Amber Heard Says She Was Warned That Revealing Her Bisexuality Would End Her Career

The actress says being her true self in Hollywood was difficult at first. 

Amber Heard is speaking out about how she was told by Hollywood honchos that revealing her true sexuality to the public would end her career.

The actress was speaking at The Economist's Pride & Prejudice event at New York, where she told the audience that producers and studio heads expressed serious doubts that she could ever convincingly play a straight woman in a romantic lead, because in real life she was out as bisexual.

Amber admitted she was bisexual seven years ago and says it was “difficult” to deal with people who didn’t understand her attraction to both men and women. There was never a big press conference on the topic, she says, she just answered honestly at the time when a reporter asked her straight if she was bi.

"Then I realized the gravity of what I had done," she said. "It was not easy. I was the only one working in this way, so it was definitely difficult because no one had done it," she says about being openly bisexual in Hollywood.

“I did that even though everyone told me it would end my career, without a doubt.”

Amber, 30, has finalized her divorce from Johnny Depp, said she never tried to hide her sexual orientation.

"When I hear someone comment about me coming out, I think it's funny because I was never in," she said.

Amber’s up next as Mera in Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero film Justice League.

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