Amber Heard has opened up about the media scrutiny following her legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
In 2022, the aquatic the actor was embroiled in a high-profile lawsuit when Depp sued her for defamation, after she hinted that Depp abused her in a 2018 commentary for washington articles. Heard, 37, countered Depp, 60, alleging that Depp’s lawyers defamed her by calling her claims fraudulent.
After six weeks in court, the jury finally ruled in Depp’s favor, awarding him $10 million (£8 million) in damages and $5 million (£4 million) in damages. damages. The amount was later reduced to $350,000 (£287,000) under the statutory limit. Meanwhile, Heard was awarded $2 million for her countersuit.
The trial, televised and streamed online, is one of the most discussed cultural events of the year and a frequent trending topic on social media.
Now, Heard is gearing up for his first film since the court battle – a role in the TV series directed by Conor Allyn. In the fire.
In a new interview, the actress spoke out about the pressures she faces and not being able to “control the stories” about herself.
“I control most of what comes out of my mouth,” she says Duration at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.
“What I have no control over is that my pride in this project and all that we put into this film could be surrounded by clips of other things. It was an important thing that I had to learn, that I have no control over the stories other people create around me. That is something that I will probably appreciate as a blessing in the future.”
She continued: “Right now, I just want to not get so stoned at me. So let the elephant out of the room, and just let me say it. I am an actress. I’m here to support a movie. And that’s not something I can be sued for.”
Heard went on to discuss how proud she is in her career to date, having worked professionally “my whole adult life, since I was 16”. As a result, she says her success in such a tough industry is enough to shape her reputation more than her personal life.
Heard explained: “I think I earned the respect because it was its own thing. “That is important enough. What I’ve been through, what I’ve been through, doesn’t make my career at all. And it certainly won’t stop my career. So let’s talk about this movie.”
In the historical project, set in 1890, Heard plays an American psychiatrist called in to examine a boy in Colombia who faces the death penalty after a priest considers him a devil.
Heard has said that the film is ultimately about love and addressed what she hopes audiences will get from it.