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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Heard: Depp has no affect on work

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are engaged
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are engaged

Amber Heard has revealed her relationship with Johnny Depp hasn't had an impact on her career.

The actress, who is engaged to her Rum Diary co-star, said her personal life hasn't affected her work or the roles she is offered.

"I haven't noticed any change in my career. And, for better or worse, I've always had a love life that seemed particularly salacious to some people. Before, it was also seen as unconventional," she told W magazine.

Amber, who graces the front cover of the magazine's latest issue, got engaged to Johnny in January 2014, after they met on the set of their 2011 film. Before her romance with the A-list actor, she dated photographer Tasya van Ree for about four years.

The 28-year-old, who has starred in Drive Angry, Zombieland and Machete Kills, looks for parts where she is seen as more than just a pretty face.

"It's very hard to find opportunities like that as a young romantic lead," she said of The Rum Diary. "As a woman, I usually have two options: Sex Object or the Best Friend Who Isn't Sexy.

"It's not creatively fulfilling to just be sexy. I did nothing to look the way I look. The genetic cards that anyone is dealt are not in their control, so to take pride in my looks would be a mistake. And besides, in LA there's always someone more beautiful!"

She also joked her friends tip off her boyfriends about her mood swings.

"Whenever my old friends meet someone I'm involved with romantically, they immediately warn them: 'She may look refined, but when she's angry, she can go trailer park really fast'," she said.

"But I'd always rather be passionate than bland. I can't imagine living a quiet life."

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