Amber Heard is a pretty lady but a pretty sub-par actress, in my opinion. Sure, her life is great because she’s still managed to get rich and now gets to sleep with everyone’s favourite dirty hippie grandpa, Johnny Depp (yes, we all still would), but things could’ve been so different for her in Hollywood if there were better roles to go around. You see, Amber can’t help that she’s pretty, and since there are so few good roles for women that aren’t about being pretty, she just went with the flow.
“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. I think in Europe things are better, but, in the US, we still have characters who are defined by physical attractiveness.”
“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. 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.”
I mean, look – I do get what she’s saying. But it’s sorta hard to feel bad for her since the whole reason she even has a career and a platform on which to bitch about this is because she’s conventionally attractive and was able to make that work for her. Yes, Hollywood should put even MORE great roles out there for women that aren’t based on physical attractiveness, but she’s worried about being locked out of… something she’s not locked out of? All the great roles for women that are out there and filled by attractive women, she could theoretically fill, physically speaking. If she were a better actress.
I get her point about the fact that women even have to be attractive to get roles, but it would be nice if she could recognize her part in that. Ugh, whatever, Amber Heard. Side note, though – I was at some launch party at Diane Von Furstenberg’s studio a couple years back and Amber was there and HOLY MOLY is she perfection in person. Like, intimidatingly pretty. I feel like these Company photos make her look like a a bad combo of Evan Rachel Wood and Rumer Willis, so not sure what’s going on there. Just wanted to vouch for her prettiness.