Is Amber Heard trying to ‘out-Jolie’ Angelina Jolie & could it work?

Amber Heard

Amber Heard’s new movie comes out today, y’all. Finally? She’s been doing a lot more publicity for 3 Days to Kill than Kevin Costner has done. Maybe Kevin’s out there too and we just haven’t noticed him as much. Amber’s been doing the talk shows, the magazine covers, and the eye-rolling interviews like a pro. Costner showed up for the premiere, but no one paid any attention to him because there was a scarfless Johnny Depp to gawk at.

As if on cue, The New York Post has published a lengthy piece comparing Amber to Angelina Jolie. There’s a whiff of SWF to the article, but it stops short of those accusations. The piece draws many comparisons, not the least of which is Amber imitating “the leg” at the Globes. Many of us giggled last year (at Johnny) about how Johnny was trying to help Amber become the next Angelina. Amber has not discouraged comparisons in the past. Now the NY Post adds its voice to the mix. Kaiser says this piece sounds publicist-dicated, and I agree. The timing is also too perfect. I’ve cut several paragraphs out, but here’s a good chunk of flavor:

In August, Amber Heard gushed to Vanity Fair: “I can’t think of anyone who’s better accomplished, [with] the kind of trajectory I admire, than Angelina Jolie.” Lately, Heard, 27, seems to have stepped right into Jolie’s heels — getting engaged to the only A-lister cooler than Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp (he even owns his own island!); leg-bombing the Golden Globes in a slit-to-there gown. And if you’ve seen Heard in her new film 3 Days to Kill, you might wonder: How is that sexy CIA agent not Jolie?

“Marrying into a secret island lair is ‘out-Jolie-ing’ Jolie. If Amber dusts off a brother and gets to second base with him in public, it’s checkmate,” says screenwriter Dan Ewen, referring to Jolie’s infamous liplock with her brother. Here, a look at how imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Home-wrecking reputations: Both ladies are accused of man-stealing. Heard was first linked to Depp in 2010, while filming The Rum Diary — when he was still with Vanessa Paradis. Jolie hooked up with Pitt, then married to Jennifer Aniston, while filming 2005′s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The world was rocked by the Pitt-Aniston split, but Jolie’s career has blossomed. Will Heard be as lucky?

Let’s talk about sex: Jolie, 38, and Heard have been open about their romantic relationships with women — most notably, actress Jenny Shimizu for Jolie and photographer Tasya van Ree for Heard. Yet each has managed to snag one of Hollywood’s hottest leading men.

Wedding belles: Both of these glamour goddesses are sporting massive engagement rings … but will they ever make it down the aisle? The world has been waiting for Jolie to wed Pitt ever since the two confirmed their engagement in April 2012 (complete with a bauble designed by Pitt himself). Although the two had once said they wouldn’t marry “until everyone could,” Jolie said in 2012: “I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids.” Then again, that was two years ago. Heard and Depp announced their own wedding intentions in January. So, is it a race of who can make it down the aisle first — or who can hold out longer?

Fearless femininity: It’s no secret that Jolie loves flying planes and performing her own stunts. While Heard hasn’t said anything about getting a pilot’s license — yet — the native Texan does cruise LA in a vintage Mustang, and says, “I’d rather shoot the gun than wear the wedding dress.” She also told the Daily Mail, “I am an active member of a gun club.

[From Page Six]

Let’s see. Amber and Angie are both bisexual and may or may not have homewrecked their way into their current relationships. They’re both engaged, and they both like to shoot guns! Plus the leg flashing. I have no problem believing that Amber would do anything to snag the kind of movies Angelina became famous for doing. I think that’s fine with Angelina because she seems to have lost interest in action roles. She probably barely even knows who Amber is, and Angelina doesn’t care about anyone else marrying in a secret-island lair.

All of the similarities (intentional or not) don’t really matter at all though. What matters is that people will turn out for an Angelina movie. For Amber, that hasn’t happened yet. I don’t think it will ever happen. Is she obsessed with Angelina, or is this just a convenient set of comparisons to promote Amber’s new movie?

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

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  1. AG-UK says:

    In that 3rd photo she has the Keira Knightly mouth.

  2. Lipsy says:

    Oh god, Amber, stop writing articles for Page Six on your spare time! The more you/your PR compare yourself to Angelina, the more people will get turned off. And I don’t even like Angelina.

    • Magenta says:

      People (let’s be honest – women) get turned off by other women comparing themselves to accomplished women who are renowned for being beautiful. They feel these women are trying to say they could be her or have her career (to which most people give an eye roll, or an ‘ish pleeeeze.’) — it’s like someone saying they want to be like Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe. She says she admires Angelina’s trajectory, but by the time Angelina was Amber’s age, she had an Oscar, 2 Golden Globes, 2 SAG awards, and had made history as the first woman to open an action film – and she did it without being arm candy to a superstar.

    • TG says:

      Agree and if you want to be an Original you can’t be comparing yourself to someone else. It also helps of you are actually interesting both inside and out and Amber is none of these. Sit down Amber. So does that mean all the stupid bombshell wannabe starlets for the next 100 years or so are going to be comparing themselves to Le Jolie? How many magazine covers are going to have imitation Jolie poses?

  3. doofus says:

    not that I’m a huge Jolie fan, but…

    she WISHES.

  4. V4real says:

    Amber and Jolie’s name shouldn’t be mentioned in the same sentence. That’s all I got.

  5. blue marie says:

    So they’re superficially similar? How far does it have to go before she’s SWF-ing her?
    Amber wishes she was budget Jolie.

  6. AlexandraJane says:

    gosh she looks so young in the first picture

  7. Kiddo says:

    Is there anyone who is excited about this film? Is Costner a big draw? I saw previews and it all looks so meh. Like maybe a streaming flick, on the couch, on a Sunday, while the brain is on hiatus, but not a $ 10 purchase in the theater.

  8. Happy21 says:

    BWWWEAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahaha….rrrriiiigggghhhhtttt….

    Seriously lmfao over here :D

  9. Jen says:

    But the “next Jolie” was supposed to be Megan Fox. Well, we saw how well that worked out. Next year it will be someone else trying for the title, then the real one does one red carpet and shows them all up!

  10. Lucy says:

    Maybe this is just me being my naive little self, but am I the only one who doesn’t find her terrible, as many people in here do? It’s not that she’s my favorite celeb ever or anything (and I don’t really know much about her anyway), but still…anyone?

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t hate her, can’t say I’m a fan either, haven’t seen her in anything. That said, the film with Costner looks formulaic and boring (like you’ve seen it a hundred times), and the snippets with her voice sounded wooden. I noticed that the latest ad didn’t have her in it at all.

      I think people here don’t like her because they liked Johnny, or something.

    • OhDear says:

      I don’t hate or even dislike her, but she’s (IMO) trying too hard to make it big and she’s not even being original.

    • Lou Bug says:

      I don’t hate her, but she has said unprofessional/insensitive things in the past that make me roll my eyes now whenever she speaks!
      Plus the words that come out of her mouth don’t match her actions: past or present.
      When someone is blatantly lying or trying to manipulate you, it’s frustrating!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I don’t hate her! I thought she was good in the episode of Criminal Minds that I saw her in. :)

      I don’t find her interviews to be off putting, either. She seems intellectually curious and there is a lot that she is into that I identify with.

    • GByeGirl says:

      I don’t have any issue with her. I’ve only seen her in Rum Diaries and an episode of Top Gear. She seemed normal and friendly on Top Gear and she played her role well on Rum Diaries. She seems like she has a good sense of humor. It’s humorless celebs who irk me the most.

    • amilu says:

      I’ve liked her since I saw All the Boys Love Mandy Lane four or five years ago. I think she’s at once adorable/beautiful, and her personality has been quite likable in the few interviews I’ve seen with her. I like her and will still like her despite this Depp business. I kind of wish she wasn’t with a man old enough to be her dad, and I wish she was working on better projects; but it’s not like she’s the first woman to take this road to fame. *shrug*

  11. lisa2 says:

    I don’t consider Angelina Bisexual. She had ONE relationship with ONE woman when she was in 19-20 or so. No other pictures or her ever talking about being with any other women. she married 2 men. Is engaged to another; has 6 children. When Angie gave interviews after her relationship with that Jenny chick everything she talked about was in terms of MEN. not women.

    Every year or so someone is the next Angelina. Thing is Angie is not done being Angie. Notice no one ever compared her to anyone else. She was never the new this or that. She was original. Unique to herself. Now with every interview I read from some up and comer or older been there they are taking the things she said and did to reinvent themselves. How many actresses have we now heard have had a relationship in the past to a woman. How many have now admitted to cutting or drugs. They are all so quiet at the start. We know about Angie’s life because she never had anything to hide. Which is something I really love about her. Like her or not she owns her choices and doesn’t let anyone define her.

    I don’t find Amber interesting. And her relationship with Johnny does nothing for me; positive or negative. I just don’t feel them as a couple.

    Let me say that I think Amber is very pretty and sexy. but she trying too hard to impress.

    • Green Eyes says:

      ^^^^^ THIS!!! Perfectly said Lisa 2!!

      • B&A FN says:

        When Angelina was 24 yo she was an Oscar winner, when she was about 25 she started the process to adopt Maddox and was a mother by the age of 26. Angie is so far more accomplished than AH that they should not be mentioned in the same breath. How old is Amber now 27? and still trying to find her way, nothing wrong with that. But don’t compare her to Angelina. JD and AH has shown no chemistry what so ever. IMO, AH is using JD. In 2010 Amber came out as a lesbian living in a long term relationship for four years. Then about two years ago she was calling herself bi sexual and now she is heterosexual. What that is telling me is, Johnny is being used for her to climb the ladder in HW,

      • Cheap Trick says:

        @ B&A FN:
        Not true, Amber did not come out as lesbian, she was always outspoken about being bi.

    • Cheap Trick says:

      It is not up to you to decide whether someone other than you is bisexual or not. If Angelina says she is bi, she is bi. Sexuality is a spectrum; being bisexual does not necessary mean you have to have a 50/50 attraction to (or sexual experience with) people of same and different genders.

    • Drea says:

      Angelina Jolie considers herself bisexual. Do you think you understand her sexuality better than she does?

      • lisa2 says:

        Since that comment what over 13 years ago; has Angeline ever said another word about being bisexual. NOPE. NOT one comment or reference. She did say when she got with Brad she let everything else go. So no I’m not defining her sexuality. I’m going by what she has said since that comment years ago.

      • Drea says:

        Is it only bisexuals who have to provide periodic status reports on their sexuality to confirm that they haven’t switched to identifying as gay or straight? How many years have to pass after a celebrity’s last status report before you conclude that their bisexuality has “expired”?

        And of course, Jolie has never denied being bisexual or stated that she now considers herself heterosexual – she’s said that she’s in a monogamous relationship with a man. A bisexual woman in a monogamous relationship with a man does not suddenly turn into a heterosexual (and neither does a bisexual woman in a monogamous relationship with a woman suddenly turn into a lesbian).

    • Miffy says:

      Lisa2: +1 on all but the bi comments (I have no idea about her bisexuality other than one incident with a model, so I don’t feel I can comment)

      However, spot on for absolutely everything else. The one thing about AH that irks me is her claims of being an ‘artist’ but her career choices and how giddy it makes her to be compared to someone else are so beyond contradictory it needs a new word. I know it’s because she’s not interesting enough to carve her own niche but its too obvious.

    • ToodySezHey says:

      And with that Lisa2, no more need be said. Done and done.

    • GByeGirl says:

      Well, thankfully you weren’t elected High Priestess Sexuality Decider and it’s up to us to figure it out for ourselves what we are.

  12. Jennifer12 says:

    I feel like Angelina proved her talent and getting together with Brad was just icing. She didn’t coast on her relationship status, the way Amber seems to.

    • Well... says:

      Right!
      I don’t believe Angelina has Brad calling in favors for her and making cameos so she can get the job to begin with!!

    • homegrrrrl says:

      Angelina’s life is more interesting than any movie role. Is it just me, or does she suck as an actress? The Gia role was more like her own personal character at that time in her life, so it’s didn’t seem far from art imitating life; Girl interrupted seemed more of that playing herself type of thing. Apart from that, her roles of action heroes had more freeze frame interest than amazing acting.
      So while I find AJ roles as a parent, international spokesperson, and director/producer very interesting, her acting really never has been her strongest talent. I’m happy for her success, and we can’t help who we fall in love with, etc, she and Brad have been role model partners, but in her acting was always flat.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree. I think Angie has a lot of strengths and talents, but I don’t think she is that great of an actress.

      • Penny says:

        I think she’s a good actress (not Meryl Streep amazing, but better than most), but she chooses super crappy roles and films, which I just don’t get because apparently she’s offered just about everything. I read an interview once where she said that she doesn’t really like watching films (any films, not just her own) and rarely makes it through a whole film, so now I just sort of assume she doesn’t really care about the finished product, she just wants the experience of filming it.

        Whereas I think Brad Pitt is a pretty average actor who’s flat out brilliant at choosing projects. I’m sort of surprised she didn’t start choosing better films when they hooked up.

    • bns says:

      Angelina has always been more known for her personal life than her movies, though.

  13. Anon says:

    Jolie doesn’t have a publicist. Why doesn’t Amber try that?

  14. Marlene says:

    I don’t know by the time Angelina was Amber’s age she already had an oscar and box office hits. Amber is still waiting for either.

  15. Jessica says:

    She could eat corn through a picket fence in that last pic..

  16. Maggie says:

    I think she’s very sexy and give her some time she may be a great actress too.

  17. Jem says:

    Somewhere the corpse of the fun/exciting star Angelina USED to be (Tomb Raider/pre-Saint Angie era) is rolling around in her grave over this trick’s girl duggery….

  18. Jmo says:

    I tried to watch a movie, Syrup, that Amber fronted, and man she is baaaaaaad! She was a cutthroat marketing exec trying to be a sexy shark… She came off like a high school drama student enjoying the wardrobe more than actor. I need inflection and effortlessness in line delivery for me to buy an actor, she has none. I swear Ashley Greene is a better actress!

    She’s going nowhere fast, and the only career she will enjoy is riding coat tails of Depp, or for as long as he can stand her. Attitude and cool-factor might get you interviews and mag covers, but it won’t win you awards or good movie roles. She’s not going to happen and her over-confidence comes off as clueless.

  19. Nessa says:

    Umm. I literally cannot name one movie that this girl has been in. The only one I can come up with is the one she did with Johnny… And I can’t even think of the name of it.

  20. reba says:

    please what is SWF
    thanks
    (I looked it up, all I got was single white female…)

  21. Gabrielle says:

    I’m not a huge Angelina fan, but she is actually a talented actress. Remember Girl Interupted? Doing things that many consider Angelina’s bad qualities (i.e. man stealing) will not earn you talent, awards or movie roles.

  22. Izzy says:

    B!tch, please. Angelina Jolie has TALENT. I’m by no means a Brangeloonie, but I’ve seen the trailer for 3 Days several times, and every time I see that clip of Amber Heard talking about how Kevin Costner’s character is the only one who can save the bloody world, I laugh out loud. REALLY loud. Loud enough that even my dog is like WTF?!

  23. kimbers says:

    This chick is tacky and not edgy or sexy. Go into any strip club and you’ll find a girl that looks like her. She’s boring.

  24. Milla says:

    In modeling every girl is the next Kate Moss. In Hollywood its next Jolie.
    Both Moss and Angelina are still working, both of them are still powerful, people know them, people care what they ate, where do they shop, what kind of treatmns they use…
    Amber is almost 30, she didn’t have a single hit movie, Angie already had an Oscar and she was in Gia, another memorable role. The more Amber’s PR team tries to make her happen, they fail. Shooting guns? Really? Join the army girl then. I am so sick of this nobodies trying to be somebodies. Yes, Angelina broke a marriage, but let’s not forget she was a huge star already, she didn’t need a man to make her happen. You have to give her that too.

    Bottom line is they do have similirities: both female, actractive, actresses, white, long hair, did movies with Depp, they have 2 legs… I think it ends there.

  25. pirategirl says:

    I was bored one night and saw a horror movie on Netflix that she was in, so gave it a try. It was called “All the boys love Mandy Lane”. She was so bad in it. She did have barely had any lines, but basically just walked around batting her eyelashes trying to act coy while everyone around her did all the acting, dying (it was a slasher film). There was some laugh out loud parts in it. For example, in one scene, someone had been killed, and she just stands there with a vacant look and no emotion, like she’s trying to remember what to do next but trying to look sexy at the same time. I don’t hate her, she has a pretty face, but….she is such a horrible actress.

  26. mena says:

    We’ll, I can’t blame Amber for aiming high. Only problem is, Amber Heard doesn’t have the goods or the staying power of an Angelina. I think the best Amber could ever hope for is to be the next Sharon Stone.

    - enjoy a man-eater/femme fatale rep
    - play at being a Hollywood Intellectual
    - once or twice, put a toe onto The A-List
    - then live off that schtick for the rest of you life

  27. Maureen says:

    Oh Johnny. No fool like an old fool. But we all make mistakes, don’t we?

  28. TC says:

    Wow, Johnny really wants to make Amber “happen,” but it doesn’t seem to be working. I’ve got no hate for Heard, but her PR tactics are just so contrived. It can’t help matters that Johnny has lost some of his luster as well.

    As far as outdoing Jolie? ROTFL!! No….Simply no.

  29. jc126 says:

    Amber Heard is boring. What makes Angelina Jolie interesting is way more than her looks, it’s the years she’s spent on behalf of humanitarian causes when she could’ve done stupid nonsense or gone partying – especially someone who was a substance abuser like AJ was. She could’ve continued down that road, but she did a 180 in life and became about more than shock value and her looks. Not just interesting, but admirable. Mere looks aren’t enough to keep people caring.

  30. Em says:

    I am indifferent but when she compares herself to Angie she sounds like Megan fox ca 2009. What these starlets forget is that Angie has some talent and huge charisma. When she was heards age she already had an oscar and a golden globe and was a box office draw. She was equal to Pitt in terms of career that is not the situation here between depp and heard. So I find the comparison way of the mark.

  31. Alina says:

    Amber isn´t very talented, but i have to say in Rum Diary she was great and she has a good style most times!

    I know people here love Angie with a passion, and get aggressive when someone doesn´t praise Angie the same way, but all these “she is soo talented”-comments…. hmmm i adore Jolie, but her acting talent…
    Even her Oscar role… Jolie played a troubled young woman in Girl Interupted and lets be honest that wasn´t very difficult for her. She WAS a troubled young woman. She played herself in a lot of movies. She is very good in choosing her roles, they always fit perfect with her (current) real character.

    Her filmography reads like her biography: troubled young beauty, wild child, drugs, experimental sexuality -next phase- action, sex symbol, super hot power woman -next phase- charity, serious, noble, mystical goddess.
    IMO she´s better behind the camera, she´s a talented director and i love that she wants to tell important stories and not just blockbuster stuff for the money.

  32. US MAG says:

    The newest issue of US Mag has an interesting story about them:
    - They have been engaged four months! (that means since october 2013? A proposal on their second anniversary perhaps? (in October 2011 they were in the promotional tour of Rum Diary))
    - The plans for their fall wedding are underway. Likely will be small and on the island.
    - Johnny is so proud of her, that’s why he wanted to support her at the premiere
    - “This is genuinely the happiest that Johnny has ever been” according to a source close to him.
    - Vanessa gave her blessings to the union and Johnny always has been really honest with Vanessa about his relationship with Amber.
    - The children love her, what is great for Johnny not only because they all live together now. But also because he want to expand the family. “He wants everything with her, the marriage, the babies”, etc. According to the source.

  33. IceQueen says:

    Wasn’t Megan Fox compared to Angelina Jolie the same way? Where is she now? Those young things should climb the ladder slowly to get far ahead and not be compared to someone really great at the beginning of their careers. (“really great” career wise and not personality wise-for those of you planning to jump at me that she (Jolie) is not great at all, etc) They should not welcome such comparisons as tempting as they sound. They all fall down the ladder very fast as they fail to meet the high expectations in every movie they make.

  34. JC says:

    She’s so budget to me. She’s like a dollar store Kendra Wilkinson, who I also do not find attractive.

  35. Karen says:

    I have mixed feelings towards the girl. I don’t have a reason to dislike her but she perplexes me.

    I don’t think this was necessarily a PR tool. I say this because there is 0 new information here. The comparison has been made before and we don’t learn anything about Amber that hasn’t already been circulating.

    I’ve never seen her in a film besides the Rum Diary, which I saw a few months ago. I don’t think Amber was good or bad – she was barely in it at all, she had hardly any lines, she was simply eye candy. ANYONE could have played that role. I was surprised because she allegedly won over the roll from the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley and both are pretty talented and have more range than that role allowed. Granted, it was starring alongside Johnny Depp and directed by Bruce Robinson, who was once a great. And the character’s part was likely bigger in the book, but the screenplay was crap. I was surprised because of the way she promoted it so heavily while all the other actors, with the exception of Johnny and the director, attended like 1 premiere (i.e. Aaron Eckhart).

    Something that rubbed me the wrong way was an interview she did when she said she was happy she won the role and how the role called for an actress and not a celebrity. Its so silly because she talks about women being taken seriously, but in that instance she shaded ScarJo for her looks and personal life when in reality she’s done far bigger and more complex roles than Amber AND won a Tony. She clarified her statement, but still.

    • Me says:

      She denied that she talked anything at all about scarleth johansson in a interview. She told that Daily Mail “invented” that lie and she even asked to the newspaper to give to her the recording of the interview and show to her where she said something about Scarjo? But the journalist told that he loss the recording…
      Amber said that she wrote several letters to Scarjo to explain the situation and apologize by the mistake, but she doubted that Scarleth knew who was her, so likely she didn’t care nor about the lies on the daily mail and nor about her apologizes…

  36. Jordan says:

    ON Jolie’s worst day and Heard’s best, there is no comparison. Amber will never be as accomplished as Jolie.

  37. umyeah says:

    For some reason, she’s very forgettable. She’s like every other Hollywood starlet. There’s nothing very distinct about her. And it’s funny because they keep mentioning the island thing. Brad Pitt does have his own island too. Angelina bought him a heart shaped one for his birthday or something. Lol. Johnny depp lost his hotness long ago. Now he is too costumey and theatrical looking. When I look at him, I just see Tim Burton characters.

  38. Bria says:

    Depp looks very stiff and uncomfortable in the first picture. I get the feeling that she’s dressing him now. I kinda feel sorry for him

  39. 15 Minutes says:

    Sounds like Amber’s PR working OT to save the last gasps of her pathetic career. After this movie bombs her career will be over. Then Depp can take an Alka-Selzer: “Pop pop, fizz fizz, I don’t have to play this charade anymore!”

  40. GIRLFACE says:

    She is totally a try hard cheerleader. No one can be Angie. Angie broke onto the scene with her cigarettes, her tattoos, her swag, her torn up t-shirts, her talent, and her sincere dark vibes. Remember how dark Angie’s hair used to be? She looked like a 6th coven member from The Craft. She was completely bold in interviews without being canned. She also had a successful film industry dad who, for better or worse, may have opened doors for her. She fucked around with lots of high profile men before Brad and made no boners about it. She had a successful, prolific, career before she got with him too. There is no comparison. She has always been stunningly beautiful and very good at keeping a little mystery around her. The blood necklaces? Remember? She was this divine vision of every uncool, misunderstood girl in high school finally getting her turn. She rocked the beautiful loser thing like no one had before, except maybe Wino. She seemed genuinely tough and she always looked the part.

    This girl looks like a cheer captain at a state college in Texas. To me she is a wannabe try-hard and unless someone can bust onto the scene who is as genuinely interesting, fucked up, beautiful, captivating and intelligent as Jolie… there will not be another one. Angie’s smarts and savvy cool totally come through on screen. Some things can’t be acted. This girl is a prettier dud than most, but I don’t think she’ll get very far. And yes! She totally looks like J’s daughter in the first pic, lol.

  41. Karen says:

    Isn’t it weird how in the last post about her she was mentioning not wanting to do a franchise like Pirates but was potentially in the running for 50 shades? Maybe that was just a rumour though.

  42. StaCat1 says:

    I’m not a fan of either of them. But I think it’s way too early to tell. I remember young Angie (before St Angie) and she got shot down by UNICEF as ambassador due to her image/history. Then she landed at UNHCR. Angie, in her Billy Bob days, didn’t have the image/love many have for her now- she was just viewed as odd/freak (Amber has gotten those tags too). As far as acting talent, like Jolie, I think Amber is pretty good doing what she does (tough/dark characters). But there isn’t much range for either of them outside of those parts (not known for their comedic skills). They are both really good at using press too. So they both have that. I can see Amber laying the groundwork on that path. Time will tell. Just my take…

  43. Bea says:

    My, my how this trick’s tune has changed.

    “I want to be an artist. I don’t want to be a celebrity. You can find pictures of me [on the Internet] pumping gas, picking up dry cleaning, walking my dog, but nowhere are you going to find pictures of me hanging around at some nightclub … Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it.”

    Oh you want it you little name-dropper – you want it bad.

  44. Leah says:

    I understand that she has to hustle and push herself but I don’t see any likeness neither in their appearance or career. Where Amber Heard has a typical blonde cheerleader looks easily mistaken for a host of other hollywood actresses like Blake Lively and Scarjo. Angelina especially the young angelina was an exotic unique beauty that no one would mistake for anyone else. Ambers public persona seems contrived as if she is saying the stuff that she or her publicists thinks will make her seem cool, it does not feel genuine. And lets not start on the acting. At 27-28 angelina had several hit movies and had won awards for her acting, something Amber is not anywhere near so far.
    So i think she should stop comparing herself to angelina it makes her shortcomings look that much more apparent. She should try and be herself.

  45. Cotton Candy says:

    IMO she has an average body for a Hollywood star.

  46. Carol says:

    I always wondered why Amber hasn’t made it – she has what it takes to be a star I think. Unlike Angelina, it looks like Amber had to get engaged with an ‘A’ lister to get any attention. And I’m sure it will only be a matter of time (a short time that is ) before she goes back to the ladies and drops the Depp.

  47. Denise says:

    If you have to try so hard to make someone happen……

  48. lisa2 says:

    I always say

    Why be the copy when you can be the ORIGINAL.

    Johnny has been looking a bit sick to me. His face is very drawn in that top picture. I haven’t seen a recent pic so he could have just been under the weather. I also don’t like the way he dresses; even without all the scarves, necklaces, rings and torn hats

  49. Sambo says:

    Well ive never heard of her…

  50. Just Me says:

    If she had what it takes to truly be a huge star, we wouldn’t be hearing meaningless (Jolie leg?!) comparisons. We’d be hearing about what makes her so special, or at the least, a unique niche. Again, branding 101. Her people have to know this. Maybe they realize what they’re dealing with and are just trying to buy her some temporary success on Angelina’s coattails. I can’t believe how transparent it all is, though. Someone needs to have her people watch “Who moved my Cheese?” on Youtube. The internet has completely changed the game. Unless they just don’t care, which could be another explanation for this mess. Another is that Johnny is writing this mess himself. Sounds about right with how dated and transparent this push is. Whatever the case, it’s bad branding. Angelina Jolie leg comparisons do not equate to career longevity.

  51. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    No becasue she is about as interesting as Eva Mendes.

  52. Jenny says:

    I feel PR and some people is trying to convince me and others that this nobody is the next-Jolie, or the next big star, etc. Well, she has no charisma, she looks like having a big ego and she has ZERO talent!!

  53. A Fan says:

    I never thought of Johnny Depp as cool or sexy – in fact, the opposite.

    His old girlfriends elevated him – he was at his height during those years…credit to them? They were cool, they were sexy – that rubbed off on him.

    This current one, not so much, eh…so never in a million years will a Jolie she be!

    [apologies for the bad rhyme...]

  54. AnnaSun says:

    I dislike Jolie, and I think this article is inaccurate and by comparing her to a hot up-and-comer like Amber, it seems the writer is trying to overhype her for whatever reason. It’s not going to work, we know Jolies’ career is on the decline.

  55. drea says:

    So that’s her PR’s strategy? LOL Reach much? The Jolie was already a star, arguably the biggest female box office star, at the height of her controversies. With Brad, popular opinion was that she was the settler and he was the reacher. Heard, on the other hand, is struggling to remain relevant, much less likable, and needs an A-lister like Johnny Depp to keep her in the press.

    And the one big thing Angelina has that Amber will never have is the weird, crazy devotion of those millions of Brangeloonies. The Brange don’t even have to fight their own press/social media battles because the fans will happily do it for them. Unfortunately, Amber, even when paired with Johnny, just doesn’t inspire the same fanaticism.

  56. serena says:

    These days I’m much more into Kevin Costner than scarfy-mid life crisis- Johnny Depp. No doubt.

    Also, no way in hell Amber could EVER out-do Angelina Jolie.. she wish.

  57. Holly says:

    I do think Amber is very attractive but that is all she has going for her. Her acting is not great. She says she doesn’t just want to be the hot woman in films but that is all she ever is. On top of that she is clearly playing a game by dating Depp. The signs are all over the place for all to see. Either Depp is blinded by love or he is well aware but happy to go along with it to have the hot woman.