Amber Heard in i-D: My Father Didn't Raise Me To Be A Damsel

Amber Heard in i-D: My Father Didn't Raise Me To Be A Damsel

She”s gearing up for the premiere of “Paranoia” and during promotions, Amber Heard scored a feature in i-D Magazine”s Street issue.

While donning designer garbs from Diesel and Marc Jacobs for the Michael Hauptman-shot spread, the 27-year-old actress opened up about growing up in Texas and life before her sudden stardom.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Heard”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit i-D Magazine!

On her Texas lifestyle:
“My father didn”t raise me to be a damsel. Texas wasn”t the idea place to express individualism. I was always told what a woman should be. I realized I was alone, that I didn”t belong there. I felt like I was dying creatively. I craved a place where I could express myself.”

On her adventures after leaving home:
“I just couldn”t stay in Texas, so I took off. I moved to New York, I traveled Europe, I worked with a fake I.D. It was blind bravery and ignorance. I just wanted to hear the word “no.” By the time I got to LA, I knew nobody, I had no money, I could carry all my possessions on my back. When I think of it now, it seems scary. But I loved it. I had no responsibilities, and I felt incredibly liberated. That was ten years ago. I guess that means I”ve been doing this job, and nothing but this job, for a solid ten years.”

On her personal life:
“I have to fight, tooth and nail, everyday, for my private life.”