a GED, but in my spare time sometimes I study philosophy and quantum physics. Yeah, weird. It all goes back to that question I asked the nun in kindergarten, if God made everything, then who made God?

      • MooHoo says:

        well, i guess she needs some angle as otherwise she is just pretty and someone’s gf.

      • Slap Dash says:

        bingo perfect on the male gaze marketing.

      • Londerland says:

        Yeah, any time anyone starts banging on about the smart books they read as a kid, I just cringe. Seriously, that is exactly the kind of poseur crap any kid brags about. I can see myself doing it at fourteen, leaving my intellectual tome on on the school desk and praying someone would notice. It’s like that time Kate Bosworth went strolling round LA with The Master And The Margarita (or whatever it was) carefully tucked between her fingers so the title was always visible. Yeah, sure, you’re a genius, shut up now.

        Bottom line, if you’ve got it, you don’t need to brag about it.

    • Nan says:

      Haha — great comparison. They’re both trying to make themselves into “legends” but to get the public to sign on you gotta have something of legendary proportions to base it on. Amber comes across as really bland in both intelligence and beauty. That bi thing has been around forever, Madonna capitalized on that, then Angelina, and many more. It’s not rocking boats anymore, sorry.
      To be beautiful, you need something a little strange, and Amber is not, she’s perfectly symmetrical, she’s not fashion-forward and in all respects seems totally in the box – check, check and check. She has no edge at all — the only thing this tells is that Depp has outgrown his kooky-crazy model thing and now just has a model(-type) thing?

      • M79 says:

        As a bisexual woman, it’s hard to here someone say refer to my sexuality as “that bi thing” and say “it’s not rocking people’s boats any more”. Here is a woman who has just done an interview explaining why she came out, because she is not ashamed and she doesn’t want to hide. Let’s stop pretending like bisexuality isn’t a legitimate orientation. I think people fail to realize the magnitude to which being honest about your sexuality (for those of us with an alternate sexuality) puts us at risk and in danger. There is far more to lose by doing this than to gain, even in Hollywood. I see the comments about this woman and I wonder if people would be as negative if she were straight. It’s unfortunate if there are some celebrities who have exploited the label while having not truly lived it or having called themselves that when experimenting, but there are also celebrities out there who are bisexual and have remained open and honest about it and I applaud it. When I hear the negative commentary, it just reminds me of how much further one has to go and how much harder they have to push to just be themselves in the world, and how necessary bridges to understanding our differences really are, even in 2013.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Lord, add to this the “I read Ayn Rand in high-school” comments and my eye roll is complete.

      We all read. Reading doesn’t denote understanding or intellectual inquiry. If she can prove that then I’ll be impressed. Until then – sit down Amber.

      Oh, btw, I wonder if Amber picked up on the irony in stating that she was a fan of Ayn Rand? The (female) main character, Dagny, in Atlas Shrugged had an affair with a wealthy industrialist and broke up his marriage.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I don’t understand why people belittle those that aspire to be intellectual.

      I’d much rather hear “I like to read books” than “I’m ignorant and proud”! Just because a person admits to having intellectual curiosity doesn’t mean they are positioning themselves as MORE intelligent than others.

      • tealily says:

        Agreed! I wish people would lay off her. Clearly she is answering the questions she is being asked. I don’t understand if we’re mad at her because she is bisexual or because she is openly bisexual? Are we mad at her because she is from Texas, grew up Catholic and reads books, or because she mentioned these things in an interview? She can only has the answers she has to these questions.

      • butch says:

        Her latest interviews are all the same. Different journalists don’t ask the same questions. That means: this is the message her PR wants to bring across to the reader. Marketing!

      • Meredith says:

        @ Tiffany :) I agree. But she still sounds like such a poser. Dropping the names of profound authors like they’re her special cool friends somehow. It seems like she’s talking about it and that’s all. Where is this great intellectual thirst in her life and where is it leading her? Oh yeah, straight to the best trailers Depp can get her.

      • Kcaia says:

        +1 Tiffany. Maybe its just me, but I’ve always considered a person an intellectual by a mixture of perception, curiousity, intelligence, and wisdom, not by what degrees they have from which school. You can be an intellectual from life experience as well as from education, but you cannot teach yourself to be intellectual. Either you are or you aren’t. My grandmother told me recently all of my cousins, aunts, uncles agree that Im the smartest grandchild, and Im the only one without a college degree or masters. My cousins went to Georgetown, Ohio State, UMD, Penn State, etc. I finished tenth grade and some college. Sorry to be so humble here, but I think its ok to love and value ones mind.

      • Turtle Dove says:

        Tiffany,

        The way that Amber is presenting her literary pursuits is better than thou. As I said, we all read. I much prefer sci-fi and literary classics, but I don’t present this is a haughty way, or in an attempt to be superior, which is the impression that Amber gives.

        Kcaia – Not to burst your bubble, but University and post-secondary education are barometers of intelligence. Sure, we can all cite people who are dorks and have degrees, but higher learning is valued. A person can be as curious as s/he wants, but not having the fortitude to dig in and apply her/himself in post-secondary is telling. Reading, just reading, is not enough.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I guess I don’t see how she is presenting it as holier than thou. It seems as if she (or other stars) mention a book or author it is TAKEN as holier than thou. In this article, she is just stating that she, herself, is curious and wants to know more. Imo, that is more humble than haughty.

      • Kcaia says:

        Maybe, but we are talking about intellect, not intelligence. Even with a degree, some ppl don’t really know the difference.
        But to add, intelligence itself has little to do with education. It is the ability to question, learn and comprehend

      • Hakura says:

        @Turtle Dove – I fear I may be misunderstanding your statement, so I apologize if so.
        But it comes off sounding like unless you take the route of attending college/ect, then you ‘didn’t have the fortitude to dig in & apply yourself, thus can’t be considered ‘intellectual/intelligent. That simply being an avid reader is t good enough. Am I misunderstanding?

        If I’m *not*, then I find that opinion to be incredibly narrow-minded & offensive. I haven’t yet attended any college courses, myself, but I still feel myself to be reasonably intelligent, same with my Mom. Everyone doesn’t learn the same ways, some benefit more from experiences than books & tests. Lacking that conventional education does not (nor should it) be the absolute ‘gauge’ for a person’s intelligence.

    • Ok says:

      If knowledge is her religion why did she drop out of school at 16 to work in California ?

      • Kcaia says:

        Ok, that doesn’t mean anything. Many geniuses of our time, even, disliked and dropped out of school. They were too smart to be interested, too ahead of their class, like making an eight grader do second grade. Others may only be interested in certain areas of knowledge, not all the subjects required for a degree. School is not the only resource for knowledge. Plus, why can’t she, or anyone, love knowledge AND arts? Anyways, Im speaking more in general than about AH.

      • So very well stated. While I sincerely, without cattiness, don’t get the “gorgeous”, I find nothing unsvavory in her interviews other than *gasp* admittance to enjoying some very enjoyable books. I get the hate for her jumping on the Johnny Depp train for Fame. However, a lot of us would jump on said train route w/o the promise of career escalation .
        That all being stated,, I’m Texan so I feel the love, I still don’t get the incredible interest and praise of her! She’s undoubtedly attractive. I just don’t find her stunning or remarkable at all. Honest!

  2. Jade says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz she doesn’t really strike me as an intellectual type… I haven’t been impressed with anything she’s spouted in interviews. I bet her career will go the Alba Biel way.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    This does feel *so* rehearsed. Seeing as we resurrected the (quite fabulous) word “douchecanoe” in an earlier thread today, I propose we re-employ it here.

  4. Anna says:

    I dont think her looks are in any way remarkable beyond the generic ‘pretty’, but I like the shoot and I LOVE the photo/outfit with leopard capris.

  5. Sixer says:

    My cousin’s child, who’s 16, talks nonsense like this. She thinks she’s the only cool, rebellious teenager that’s ever lived. Her parents regard her with ironic amusement and quietly ensure she doesn’t make too many mistakes while she’s growing up enough to get a sense of perspective. This seems normal.

    How old is Heard again?

  6. Tapioca says:

    She is beautiful and a passable actress. As long as she doesn’t do an Alba/Biel and start moaning that her looks are holding her back then I’m putting her in the “tolerable” camp.

  7. Maria says:

    She’s a lovely looking woman but the minute she’s out of sight I forget she exists.

    Apparently so does Hollywood.

  8. brin says:

    Seems like a rehash of a Scarjo interview…just looks/feels like we’ve seen it before.

  9. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I don’t know how to say this, if I’m articulating it well, but I’ll give it a go.

    One reason I’m starting not to like her is because she’s acting as though Texas was the bane of her existence and nobody was there for her, to accept her as she was. Not sure if she’s going for that, but that’s what it sounds like to me.

    She sounds like it was her against the world, that she had no support from anyone. Which, if I were her parents, I’d be a little upset. Because she’s making it sound like that they’re anti-gay, anti-whatever….which doesn’t seem like the case based on that story she told on Jimmy Kimmel, and the fact that her parents were there, and looked proud of her.

    Maybe it’s just me, but she seems like she’s selling her parents short. I get that things would be tough for her, being bisexual in a catholic school, but she’s making it sound like she had no support at home, when her parents clearly supported her leaving (although they may have not liked it), and have supported her career so far.

    • Kiddo says:

      It’s possible that they all evolved to accept her, over time?

    • Hookem says:

      The Texas thing bugs me because she is from Austin. Not some small shitkicker town, but a progressive, artistic, and very welcoming city. I’m from Austin and there are plenty of people of all stripes here, she certainly wouldn’t have been persecuted or even stood out. She’s selling a narrative that doesn’t really hold up.

      • Quinn says:

        Wait a second — she’s from AUSTIN? Every interview she gives makes it sound like she made some sort of narrow escape from 1970s-era Odessa! Wow, that’s ridiculous.

      • Gray says:

        EXACTLY! Austin is a VERY diverse city. Many compare it to Portland. It is not a stereotypical Texas city at all and is very welcoming to anything different, artistic, etc. It hosts the SXSW music festival every year which bring in every kind of person you can imagine. To act as though growing up in Austin would somehow be suffocating is pretty hard to believe. I live in Corpus Christi, which is a good sized city along the Gulf Coast of South Texas and anyone feeling different wants to move to Austin as soon as they graduate. This chic reeks of trying too hard and would get a huge eye roll from anyone actually from the place she used to call home.

      • Karen says:

        I was just about to comment on this! I am from a legitimate back woods, small east texas town and I was completely on board with what she was saying…UNTIL I googled her and found out she was from Austin. Her “poor pitiful me, I was sooo misunderstood in texas” act is ridiculous. Smh

      • raindrop says:

        EXACTLY. I grew up in Austin. I’m the same age as Heard. I have no idea what she’s talking about.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Is she really from Austin, though?

        I come from a state in the “heartland” and if you say the town where you are REALLY from people don’t know what you are talking about. Most people just end up saying they are from the closest town that people have actually heard of. To phrase it another way, isn’t it possible she is from an hour and a half outside of Austin, but just calls it Austin?

      • Karen says:

        Tiffany – I double checked her wikipedia page and her catholic school is about 9 miles (as the crow flies) west of UT’s campus so she is definitely from Austin and not from,say, Kerrville.

      • Cindy says:

        Yes, a very progressive creative town for many years. And it sounds like she was in a private Catholic school. So, based on cost of living, and schooling, I call BS on “I come from the middle of nowhere and from nothing.”
        She talks more like a pretentious spoiled teen.

      • Bird says:

        Hold up- WHAT??!! She’s from AUSTIN? I’m from Austin and this girl is straight up full of shit. This is beyond ridiculous and I’m weirdly pissed off now.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Good detective work, Karen! That does make her “middle of nowhere” comments seem silly!

      • KB says:

        lmao add me as someone who thought she was from isolated west Texas town…pft Austin…

      • janie says:

        @Quinn — LOL. I had a job in Odessa in the early 2000s. That’s totally what she’s selling, and it is NOT Austin.

      • Dana M says:

        Thank you Austin, Texas people for speaking up!! Austin is an incredible place, very diverse, artsy, innovative and a forward-thinking kind of city. The University of Texas at Austin is without a doubt a world-class university. Those are the kinds of people that live here from around the world. In Austin we are surrounded by so many cultures and unique + creative individuals. Amber Heard is full of crap for talking this great city down. Boo!!

        Shame on you Amber! It’s not like you literally grew up in the middle of nowhere in a farming town with nothing to do. Your story doesn’t jive lady. Think outside the box and come up with a better story. I didn’t even know who you were til you staring dating JD.

        Her parents still live in town btw in a very modest house.

    • Lucija says:

      And in my experience, Catholic schools tend to be more open minded than regular schools.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Yeah yall beat me to it. I’m from Denton tx, which is a night college town and she wouldn’t turn heads in the fry street bars. Texas I’d more diverse than she’s making out to be and playing into the stereotypes the rest of the nation has about us.

      And I wentbto Catholic schools here too, as Well as public. The best teachers I had were at the Catholic schools. She’s just a stereotypical hollywood blond being stereotypical about her roots.

    • Tara says:

      You put my aggravation with this one into words. I think she us try hardy and too cool for school brcause otherwise she us just another Hollyweird blonde.so in her book being a well read, bisexual atheist makes her avante gard. If this is true then why isnt their anything in her eyes or behind her eyes? Why isnt she luminous and why are her interviews so deadly boring? She is about as edgy as a 13 year old from NYC. I bet if you interviewed her old classmates they would gave no idea what she was talking about. Wasnt she a teen model or something? I dont know but I grew up in a tiny town in NC and I promise you her “eccentricities” would not have been a blip on the radar here. My nine year oldniece is pretty deep though. And way more beautiful.

  10. Daaahling says:

    All of the things she has said here would be fine if someone else said them (exception: Goopster). She somehow manages to make simple, average comments seem douchey. It’s too bad Scarlett, Angelina, Eva Longoria, and other women have already done what she has described. Actually done. I don’t know why Heard keeps rubbing me the wrong way– it just comes across as fake to me. I’m not a Depp fan, either. I just find her .. Fake.

  11. Kiddo says:

    I didn’t read the entire article, but what she said in the excerpt was fine, it didn’t seem as pretentious to me as did to others. I understand the item about knowledge because I have always found learning more exciting than cliff diving (for example) or other such things. Some people get adrenaline from education and some from action. Perhaps some get it from both. To each, his own.

    So far, this is the highest quality photo shoot that we’ve seen of her. Although the one by the pool should have been an outtake, in my opinion; awkward.

  12. bowers says:

    She was so thirsty for knowledge that she dropped out of school at 17.

  13. Aud says:

    Some people shouldn’t even open their mouths to speak…She should try modelling…
    It peeves me to no end when female actresses try to cash in on bisexuality.
    Who cares?

  14. Leah says:

    Paranoia is the biggest flop of the year so far, Bigger than Lone Ranger. Stop trying to make this woman happen, the only thing she has going for her is dating Johnny Depp. Its strange at this point because there are so many young actresses more talented or with some actual box office i.e people actually pay to see their movies that doesnt covered at all. At this point no one goes to see Amber Heard movies.

  15. Laura says:

    She’s been everywhere, hasn’t she? I think she’s really pretty too but she sounds soooo…tryhard. Can’t any of these people just try to be themselves without attempting to convince us of how, intelligent or avant-garde they are?

  16. Sarah says:

    This chick is seriously making my eyes roll out of my head.

  17. Bijlee says:

    The girl is stunning. She’s got this generic American beauty with a touch of exotic going on. But the minute she opens her mouth I find her insufferable. And yes as tfanty put it a douchecanoe.

  18. Carolyn says:

    She’s very contrived. She’s very bland in the same way Olivia Munn is. Hope she has fun whilst with Depp..at least she’ll have some great memories.

    Memo to her PR Agent: Remember what happened with Gretchen Mol (the VF cover)…it will happen to Amber too.

  19. blue marie says:

    “girl don’t go away mad, girl just go away”

  20. Tessa says:

    Girl, you need to shut up now before you destroy your career. Being a pretentious asshole ingratiates you to no one.

  21. DavidBowie says:

    Lawd, she is full of crap. I LOVE that dress she’s wearing on the driveway.

  22. Cicada says:

    If you have to keep telling people how deep and intellectual you are…

    That said, I do think she looks good in this photo shoot.

  23. Notthatone says:

    Prove you can act, or shut the f@ck up.

  24. H. Scott says:

    She is so desperate to be more than just a pretty, blond girlfriend type it’s almost uncomfortable. I’m surprised she’s been “up-and-coming” for 10 years, the only thing I ever remember seeing her in was Pineapple Express…as the pretty, blond girlfriend, naturally.

  25. Skins says:

    Well, she is smoking hot, not doubt about that. Seems kind of full of herself though

  26. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    That black lacy dress in the first photo needs to be in my life.

  27. drea says:

    She’s very pretty, but she really shouldn’t give long interviews. The more she talks, the deeper she digs herself into a ditch. The same thing could be said for most of young(ish) Hollywood, but I guess that’s the point. The more I know about her, the more of a typical starlet wannabe she becomes–vain, pretentious, and vacuous.

  28. Mandy says:

    Pretty face, but not so sure there’s much else there.

  29. OhDear says:

    That’s a whole lot of pretension there. She comes across as trying to prove to everyone that she is intelligent.

    And again, if she wants to show that she’s intellectually curious, she needs to talk about what she’s doing towards that, not say that she’s “thirsty for knowledge.”

  30. marina says:

    Strikes me as “gay for a day” to seem more interesting a la Angelina. Sorry, not buying it, even a little.

  31. jj says:

    ugh. I agree with the try-hard comments. She’s setting a bad tone.

    There was a moment back when Amber was promoting The Rum Diary when I thought she could be huge. Her styling then – light blonde hair pulled back in a very classic way – really worked. She felt like a new Sharon Stone – powerful and independent. It was fresh. And the fact that she was at ease with her sexuality set her apart in a modern way.

    Now she’s stuck in try-mode. What happened? She lost it.

    • Cindy says:

      I agree with your comment and many of the ones below. She looked like she had potential, based on her looks and poise and seeming courage to be individual. Now, she seems stuck.
      I agree she needs to travel, take classes, do charity work. Get into improv, theater etc. Get your hands dirty, do real hard acting work, or produce something. Frankly the art photo shoots she was doing with Tasia were interesting, she needs to get back to what interests her. It sounds like Johnny is boring her or hindering her, because he is not helping her. Younger women, stand the most to lose in an affair with an older powerful man in their profession. He can only teach her so much and she could end up wasting valuable career time.

  32. angie says:

    I’m already over this girl. I found her cute and pretty but it was before I read her interviews, ugh. She reminds me of Jessica Alba or Biel. She comes from the same shool of “actresses” who think they are artist and serious actors but can’t have good roles because they are too pretty. So it’s the fault of director and audience who can’t see their real talent when in reality they can’t act or have no charisma. I’m sick of all these starlets who think they can be the next Cate Blanchett and are just wasting their “talents” in budget movies.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I don’t understand how these new actors/actresses don’t look at the current “it” group and learn from them. Because unless Amber starts showing/working on what talent she does have (if any), then she isn’t going to be around in five years.

      I don’t get why these young actors think that they can have a career based on their looks i.e. shows no talent whatsoever, PUBLICLY state that they want to work with Scorcesse, win an oscar–you know things that TALENTED actors/actresses get to do–all the while, choosing shitty roles and acting even shittier in them.

      I don’t get it. Because if I had the looks and the talent to act, you think I’d be going for roles like she is? I don’t care if I had to go overseas–I’d try and find good roles. I’d do something. We’ve got youtube now…produce your own short, or act a scene from a film. Like my shamefuck, Leo. He was 19. He had the option to get paid a ton of money (for him) to do Hocus Pocus–it has SJP, Bette Midler, it was on disney channel. Instead he chose to do “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” And he got an Oscar nom for it. 19 YEARS OLD!

      I
      DON’T
      GET
      IT.

  33. MollyB says:

    I had to snicker at her “I would have loved to just be able to accept what I was taught in church. I prayed for that as a child”. LOLOLOLOL. I could so see myself dramatically saying that at age 16. Not at 27, though. Grow up.

  34. amanda says:

    considering her and depp have two of the biggest flops of the summer, they deserve each other and their “misunderstood art.”

  35. D says:

    She sounds very immature for her age, almost like a teenager. Speaks volumes that Johnny Depp at 50 years of age made this infantile. unremarkable girl his official girlfriend. Johnny must be extremely immature and not so much craving stimulating company as just something nice to look at. Very revealing about his character.

  36. Lee says:

    The more she speaks the less interesting she becomes.

  37. HoustonGrl says:

    FAKE! And annoying. And not a good actress.

  38. Leslie says:

    “I think, therefore I am.” Do I sound intelligent? :)

  39. Nerd Alert says:

    Damn, she reminds me of my friends and myself in college, all full of ourselves and trying to be special and prove how smart we were. Only she’s just a year younger than I am now.

    She’s gorge and not the worst actress making headlines, and I don’t really hate her or anything. Still, my gut reaction to hearing all this would be to pat her gently on the head and say something condescending like, “don’t worry child, you’ll get it soon.” Only…she might not.

    She needs to STFU and actually read some of the books she talks about. If she wants to be an intellectual, and “knowledge is [her] religion,” she should actually read about science and history and global politics. And since she can afford it, she should go places and learn about other cultures, witness others’ suffering and joy in a way she can’t yet comprehend. Be it, don’t just say it.

  40. toto says:

    I don’t know how to put this because I’am big Julie fan.
    I think Johnny did hookup with Amber to the effect of Angelina & Brad relation together.

    I still believe if Julie was single when they did the tourist Johnny would have ended with her if she liked him.

    He picked very pretty woman, Bi , talkative and wants her to be big just rebellious like Angelina.
    I have this strong feeling that when Johnny did a movie with Julie, he wanted to have something just like her in his life. The rest you all know.

    The marketing of tourist and avoiding each other indicates someone who did not want to relate her…but i guess contrary its where all his family problems started where he could,not settle for what he have , he maybe thought if brad has his Angelina i could have mine too.

    Please this is just a guess from my side, I don’t know why i suspected long time back that Johnny did had a crush on Angelina, only a guess.

    this is no way to shed on Angelina , rather we some times meet people on our life that makes us desire more in life than what we have.

    • binturong says:

      toto said: “this is no way to shed on Angelina , rather we some times meet people on our life that makes us desire more in life than what we have.”

      That’s a nice way to put it toto, and very true. Even celebrities who seem to have everything feel this way, I’m sure. Kind of a human predicament, isn’t it? :)

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Correct me if I’m wrong, anyone, but I thought the whole reason that Angelina and Johnny avoided being photographed together was because of the rumors that they were having an affair, or something, during the filming. I think they discussed this during interviews, at least once?

      • toto says:

        I’am not saying they were having an affair. I said after the tourist his family troubles started. i am guessing he wanted to have woman like Angelina in his life.
        He wanted a change in his life.
        he could have crush on her without having an affair , admiration like attracted to her , but not necessarily having an affair.

        After all Julie personality is not far from his ex,s personalities , in fact she might have reminded him of all that.

      • binturong says:

        I think Johnny was bored w/Vanessa–non-stop fashion shows, etc. She herself admitted once that she was no genius. Jolie is obviously a very different type. Must have been quite a contrast for Johnny.

      • lisa2 says:

        I think Johnny’s relationship problems started way before he did The Tourist. I had such a rant at that time. People were talking about how Johnny and his family were all in Venice and that Johnny was so great because he (unlike Brad/Angie) could keep his family from being photographed. Well low and behold.. Johnny’s family was not in Venice with him. He and Vanessa had dinner with Brad/Angie.. even getting their boys together. But yeah even when he and Vanessa broke up the press and haters.. yes haters tried and FAILED to put Angie in this mess. She had nothing to do with Johnny. I mean people were obviously looking in the wrong Movie

        Brad and Angie spent her down time together. They had dinners out together (per reports from restaurant owners. Brad’s parents came to Venice to spend time with them. Angie’s father also made a trip over. The gossip press wanted so bad to try and paint Angie in a negative light. While all the time she and her family were enjoying time together. She and Brad even had a romantic weekend away from the kids. Plus she had a couple of humanitarian trips.n

        All the while Johnny was seen out alone in Venice with people from the set; not with his family all that time.

        I think like most people that work with Angie Johnny liked her. Was surprised by her. Which is understandable because the press loves to paint her in a negative way. So yes when you meet her and see that all those thing are total BS.. then yes you get a bit thrown. Brad said the same thing when he met her. I don’t know if he had a crush. I think most men that meet her have a crush. She is just that kind of woman (she makes an impression)

        I think Johnny fell for Amber. I think that is what happened. Maybe seeing Brad/Angie together supporting each other hit him. I mean Brad goes where Angie is working. She does the same for him. That is not the norm in Hollywood. So yes maybe looking at them made him what something more or different.

    • loki says:

      wow! This site has so many Brangelina aficionados. Even Johnny depp would be affected by their charms, lol!

    • Meg says:

      Yeah, Angie told she’d thought Johnny to be the coolest for years after Edward Scissorhands. Also she had a crush on him before she fell for Brad. Afterall she was wild and eccentric and could’ve totally fell along Johnny’s line.

      As for Johnny he probably expected some control freak because of her constant presence in the tabloids but instaed found her to be wonderful. He also admired them for keeping in together despite tabloid scrutiny.Johnny knows all about the trappings of fame and is someone too familiar with the concept of misunderstood image.

      Besides that they have a lot of common things too. Even I found it strange the way they posed with other. Johnny and Angie hadn’t been like that with other actor/actresses. So why bother about rumours?

      Having said all that I don’t think it has anything to do with Jolie. JD is a die-hard romantic and rebounds with anyone he clicks with right after a relationship fails. Out with Kate Moss, in with Vanessa. Now it’s Vanessa and Amber respectfully.

  41. GirlyGirl says:

    she just jumped the shark.

  42. Michelle says:

    To me she is overexposed and extremely boring.

  43. I Choose Me says:

    She has lovely skin. Gorgeous girl and yet she does not hold my attention. Nothing special in the acting department either. I do feel a twinge of pity for her ’cause even if she really loves JD and him her, no one’s going to respect her or believe she made it on her own merit. But maybe his connections will make up for being mainly known as ‘Johnny Depp’s girl.’

  44. skippy says:

    Why are there so many people hating on Amber?
    I saw her in The Rum Diary. I thought she was super.
    I think people are jealous. She is beautiful, young, and she is Johnny Depp’s girlfriend.
    I am happy for both of them.

  45. Gabby says:

    Liv Tyler was 19 when she told Vanity Fair she felt like an adult since the day she was born, reads Truman Capote and hides her cigarettes in a panty drawer.

    You can get by with pretentious self-absorbed drivel when you’re 19. Not when you’re 27.

  46. Kelly says:

    This bitch is all talk. She’s only in movies as the eye candy only, yet she tries to pretend that her role in every movie is way more than it actually is. I would have respect for her if she would say that she only gets work because of her looks. She also thinks she’s this great actress that deserves better roles, despite the fact that she has as much acting skills as a skinemax actress. If she’s such an intelligent artist and wants better roles, why doesn’t she write her own scripts, directs and acts in her own movies ?

    • Maureen says:

      She’s pushing 30 and desperate with no other options in life. If she can’t make it in Hollywood, she won’t have anything else left. Unfortunately for her she’s not very talented and super-arrogant. She’s really a budget ScarJo.

  47. fabgrrl says:

    Ug. She is just bugging the crap out of me now! Too bad. When I first saw her I thought she was gorgeous and talented.

  48. iheartjacksparrow says:

    Why does it seem like Johnny is dragging Amber along to every place he goes? If any of you saw the photos from this weekend’s Cry Baby screening, once again he’s in front pulling her. It just seems very strange that if he wants it to be known that he’s dating her that they don’t walk together.

  49. heidi says:

    Chalk it up to youth. Life will level her eventually.

  50. Cameron says:

    I never heard of this chick until she started dating Depp.

  51. Maureen says:

    Her comment about Catholic schools is appalling and a lie. Catholic schools not an environment for curiosity and inquiry? Please, tell that to the thousands of parents every year who scrape together every penny they can to send their kids to Catholic schools (which they can barely afford) because the education standards, social skills-building, and value system are exceptional. Also, it was from the Catholic educational system that we got great thinkers like Belloc and Chesterton, so Amber can just save her crap. She didn’t like the value system that she was raised in and that is it. Period. The flaw isn’t in the schools she went to. Own it, Amber.

    • Nina W says:

      She’s not the first person to claim a bad experience at the hands of Catholics, why don’t you own that instead of claiming they’re all exalted institutions of learning?

      • Maureen says:

        She did not “claim a bad experience”. She did not mention any “experiences” at all. She claimed Catholic schools are not environments “for curiosity and inquiry” and this is patently false. But, it sounds like you’ve got issues, too, based on your drive-by lashing-out, so I’ll just leave it at that. We are not even reading the same book, let alone on the same page.

  52. Meanchick says:

    Oh my. Someone shut her up. I see her wearing fake nerd glasses soon to look the part. I think she looks older than 27.

  53. Soomy says:

    She’s very intelligent, and she knows it (she had scholarship in that very expensive school that she went) and it’s nothing new, it always have been commented how much she loves books, etc. She doesn’t have to apologize for being intelligent, isn’t it? is not a sin for god sake!

    That fact, added to her “I’m a rebellious” attitude, it has to be what has Depp on his knees in front of her. He feels attracted to all what screams rebel, like his friends Hunter or Marlon. Vanessa was too “safe” for him, so it isn’t a surprise that after 14 years with her, his next relationship goes with a woman totally different to Paradis.

    Amber is a gorgeous woman, with good performances in the right role (I’m a big Depp fan, and I have to assume that she was one of the best things in the very mediocre “The Rum Diary”), but she seriously need a good new agent.

    Also, the most interesting part of her interview is the no “overlap” between her relationship, and not mistrust nor betrayal. She’s obviously alluding to all the cheating rumors.

  54. Cindy says:

    In addition to the “I’m so intellectual with a hunger for knowledge, I had to drop out of school.”
    (just when it gets really interesting and challenging as far as I’m concerned)
    I also like the “I’m such a rebel, I had to hook up with a Hollywood sugar daddy to jump start my movie career.” Yeah, honey, I’m sure your casting couch is leather studded and all rebel like. LOL.

  55. Anniegetyourfun says:

    +1 she is full of delusion and hypocrisy.

  56. A says:

    Time to grow up, you’re 27, not 17 and you look late twenties/early thirties. “younger looking” my ass.

  57. Joan says:

    The photoshoot is gorgeous. She’s a pretty girl, but she lacks charisma imo.
    About her acting, she hasn’t impressed me yet, but maybe it’s too early to judge.
    I still can’t warm up to the idea of Johnny and her. She could be his daughter, I don’t know what he’s thinking! It’s none of my business but I’m honestly disappointed in him. Still can’t hate him though.

  58. Leslie says:

    I saw about half of “The River Why” which was filmed around 2010, and she was terrible in that. She really seemed uncomfortable on screen and didn’t know what facial expressions to use. Really uncomfortable to watch. I didn’t know who she was at the time so I had to look up the movie IMDB to find out. Not sure why she was cast in a movie about fishing. But then I don’t get why Selena Gomez was cast in “Getaway” either.

    I haven’t seen Amber in anything recently, so don’t know if her acting has improved or not. Maybe she took some acting lessons and now has true artistic skills.

  59. UsedToBeLulu says:

    Meh. She sounds perfectly fine in this interview. I was ready for a complete disaster by reading the byline.

  60. Dommy Dearest says:

    I wish they weren’t trying to make this girl happen. It may be just me but I cannot find her attractive in the slightest. She looks like a rat in the face. And her personality makes me want to ask for her gun so I can shoot myself in the face.

  61. Hawk says:

    I would rather read an interview from and actor who is humble and happy to be working. Amber is trying way to hard with this jaded twenty something act. We get it Amber, you’re very smart and deep and you deserve better roles; so stop reminding us!
    Megan Fox used to give these kind of interviews. Remember her?

  62. Paige says:

    She is a very good looking women, but she lacks talent and substance.

  63. Aims says:

    There’s nothing more Amber can discuss but her intellect. She doesn’t want to be portrayed as a ditz. She wants everyone to know her as an artist…an intellect. Depp is an avid book collector – a lot of the classics. I’m sure he even has some of the books she’s read. Why wouldn’t she want to walk and talk just like him. She wants everyone to know they have everything in common. He bought it hook, line and sinker. She’s a smart girl. She’s everything he wants in a woman. She knows how to walk the walk…talk the talk. I don’t think she has talent…but she’s attractive enough to bag him and he’s smitten with her. In fact, I’ve read that every time she left him, he grew depressed. Now he can’t live without her. He does want children with her. So I expect this to be another marathon relationship with children until one of them decides they need to exit.

  64. Honey says:

    both of them met each other’s family so they’re in it for the long run. they go everywhere together so I expect they’ll formalize their relationship sooner or later.

    • Kari says:

      All of Johnny’s girls have been his soulmate/savior/love of his life… So at this point how do you distinguish anything as any indication of long term stability and commitment? Allegedly his new tattoo is dedicated to Amber (with her handwriting), but Winona and Vanessa probably know better than anyone how “special” that is.

      • iheartjacksparrow says:

        @Kari – From what I’ve read, the tattoo (Come with me Slim, or something like that), was apparently written with a ballpoint or marking pen because he no longer has that on his arm.

      • Jade says:

        His tattoos are like his journal.Memories. He hasn’t talked about anyone being his soulmate. He has even admitted that he maynot be in for anything ‘permanenent’ – a ‘bohemian’ attitude. How can you say he hasn’t always been with people with the same attitude?

        I don’t see why he wouldn’t talk about someone being ‘his girl’ when he’s actually in love with them. That he has spent more than a decade with Vanessa and had kids shows that he’s not hesistant about long-term commitments and stability. He’s said that Vanessa will always remain in his life because of kids. His willingness to work out things.

        Amber and him would probably take the ride as long as it lasts. It’s probably the way both of them prefers to be the best for them. Just like every other woman in his life.

      • defacto says:

        I agree. JD maynot be in for the permanent relationships because it’s about compromise and tolerance after a certain point for him and his partners. Why be miserable when there’s choice to present themselves with freedom and perpetual curiosity which makes lives interesting? However he’s probably a good man and a dedicated lover while it still lasts.

      • Martha says:

        There’s a reason why Winona still called him amazing, Kate Moss tried suicide and has admitted that only Johnny took care of her and Vanessa has said she’s lucky to have spent her life with him and still seems to be single.

        I don’t think things would be this way if he hadn’t made them feel ‘special’ while things lasted,hadn’t been a dedicated and respectful lover and had let them down when everything ended.

        No one knows what actually ended his relationships.

    • madchen says:

      He’s a clinger. She’s a climber.

  65. MeMe says:

    Aims may be right about Depp & Heard, but I’m crossing my fingers Depp & Paradis will hook up @ TIFF next month, where they both have films showing.

    • No, sorry says:

      Sorry to break your bubble, but it seems that Depp won’t be at the TIFF because he’ll be in London at the time where Amber will start shooting her new movie since september 9 (also Johnny only has cameos on those movies)
      And to see Paradis, he can see her in LA now, because she arrived with their boy to the city after their vacations together (Lily Rose returned weeks ago)

      • butch says:

        Lily Rose returned about 10 days ago to attend the One Direction concert.

        JD will be filming in London also. “Into the woods”. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Amber, out of the blue, got a movie to work on. Looks like Johnny pulled some strings and had to put his cameo appearence on top of it to make it happen for Amber.

  66. Meg says:

    There might not have been an overlap in the relationship because some people are okay with open relationships. Amber and her girlfriend could have been honest with each other regarding amber sleeping with johnny-maybe her girlfriend was okay with it, maybe they had an open relationship. some people are okay with that, it’s the dishonesty that people hate with regard to cheating.

  67. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Gorgeous photos, she looks stunning.

  68. Lizzy1013 says:

    She tries way too hard to fit as many “big” words in each of her sentences. We get it sweetie, your intelligent. Let it go.

  69. SageM says:

    1) I would have expected someone who rates knowledge so highly to have gone to university
    2) She always looked a bit think to me, to be honest

  70. SageM says:

    1) I would have expected someone who rates knowledge so highly to have gone to university
    2) She always looked a bit thick to me, to be honest

  71. Larrie says:

    I can’t wait until they solidify their relationship and start a family.

  72. lady_luck says:

    Oh God, I just wish this woman would go away already!!! Oh, and she does NOT look younger than 27, she looks about 27.

    I hate to say it, but she actually makes ScarJo seem good in comparison! I get the impression she is aspiring to be the next ScarJo but comes across as even more smarmy and self-absorbed than her – and that is saying something!

  73. Lauren says:

    Girlfriend has some seriously dopey eyes.

    I just looked at a bunch of her pictures on her imdb profile and she seriously looks stoned in every pose on the red carpet. But not because she’s stoned (I’d be cool with that) but because her THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING IN HER BRAIN.

    It’s a combo of dead eyes (meant to be sexy) and this really confident/cocky snarl (meant to be badass) and I want to punch her in the face.