Amber Heard Is Not ‘Ashamed’ to Be Bisexual

Amber Heard is notoriously private about her personal life — especially when it comes to dating Johnny Depp. Nevertheless, she in no way regrets her decision to come out publicly as bisexual back in 2010.

“I didn’t want to look like I was hiding anything,” Heard tells the September issue of Elle, alluding to her then relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree. “I’m not, and wasn’t ever, ashamed.”

The same seems to go for her new romance with Depp. While she may stay mum with the media, Heard is living their love out loud, staying by her man’s side from concerts, to international promo tours, to museum outings with his kids. But don’t expect her to settle down with Depp any time soon.

“I don’t imagine myself, my work, or my life, fitting into any kind of standardized path,” she explains. “In fact, the idea of there even being a standard freaks me out a lot.”

So when it comes to choosing acting roles, Heard avoids any casting that could be labeled stereotypical.

“I’ve always fought against what was expected of me as much as I could,” she says. “I try to play characters who are somehow empowered or strong. People want to put me in a wedding dress and make me the object of affection, but I’d much rather shoot the gun and save the world.”

Heard can next be seen on the big screen alongside Liam Hemsworth in corporate espionage thriller, Paranoia; in October, in Robert Rodriguez’s action-adventure Machete Kills; and next year, as an assassin in Luc Besson’s Three Days to Kill.