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Amber Heard was warned coming out as bisexual would ruin her career. Her response? ‘Watch me’

Everyone told me, ‘You cannot do this’, Aquaman and Justice League star and ex-wife of Johnny Depp, who recently dated Elon Musk, says in magazine interview

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 3:03pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 3:03pm

Amber Heard was told to choose between her bisexuality and her career.

The Aquaman star, most recently seen in Justice League , told Allure that people warned her to stay in the closet if she wanted to pursue acting.

“Everyone told me: ‘You cannot do this.’ I had played opposite Nicolas Cage [in one movie], and in another I was playing opposite Johnny [Depp],” she said.

“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.’ “

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Heard was married to Depp from 2015 to 2017 and recently broke up with Tesla founder Elon Musk.

In 2010, she brought then-girlfriend Tasya van Ree to a Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation event.

“I didn’t come out. I was never in. It’s limiting, that LGBTQ thing,” she told Allure.

“It served a function as an umbrella for marginalised people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity. 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.’”