Amber Heard is a well-known American actress who has starred in several great movies. Apart from her supporting roles,  she has also starred as the lead actress in The Ward, Drive Angry, and London Fields. She gained a lot of attention due to her trial against Johnny Depp with whom she divorced in 2016. The trial was widely publicized and was even recently released as a documentary on Netflix. 

Despite her family being initially unsupportive of her decision to become an actor, she chose to follow her dreams and went on to become a famous actor. One of the most popular characters that Amber Heard portrayed was Mera, an Atlantean princess. Her first appearance as Mera was in DCU’s superhero film Justice League. She reprised the role in 2018’s Aquaman which starred Jason Momoa in the titular role. 

Amber Heard
Amber Heard

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Amber Heard’s Family Was Embarrassed

Every person in this world struggles in both personal lives and professional lives due to the choices they make. However, it is up to them whether they want to give up or keep fighting. Amber Heard stood no exception to this as her artistic nature was strongly opposed by her family, which the actress had once insisted was very religious and conservative.  

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2013, Amber Heard told the interviewer that she was the only actor in her entire family. She revealed that her interest in acting came as a disappointment to her parents. She said: 

“My parents, in school, once we’re called in, ask them about me being such an artist, and if can I.. maybe channel that into more productive things, like math or science or something. And my parents were… He has this almost apologetic attitude, like, We don’t know where she gets this acting thing. She wants to be in the theater. I don’t know. It’s like, We don’t know where she gets it. “\

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Heard chose to be a fighter who fought against all odds to establish herself as a renowned actress from scratch in the Hollywood entertainment industry since she had zero contacts and probably no support from her parents. She gained recognition for her performance in the movie The Rum Diary opposite Johnny Depp.

Amber Heard’s Idea of Happiness Is Ordinary

Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman
Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman

Usually, celebrities are known to have expensive hobbies, and sometimes their concept of happiness does not align with those of common people. However, during the aforementioned interview with Vanity Fair, Amber Heard revealed her idea of happiness and it did not seem to be anything out of the ordinary. She said:

“My idea of perfect happiness is being able to eat chocolate and drink red wine all day long without any consequences. I consider my greatest achievement to be, always having been able to jump, I don’t know, being silly enough or dumb enough to jump.”

 

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Heard will be reprising her role as Mera in James Wan’s Aquaman 2 which will see the titular character Aquaman exploring family dynamics and shouldering responsibilities as a father and the King of Atlantis. Since her casting was opposed due to the defamation trial against Johnny Depp, she will probably have her screen time reduced.

Source: Vanity Fair

 

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