Amber Heard takes a stroll after getting her nails done in New York. (March 2012)
“Rita Hayworth in ‘Gilda’ is one of the most important and powerful pieces of work that influenced me as an actor. That was a time when they could tell stories where the female characters could be tough and didn’t have to apologise for their sexuality. That’s unusual in films in this day and age. Today women are either dressed in pantsuits to show they are strong or have their boobs up to their chins to show they are sexual. What makes it so wrong is that we know in real life women don’t behave that way. Women don’t divide or compartmentalise aspects of their lives. Look at someone like Lauren Bacall, who was strong and feminine.” - Amber Heard
[the problem with being sexy] “It’s so rare that women get to play characters at all. If you do play a character it’s because you’re not sexy- they’re mutually exclusive for some reason.”
"Texas wasn’t the place to express individualism. I was always told what a woman should be. I didn’t belong there. I was dying creatively. I craved a place where I could express myself."