Actress Amber Heard looks white hot on the July 2015 cover of ELLE, wearing a Ralph Lauren jacket and Thapelo Paris swimsuit displaying her tattoo. The wife of Johnny Depp, and former Guess model, poses for Liz Collins in a glamorous photo shoot where she models furs and gowns. In her interview, she opens up about married life, female roles in Hollywood and more.
Amber on the dearth of layered female roles in Hollywood:
“I get a stack of scripts, like, once a month, and most of the time, you find these placeholder girls that are there to provide a bounce for the male character. So we know he’s funny because she’s serious and she’s mad at him. We know he’s strong because she needs saving. So really her job is to validate this personality trait of our hero or male. I mean we’re trying to imitate life, and it seems to me a deeply saddening injustice that we are so uncreative and uninterested in developing representations of female life.”
Amber on tiring of being put in “a Barbie box”:
“I feel like I’m constantly fighting against my exterior, or this exterior presentation of myself because of how I look or perhaps because of who I’m with.”
Amber on life since marrying her husband, Johnny Depp:
“Nothing is a dramatic change. We’ve been together for a long time now, so it’s been a fairly organic process. I have a fiercely independent spirit.”