Amber Heard in i-D: My Father Didn't Raise Me To Be A Damsel
While donning designer garbs from Diesel and Marc Jacobs for the Michael Hauptman-shot spread, the 27-year-old actress opened up about growing up in Texas and life before her sudden stardom.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Heard's interview below. For more, be sure to visit i-D Magazine!
On her Texas lifestyle:
"My father didn't raise me to be a damsel. Texas wasn't the idea place to express individualism. I was always told what a woman should be. I realized I was alone, that I didn't belong there. I felt like I was dying creatively. I craved a place where I could express myself."
On her adventures after leaving home:
"I just couldn't stay in Texas, so I took off. I moved to New York, I traveled Europe, I worked with a fake I.D. It was blind bravery and ignorance. I just wanted to hear the word 'no.' By the time I got to LA, I knew nobody, I had no money, I could carry all my possessions on my back. When I think of it now, it seems scary. But I loved it. I had no responsibilities, and I felt incredibly liberated. That was ten years ago. I guess that means I've been doing this job, and nothing but this job, for a solid ten years."
On her personal life:
"I have to fight, tooth and nail, everyday, for my private life."
Photo Credit: Michael Hauptman for i-D