Amber Heard on leaving home at 16: My parents couldn't stop me
Since "Paranoia" hit theaters, the press has had more opportunity than ever to get to know Amber Heard, and in almost every interview, the 27-year-old actress politely dodges questions about her relationship with Johnny Depp, and speaks honestly about her past relationship with female photographer Tasya van Ree.
A recent sit-down with Net-A-Porter's The Edit was no different. Asked why she came out as bisexual, Heard told the site, "I watched people around me succumb to hiding, and hiding denotes shame. I feel, and felt zero shame. We all love who we love; we don't choose it."
She also shed some light on why she left her home in Texas when she was just 16. "I needed to go. I didn't have a goal. I was just curious and hungry and had nothing to lose," said Heard. "I come from the middle of nowhere and grew up with nothing. I remember my biggest hurdle was that I wasn't yet 18, and it caused some problems — getting a hotel room, for instance. I was on my own. I forged my parents' name to be on set, because I was a minor, but I was working as an adult. I forged a fake ID too. [My parents] did not react ideally, as you would expect. But they also couldn't stop me."