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Heard: I’m fiercely independent

Published 09/06/2015

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard says “nothing is a dramatic change” since marrying Johnny Depp.

The 29-year-old actress tied the knot with Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp in February. The newlyweds were recently rumoured to be under strain already, but speaking for the first time about their nuptials, Amber insists all is well at home.

“Nothing is a dramatic change. We’ve been together for a long time now, so it’s been a fairly organic process,” she told the American edition of Elle. “I have a fiercely independent spirit.”

It’s both spouses’ desire to be their own person and not live in each other’s pockets that Amber thinks makes their marriage work. But by marrying such a high-profile Hollywood star, the blonde beauty may have to start sacrificing something she treasures just as much as her independence.

“The thing that really scares me is the potential of losing my freedom,” she confessed. “I never want for my life to lose the ability to transverse the world, with freedom and ease. The freedom and ease I have worked so hard to acquire for myself.”

Amber began dating the 52-year-old in 2012 after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary. Since then she has starred in 3 Days to Kill and will soon be seen in Magic Mike XXL. But the star admits it can be hard to find the right roles and be able to prove herself as an actress in her own right, not through her relationship.

“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,” she said, but added that strong female roles are few and far between regardless. “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.”

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