Amber Heard’s sexuality has been a mystery to her fans for a while and her recent comments about it will either further confuse you or make everything suddenly seem clear.
In an interview with Allure published Wednesday Heard was asked if she identifies as bisexual and gave an unexpected response. The 31-year-old actress has dated both men (she was previously married to Johnny Depp) and women, leading many to believe that she is, but it turns out she’s just “a person,” as she puts it.
“I don’t identify as anything,” Heard responded. “I’m a person. I like who I like. I happened to be dating a woman, and people started taking pictures of us walking to our car after dinner. I [was] holding her hand, and I realized that I have two options: I can let go of her hand and, when asked about it, I can say that my private life is my private life. Or I could not let go and own it.”
She then explained her view of it through her experiences as a leading actress in which she was expected to play roles of a traditional, heterosexual woman.
“Everyone told me: ‘You cannot do this.’ I had played opposite Nicolas Cage, and in another I was playing opposite Johnny. And everyone said, ‘You’re throwing it all away. You can’t do this to your career.’ And I said, ‘I cannot do this any other way. Watch me.’ ”
“They pointed to no other working romantic lead, no other actress, that was out. I didn’t come out. I was never in,” Heard explained.
So, if you didn’t get the gist there, the “Aquaman” star marches to the beat of her own drum and doesn’t give a damn about labels. She doesn’t even believe in the whole LGBTQ concept and thinks society is getting carried away with all the letters, when it’s really pretty simple. We’re all humans.
“It’s limiting, that LGBTQ thing. It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity,” Heard said. “As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters. It was a great shield, but now we’re stuck behind it. It’s so important to resist labels. I don’t care how many letters you add. At some point, it’s going to spell ‘WE ARE HUMAN.’ ”
So whether that clears everything up for you on Amber Heard or completely throws you for a loop, one thing is for sure–she has one wild take on sexuality.