Amber Heard has admitted Angelina Jolie was an inspiration to her when it came to being a bisexual actress in Hollywood, she has revealed in a new interview.
The 27-year-old actress, who is currently dating Rum Diaries co-star Johnny Depp has always been open about being bisexual and in a new interview she claimed Jolie, who has previously spoken candidly about her relationship with women, provided her with inspiration to be honest about her own sexuality.
She told Company magazine: "[Angelina Jolie] is an incredible example – just an incredible force in terms of challenging the status quo. I think she talked about [being bisexual] honestly, which I love her for. Honesty is best – staying quiet can be so detrimental.”
Amber talks bisexuality in new interview (RonyShram/Company)
Going on to discuss the difficulty of being an actress in Hollywood, Amber admitted that while she's had her fair share of good roles, she at times feels the emphasis is on looks.
“You name me movies where the woman’s part isn’t narrower than the man’s and they will be the exceptions – not the norm," she claimed,
"I think in Europe things are better, but, in the US, we still have characters who are defined by physical attractiveness.”
Amber Heard on the front cover of Company Magazine (RonyShram/Company)
Revealing what she looks for in a role, Amber went on: “I try to search for roles where the character is not dependent on how she looks, but it is hard because I didn’t know anyone in this industry so I started as an extra and fought. I’ve had to take on roles that were superficial, girlfriend roles, but I’ve tried to put some power or strength into them."
Amber opened up about being a woman in Hollywood to Company mag (RonySharm/Company)
She added: "And I don’t think talent and beauty are mutually exclusive. It’s a shame that someone like Charlize Theron has to put on a bunch of weight and fake teeth to be seen as a talented actress.”
The 27 year-old, who is currently shooting new movie London Fields in the UK, has racked up a pretty impressive list of co-stars over her short career, but revealing who she considered the most impressive.
She claimed: “I’ve always worked with cool people – both men and women. Harrison Ford in Paranoia was a legend. Liam Hemsworth is such a talent – he will work forever.
"Demi Moore was one of my favourites – so genuinely benevolent. I learnt so much from her.”
The full interview appears in the December issue of Company (on sale 13th November). Also available in digital edition on Apple Newsstand. For exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Amber's cover shoot, please go to www.company.co.uk/amber-heard
Amber with current boyfriend Johnny Depp