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Amber: Drive Angry one for the boys

Published 21/02/2011 | 10:21

Amber Heard said the film was one for the boys
Amber Heard said the film was one for the boys

Amber Heard has admitted that, with fast cars, guns and her in tiny shorts, her new movie, Drive Angry 3D, may appeal more to a male audience.

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The 24-year-old blonde beauty stars as the fast-driving heroine alongside Nicolas Cage in the gory action flick.

Amber said: "Yes it will appeal to the guys I imagine. It also has me in Daisy Dukes which maybe helps pull that audience in."

But she added: "I would go see it, if I weren't in it, because it has a lead female hero who is no victim, no damsel, she is no one's romantic lead. She is truly a character unto her own and doesn't need the support of other characters.

"She's a bad a*s, Daisy Duke-wearing, Charger-driving, punch-throwing bat-out-of-hell - she's a strong woman.

"And I think for a woman to go into a theatre to watch a woman lead a movie like that, I think that's important. I think women will definitely get a kick out of this movie too."

Amber plays diner waitress Piper who helps Nicolas Cage's character in his battle to chase a devil worshipper and save his baby granddaughter.

The Texan actress - who came out at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation 25th anniversary dinner in December when she attended with her girlfriend, photographer Tasya van Ree - also stars opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary later this year.

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