Talking to Playboy magazine Amber Heard spoke at length about her sexuality, the impact that it’s had on her career and gay rights issues as a whole.
On the subject of her own sexuality, and when she decided to come out and admit that she was gay, Heard said that she never felt the need to, not because she was trying to hide anything, but because she wasn’t hiding it by the way that she was living her life:
First of all, to say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that – no pun intended – I never came out from anywhere. I’ve always lived my life the way I’ve wanted and have been honest with myself and everyone around me. In the past I’ve had successful relationships with men, and now I’m in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love I am totally open.
Leading her to then speak about the impact it had had on her acting career, Heard said she felt that it hadn’t really impacted her one way or the other, believing her desire to not be labelled as being one thing or the other had been of benefit:
It didn’t really affect anything in my career. I don’t think the producers and directors I’ve worked with care one way or another. I don’t want to be labeled as one thing or another. And I don’t want to be put into a category, as in ‘I’m this’ or ‘I’m that.’
And when asked about gay marriage, Heard was equally supportive… though it has to be said she doesn’t seem so keen on the idea for herself!
It is an important issue, and I’m fighting for the right to get married. For other people.
Via Perez Hilton.