Amber Heard Says She Doesn’t Want to Be “Crucified” as an Actress After Johnny Depp Trial

Amber Heard Says She Doesn't Want to Be "Crucified" as an Actress After Johnny Depp Trial

Amber Heard, whose dog stepped on a bee, recently spoke with Deadline, shedding light on her view regarding her latest movie, In The Fire. After endless months of ongoing discussions surrounding her personal life, Heard comes back in Conor Allyn’s new film. In her interview, she delves into her aspirations for the future and addresses the trial she lost against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

Amber Heard Says She Doesn’t Want to Be “Crucified”

“You know, I just want to make movies and be appreciated, as an actress, I don’t want to have to be crucified to be appreciated as one.” Amber Heard expressed. However, she emphasized her hesitation to face undue scrutiny to attain such recognition. She acknowledged her control over her words but lamented the uncontrollable narratives surrounding her, overshadowing her dedication to this project.

One valuable lesson she has learned is that she cannot dictate the stories others fabricate about her. Although she anticipates appreciating this realization in due time, she now yearns to end the relentless barrage of criticism directed at her. 

“I’m in control for the most part of what comes out of my mouth. What I’m not in control is how my pride in this project and all we put into this film can be surrounded by clips of other stuff. That’s a big thing I had to learn, that I’m not in control of stories other people create around me. That’s something that probably I’ll appreciate as a blessing further down the line.”

The Aquaman actress aims to address the elephant in the room with transparency in mind. As an actress, she aims to support the film and not subject herself to unjust lawsuits. “So let’s get the elephant out of the room then, and just let me say that. I am an actress. I’m here to support a movie. And that’s not something I can be sued for.” 

“I’m not telling you I have this amazing film career, but what I have is something that I’ve made, myself, and it has given me a lot to be able to contribute. The odds of that in this industry are really improbably but somehow, here I am. I think I’ve earned respect for that to be its own thing. That’s substantial enough. What I have been through, what I’ve lived through, doesn’t make my career at all. And it’s certainly not gonna stop my career.”

Heard also made a surprising return at the Taormina Film Festival red carpet on June 23 for the premiere of In the Fire.